A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.


Neighbourhood: Strathcona
868 East Hastings St.


Daily from 9am-4pm


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The People

Anna McMillan – Founder & General Manager
Rheanna Miller – Partner & Cafe/Events Manager
Kirsten Kennedy – Partner

About The Garden

The Garden is located in the historical Strathcona neighbourhood; our space is built upon the unceded and traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples.

The idea and concept for The Garden evolved over many years before we actually set shovel to dirt. It is rooted in connection through shared values. Connection to our community, our partners, ourselves and to the present moment.

Our hope is to create a space that resonates with many different people for many different reasons. A space to be inspired, feel relaxed, learn something new, eat and drink something delicious, meet an old or new friend. The meaningful stuff.


“Think back to your favourite childhood hideaway. Now, rejoice that The Garden Strathcona is exactly that for your adult self” – Pendulum Magazine, November 2018

“The Garden serves great coffee from Agro Roasters and a solid food program with one of the best chocolate cookies I’ve ever had in my life, plus incredibly friendly staff ” – Vancouver Coffee Snob, September 2018