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There's a trendy cafe moving into Vancouver's iconic new red 'petal' building

This is one venture that will have you buzzing ☕️
The 'South Flatz' building, including the iconic red petal, at 569 Great Northern Way. Photo via PCI Group

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. 


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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.

nemesis-polygon-dope-bakehouseThe Dope Bakehouse is the in-house bakery at Nemesis Polygon, which opened Dec. 13, 2019. Photo:

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 cafe-restaurant - with their "Coffee Creating Culture" motto - quite well.

No opening date revealed just yet, but you can follow on Instagram for updates.

Nemesis at South Flatz is located at 569 Great Northern Way in Vancouver