We took possession of the space at 2615 portage avenue on Thursday, November 24 and we opened for breakfast on Tuesday, December 4th. It’s still a work in progress, probably always will be, we still have chairs to build, bookshelves to assemble and stock, walls to paint and people to hire, but we opened our sunny front room and started serving on Tuesday morning.
Some of you might be asking, “weren’t you going to be in Osborne Village?” Well, that was the plan, but things don’t always work out how you expect they will. Some of you know what happened, the rest will have to use their imagination. I was always taught, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.”
Anyway, when things fell apart, we went looking a new place. Our two criteria were that it had to be already set up as a restaurant and it had to be in a vibrant neighbourhood. This is when we came across this building in Sunny St. James. I didn’t really realize that there are lots of people living down here. And they are really nice people! So we found this little spot, made a deal, and then spent 10 days of ridiculously long hours to get it ready to open. This is the first time we have ever set an opening date for a spot, and actually opened on that date.
People have asked, “are you doing a soft opening?”. Sort of, not really. We are solidly open. However, we are opening one meal service at a time in the chronological order of the meals in your day. First, this week, we are open for breakfast. Next week, we will open for lunch. We are still waiting for our liquor licence, and at this late date we probably won’t get it before Christmas, so we expect we will open for dinner early in the new year.
Our phone number, if you want to talk to us in person is 204-254-GOAT (4628)
People have asked, “are you still doing catering?”
One of the reasons we fell in love with this space, is that there is plenty of room to prep for catering events. For example, we are catering 3 office parties this weekend and a First Night of Chanukah event next week.
For catering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org