Coffee & Tea

Our coffee is sourced via direct trade, which means there is a relational chain from the café to the farmer who grew the coffee. We buy our coffee from the roaster Detour, who works with a green buyer to determine what coffee qualities are desired. The green buyer works directly with coffee farmers to develop a quality and consistent product, which can then be sold at a higher price point. As a result, the farmer benefits from a higher level of income and the café and consumer benefit from a higher quality coffee.

For tea lovers, we’ll have a variety of premium loose leaf teas available. We want your cuppa to be perfect so we’ll use the precise water temperature suited for your favourite tea. Our hot water tower provides us with four different temperatures of water on demand, which will draw out your tea’s full flavour.

Small Bites & Gelato

Sample one of our small bites with your coffee or tea. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, we’ve got a snack for you!

You’ll enjoy doughnuts provided by OhDoughnuts, sticky buns from Jonnies Sticky Buns, foccacia and other treats from Stella’s, and cookies baked by Mike Harms. Our yummy gelato is sourced from Eva’s Gelato on Corydon Ave. And, we’ll surprise you with one other yummy small bites provider when we open!

Join us on opening day, January 5, 2015, to enjoy our offering of small bites and gelato!

We’re hiring!

At folio café, we’re in pursuit of quality and comfort. We want our customers to enjoy artisan espresso, gourmet tea, small bites, and delicious gelato while relaxing in comfortable seating and gazing out at CMU’s beautiful campus. We are passionate about fairly traded beans and locally sourced food.

We’re looking for friendly, engaging, customer service minded staff. Intense training on precision espresso based drinks will be provided. We offer promising positions with opportunity for development, individual responsibility, and the potential for increased responsibility as a shift supervisor.

Click here to learn more about the barista positions we have available

Welcome to folio café

Coffee. Small bites. Gelato. These are what you’ll find at folio café, located in the new Marpeck Commons at Canadian Mennonite University.

At folio café, we’re in pursuit of quality and comfort. You’ll enjoy your cup of artisan espresso while relaxing in comfortable seating and gazing out at CMU’s beautiful campus.

folio café sources direct trade coffee, which means your cup of coffee is ethically traded and made from top quality beans. Our tasty small bites will be sure to whet your appetite for more—whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer savoury snacks. And the gelato you’ll enjoy comes from Goodies Bake shop on Ellice ave.

Follow our blog for more updates as we get ready for opening day on Monday, January 5, 2015.

folio café is a space for you – whether you need a place to connect with a friend, read a book, or write a paper, you’ll be welcome and comfortable here.