Abbotsford’s Little Sprout cafe reopens after temporary closure

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The Little Sprout Cafe, operated by Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford, has reopened after having to temporarily close due to a shortage of staff.

“We are thrilled to be open again and serving our loyal customers,” said Matt Dirks, chief innovation officer at Communitas.

The Little Sprout Cafe, which originally opened in April 2021, focuses on fresh, nutritious food made from local ingredients.

The curated menu showcases microgreens grown directly in the cafe from urban growers, but what makes the cafe truly unique is its focus on inclusive hiring.

As a Communitas company, Little Sprout Cafe prioritizes employees who live with challenges, creating an environment where people receive the support they need so they can perform at their best.

“We are grateful for the enthusiastic support we have received from the public both in terms of our menu and how we support people in our community,” Dirks said.

It took several months for the cafe to reopen as new employees and interns came on board and prepared to deliver the same quality of food and service that customers expect.

Patrick Moore, the new chef at Little Sprout, has over 40 years of restaurant experience. He said he loves having such fresh produce on hand and is excited about his team.

“It’s the most positive and friendly environment I’ve ever experienced,” he said. “The cafe staff are amazing.

Mikayla Mendonça is a returning customer who is thrilled that the Little Sprout Cafe is open again.

“The positive energy here is absolutely contagious,” she said. ” And the food ! I can’t say enough about the freshness of the flavors. I look forward to continuing to bring my son back so he can experience all the tastes Little Sprout Café has to offer.”

Little Sprout Cafe is located at #102 – 2776 Bourquin Crescent West and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit littlesproutcafe.ca for more information.

Little Sprout Cafe emphasizes healthy eating and inclusive hiring. Pictured is a ham and brie sandwich. (Photo of Little Sprout Cafe: Vicky Manderson)

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