What happens when you take two longtime residents of Port Moody, add a posse of friends and artists and provide a great space with excellent food and drink? You get the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody’s arts and heritage district, of course.
“You know "that café" everyone dreams of – the one where the door clinks open, you see your friends, the barista knows your name and there is always a new piece of art to check out? That’s the vibe we were after when we took over the Gallery Bistro,” says Helen Daniels who, with husband Rainer Daniels, completed renovations and an expansion of this quaint hideaway a few years ago. “We wanted a funky little cafe where people can connect with the arts scene in Port Moody. It's such a vibrant community."
Along with an innovative roster of arts events, including readings, pop-up theatre and gallery shows, the Gallery Bistro serves up tasty gourmet soups, sandwiches and salads, weekend brunch specials and a full array of specialty coffees and treats.
“And,” says Daniels, “if we don’t already know your name, we want to know your name! For us, this whole business is about connecting with people.”
On July 28, 2019 - Gallery Bistro was destroyed by fire.
It will be sadly missed by patrons and staff, musicians and other artists in the area and beyond.