A local-focused coffee and wine bar opened in September in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Overlooking Jack Poole Plaza, the new space offers a casual dining experience for both locals and visitors. LOT185 is spread out over two levels, accommodating 80 people. The modern space was inspired by the laidback atmosphere of European cafes, tapas and wine bars -- while the menu is focused on local ingredients. A full coffee bar features ethically sourced beans from North Vancouver coffee roasters Moja Coffee.
Executive Pastry Chef Maurizio Persichino oversees the in-house bakery, which features fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and other grab 'n go items during the day. The afternoon and evening menu, crafted by Executive Chef Mark Massicotte, is highlighted by tapas and Neapolitan-style pizzas. The beverage menu includes BC forward wine and craft beers, complemented by a selection of international wines.
LOT185 is operating both in tandem and independent from the Convention Centre. It has its own entrance off Jack Poole Plaza, along with entry points from inside the facility.