Photo credits: Ubuntu Canteen

Say Goodbye to Ubuntu Canteen: Fraserhood’s Beloved Organic Restaurant and Bakery

It’s a sad day for Vancouver’s foodie community as another beloved spot announced their closure.

Ubuntu Canteen, the organic restaurant and bakery located in the Fraserhood neighbourhood, recently shared on its Instagram profile that its last day of service will be on April 16th.

The news came as a surprise to many loyal customers who have been dining at Ubuntu since it first opened its doors in 2018.

Ubuntu Canteen was more than just a cozy restaurant and bakery. For many, it was a champion of community and connection, a place where people could come together to share a meal, have meaningful conversations, and build lasting relationships.

Its unique and inclusive ethos made it a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike, and its closure has left many feeling heartbroken.

Photo credits: Ubuntu Canteen

The outpouring of messages on Ubuntu’s announcement post shows just how important the restaurant was to its community. People have been sharing their memories of the restaurant, the meals they enjoyed, the conversations they had, and the friendships they made.

According to owner David Gunawan, Ubuntu Canteen was about more than just food. It was about creating a space where people could connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them.

Photo credits: Ubuntu Canteen

In the announcement, he eloquently signed off, “the legacy of Ubuntu Canteen will live on in the hearts and minds of all those who were fortunate enough to be a part of its community.”

The closure of Ubuntu Canteen is part of a larger trend in Vancouver, where long-time restaurants are closing up left, right, and center. From food spots that have been in operation for 40 years to just 5 years, it seems like no restaurant is safe from the ever-changing landscape of the city. The loss of these beloved spots is felt deeply by the community, and people are mourning the end of an era.

As Vancouver continues to grow and change, it’s important to remember the impact that restaurants like Ubuntu Canteen have had on the city’s cultural fabric. They’ve not only served delicious food but have also created spaces where people can come together, build relationships, and foster a sense of belonging.

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