Coco Cafe – Where Community Works

//Coco Cafe – Where Community Works

Coco Cafe – Where Community Works


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This summer I went kayaking out of a community called Cedar just south of Nanaimo.


The paddling was amazing with beautiful sandstone cliffs and huge arbutus trees in full bloom – but there was something else very special about Cedar
that I didn’t know about at the time – a little cafe with a big story to tell! A story born out of necessity and courage coupled with incredible community support and a whole lotta love.

I went back to Cedar in September and talked to the folks at that Cafe.

And tonight I’m really happy to share with you the story of the
Cedar Opportunities Co-op or the Coco Cafe – a very special social enterprise.

Caring, Inclusive, Where Community Works

I encourage you to check out their website Direct your questions to Melanie Cadden at

The Cafe is located at 4A-1840 Cedar Road in the Cedar Village Square just south of Nanaimo.

Drop in for a coffee, breakfast, lunch, take out or a heaping bowl of community and inclusion!


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About the Author:

I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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