Joe’s Table began as a father’s dream for his son, Joe, to experience the joy and self-esteem that comes from having a meaningful job, doing something you love that others value. Joe was usually given jobs behind the scenes because of his autism, yet he really had a talent for engaging people by greeting them. A coffee shop seemed like the perfect place for Joe.
The first Joe’s Table Cafe opened in Burnaby British Columbia in 2013. With ambitious plans to expand we are a social enterprise committed to providing fulfilling employment to as many people with cognitive disabilities as possible.
To create a self-sustaining social enterprise that models and promotes community inclusion by offering a high quality coffee house experience while providing purposeful employment that showcases the skills and talents of people with cognitive disabilities.
We start with great coffee. We serve locally roasted, gourmet brewed coffee, hand crafted espresso beverages and delicious snacks in a warm yet contemporary neighbourhood setting. Our staff takes great pride and delight in providing outstanding customer service.
What’s more, we offer a soul-warming opportunity to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities through coffee enjoyment. Approximately half of our employees have diverse abilities.
Our Core Values
The values that drive our work are: