Our story


Its all about the journey...

Driven by a passion for creating a better world for future generations, we have searched far and wide to find the right community in which to thrive.  That searching ceased once we found Nelson! We have both always felt a deep connection to nature and, with that, have spent many years exploring the outdoors through our love of sports and travel. Throughout all of these experiences, we often found it hard to find good, wholesome, ethical food while on the road and could never understand why. We knew it was time to create a roadside revolution!

Now that we have found and purchased the Appy Cafe, we are dedicated to providing good ol' scrumptious home-cooking for everyone who comes in.  But, wait, theres more! Not only will you have one satisfied belly, but you'll also leave knowing that you are not only supporting the local economy, but also the world. We source the most natural, freshest, local ingredients whenever possible and strive to create as little impact on this earth as we can. We work with ethical farmers, suppliers and artisans because we believe that food isn't just about filling the stomach but filling the soul too! Furthermore, we will be donating 1% of all of our profits to the organization 1% For The Planet.

Our search for a community focused town in a natural paradise led us to Nelson, and right away we realized that this part of the world is home to a thriving art community. With inspiration all around, its easy to see why so many artists call the West Kootenays their home, and why Nelson specifically has earned a reputation of the #1 small arts town in Canada! We support the arts community at The Appy Cafe and are happy to showcase a plethora of work from paintings to jewelry, ironwork to photography, and more! We're always accepting new art so come by and check it out!!!

Peace, Love and Good Vibes

Sian & Pat