After nearly ten years in Greater Vancouver’s coffee industry, Patrick and Lisa Beecroft opened Caffé Divano’s first location in 2008. The duo’s vision for its Port Moody café was to offer the neighbourhood a place where members of the community could feel at home, and be proud of the spot where they “do life” together. Soon after, the Beecrofts opened a location in Burnaby and, finally, turned Patrick’s first venture (originally Cornerstone Café) into Caffé Divano’s Coquitlam location in 2012.
The Beecrofts are not your typical business owners. Their love for hospitality has turned many of their customers into cherished friends. They’re also committed to running a business that not only offers the finest products and the best customer service, it also gives back to those in need.
What inspires this? Well, in some ways the Beecrofts are not your typical family. Patrick and Lisa are raising two vibrant daughters, the eldest of which has autism. Parenting a child with special needs has made the founders even more eager to run their business in a way that is inclusive and community-focused. Of course, it takes more than one family to oversee three cafés. The rest of Caffé Divano’s team is as committed to quality and community as its owners.