Our Story
Joe’s Table began as a father’s dream for his son, Joe, to experience the joy and self-esteem that comes from having a meaningful job, doing something you love that others value.
Like many people with autism, Joe was usually given jobs behind the scenes, yet he really had a talent for engaging people and making them feel welcome.
A coffee shop seemed like the perfect place for Joe. The first Joe’s Table Cafe opened in Burnaby British Columbia in 2013, employing five people with disabilities.
We have plans to expand to 10 coffee shops in B.C. within two years.

Our Mission
To create a self-sustaining social enterprise that models and promotes community inclusion by offering a high quality coffee house experience while providing purposeful employment that showcases the skills and talents of people with cognitive disabilities.

Our Approach
We start with great coffee. We serve locally roasted, gourmet brewed coffee, hand crafted espresso beverages and delicious snacks in a warm yet contemporary neighbourhood setting. Our staff takes great pride and delight in providing outstanding customer service.
What’s more, we offer a soul-warming opportunity to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities through coffee enjoyment. 
Approximately half of our employees have different abilities. To further our reach, we provide catering services and make our gallery, (Burnaby) available for meetings.Our whole bean coffee is also available for purchase in shop and online.

Our Organization
We are a non-profit society committed to providing fulfilling employment to as many people with cognitive disabilities as possible. We are currently privately funded, with additional assistance from community grants.