The Vancouver Convention Centre welcomes downtown Vancouver's newest coffee bar and wine bar, LOT185 Café + Wine Bar. Overlooking Jack Poole Plaza, this new cafe embraces the modern aesthetic of the Convention Centre while offering a casual dining experience for both visitors and Vancouverites.
Inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of European cafes, and tapas and wine bars, the menu at LOT185 focuses on local ingredients while embracing the diverse landscape of British Columbia. An in-house bakery, overseen by Executive Pastry Chef Maurizio Persichino, provides fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and other grab and go items during the day. Tapas and Neapolitan–style pizzas will be featured in the afternoon and evenings with a menu crafted by Executive Chef Mark Massicotte that reflects the multi-cultural flavours that can be found all around Vancouver. A BC forward wine and craft beer list, complemented by a selection of international wines, will be offered alongside a full coffee bar with ethically sourced beans from North Vancouver coffee roasters, Moja Coffee.
Extending over two levels, this beautiful space for 80 people was reimagined by the team at HCMA Architecture + Design to reflect the beautiful coastline on which it sits and embrace the natural aesthetic already reflected in the Convention Centre. As the world’s first double LEED Platinum certified Convention Centre, it was important that LOT185 reflects those environmental designs but also provide a welcoming and modern space.
“We recognize that many locals do not have the opportunity for culinary experiences at the Convention Centre unless they attend a meeting or banquet. We are thrilled to open the doors to LOT185 on September 28 and invite the local community to join us,” says Andrew Pollard, Regional Vice President, Centerplate – the Convention Centre’s official food and beverage hospitality partner.
The public is invited for the official opening of LOT185 Café + Wine Bar on September 28. The first 185 patrons will receive a free 12oz coffee and fresh-baked blueberry lemon scone; a special welcome prize package and a chance to win a personalized lunch for four at a later date in the tasting room.
LOT185 Café + Wine Bar will operate both in tandem and independently from the Convention Centre with its own entrance off of Jack Poole Plaza as well as entry points from inside the facility. The hours of operation will be Monday to Friday from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, closed Sundays.