The Ellice Café & Theatre opened in February of 2005 as a non-profit community development initiative of New Life Ministries.
The goal is reasonable prices, quality meals and friendly staff - most of which live in the West End. The restaurant serves a broad spectrum of people. It has become a great place for "white collar", "blue collar", and "no collar" people to have an affordable, quality meal.
Customers seat themselves, order and pay for their meal at the register, then have the meal
delivered to their table. The goal was to speed up service. Prices are in increments of 25 cents and the PST and GST are both included in the menu prices. "What you see is what you pay."
Menu sales from the Ellice Café help us subsidize a low-income food service for some residents of the New Life Ministries transitional housing and emergency shelter. The café is also a natural venue for volunteering and job training.