Railtown Café to open three new locations in Vancouver

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      Known for its delicious handmade sandwiches, salads, and pastries, Railtown Café will be expanding around the city with three new locations set to open later this year, and in early 2017.

      The first of the three new cafes will open this fall at 980 Howe Street, located at the new Manulife office building. The 1,700-square-foot space will feature 60 seats, with an additional 15 on the patio.

      A smaller second café will open at 1691 Main Street in the winter of 2016/2017, which will occupy a 1,200-square-foot space with 30 seats and 8 on the patio.

      The third location is scheduled to open in early 2017, making 409 Granville Street its new home. It will cover 1,800-square-feet, offering 60 indoor seats and 15 on the patio.

      The flagship Railtown Café was launched in 2012 by chefs Dan Olson and Tyler Day in the city’s Railtown district, which paired perfectly with its successful catering division—Railtown Catering.

      It offers everything from gourmet sandwiches to artisan bread and pastries, locally roasted coffee to cold-pressed juices and local craft beer.

      “We’re extremely excited to not only grow the Railtown brand but to introduce ourselves to some new local neighbourhoods in the coming months,” said Olson in a press statement. “We look forward to fostering the same fun, friendly environment and sense of community for staff and customers in our new locations that we’ve become known for at our original cafe where it all began.”  

      To mark its fourth anniversary, the flagship location (397 Railtown Street) will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on July 22 (2 to 6 p.m.). Guests will be treated to complimentary ice cream cones and samples of the eatery’s house-made sangria.