About Us

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Our Values

From plant based espresso drinks, smoothies & meals to cafe operations, compassion for all living things is at the root of everything we do at The Ground Up Cafe.

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Our Responsibility

Every time you support a business or their products and services, you are supporting their values, which is why we are choosing to partner with suppliers that align with our value system as well… putting people and planet before profits.

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Our Coffee

The cup of choice for the socially and environmentally conscientious coffee connoisseur! We are incredibly proud to share with you our hand selected 3 bean organic, fair trade and eco-conscious blend roasted by O-Joe Coffee in Strathroy. Enjoy it naked or paired with our house-made mylks and natural sweeteners

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Our Meals

Our menu only includes ingredients that are delicious, wholesome and health promoting to help you eat healthy and feel amazing. From immune boosting smoothies to nutrition packed meals on the go, benefit from the power of plants!

Why?

Why Organic?

Well, it’s not because it’s trendy, but rather, because it’s not. There is nothing trendy about wanting to ensure the food we are eating is real food, free of chemical fertilizer and pesticides. At The Ground Up, we consciously choose food grown with respect for the land and the people who work it. There are many positive reasons people choose to eat organic these days, and at The Ground Up Cafe, we do it for likely the same reasons – from health of the planet to the health of ourselves and our families.

Local organic will always be our top priority as it helps us ensure that the food we serve has been grown and sourced with respect for the land and the people who work it… Because compassion for all living things is at the root of everything we do at The Ground Up Cafe…

Why Plant-Based?

“Compassion for all living things is at the root of everything we do at The Ground Up Cafe”. This mission extends beyond our concern for the suffering and misfortune of others, as equally important, it includes our own personal health. Concern for one’s own well being is why we make sure the food we prepare and serve at The Ground Up Cafe promotes optimal health. “Plant-based” puts an emphasis on real food. Is it Vegan? Yes it is! Everything at The Ground Up Cafe is by definition vegan… free from animal and animal by-products. But we take it a step further to make sure our menu items are health-promoting whole foods, made fresh daily.

Why Eco-Conscious?

“Compassion for all living things is at the root of everything we do at The Ground Up Cafe”… This includes our living planet. Our environment is not an afterthought when we make decisions at The Ground Up Cafe, but rather a priority. Every decision starts with the question, “how will this impact our environment and local habitats?”. Putting the planet and the people all along the supply chain from seed to seat first, we help ensure we are minimizing our impact on the planet while striving for real sustainability.

Because We Can Do Better!

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100% Plant Based Compostable Containers

We only use containers that are 100% environmentally friendly, fully biodegradable and compostable and wherever possible, made from plants – never petroleum!

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Going Beyond Fair Trade Organic

When it comes to coffee, Fair Trade Organic certification is just the beginning. Selecting growers that have an unwavering respect for the land and the people who work it is our top priority. Every coffee sold contributes to women’s initiatives both locally and abroad.

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