Vancouver's Nemesis Coffee is almost ready to launch their third location. This time the café-restaurant will open what they're calling their flagship location, and it's situated in an eye-catching East Vancouver building.
Part of the South Flatz development adjacent to Emily Carr University, Nemesis' new home is inside the iconic red 'petal' pavilion, a 2,000-square foot space contained beneath an exterior of overlapping, cascading deep red panels.
The building was designed by Vancouver's Perkins+Will for PCI Group. Aptly, among the many local and international projects with the Will+Perkins touch include the visitor centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden, which also has a flower-like exterior shell.
Nemesis Coffee began a few years ago with their more modest Gastown digs. The coffee shop drew acclaim for their brunch-centric eats and baked goods.
At the end of 2019, Nemesis opened up on the North Shore as part of The Polygon Gallery near the Lonsdale Quay; there they have their Dope Bakehouse production facility.
In addition to their food and pastries, the cafe is known for their single-origin coffee program, as well as their music and arts-fuelled vibes. The brand's connection to facilities so rooted in arts and culture, like Polygon and Emily Carr University, suit the café-restaurant — with their "Coffee Creating Culture" motto — quite well.
No opening date revealed just yet, but you can follow @nemesis.coffee on Instagram for updates.
Nemesis at South Flatz is located at 569 Great Northern Way in Vancouver