Brad and Summer Dotinga opened the doors of Olive and Ruby in Kitsilano three weeks ago and haven’t looked back! Named after their two daughters, Olive and Ruby is a café serving wholesome fare with a full espresso bar. And if that didn't sound delicious enough, the huge kitchen out back is also home to the team’s juice brand, Sexy Juice.
A passion for collaboration and art is visible from the moment you walk in the door at Olive and Ruby. The vibrant wall mural was custom designed and painted by Dana Mooney, the perfect reminder of summer all year round, and don’t get us started on those awesome hanging chairs!
Cradling your latte are beautiful hand-crafted ceramics from Three Corners Artisans, another project that contributes to an incredible and full coffee experience that goes beyond the bean. Pallet is proud to be the support behind the coffee bar, right from the beans to training the Olive and Ruby team as baristas.
Our Pallet baristas spent several hours in-store helping the team understand the science behind espresso, and tips on how to turn coffee and milk into swans (aka: latte art)!
Brad told us the team was originally doing around 20 coffees per day, which has since increased to over 70. By night, the team are busy watching videos on latte art, something a few months ago they could have never imagined capturing their attention.
It is this passion for the cup that we’re thrilled to be a part of.
Take our word for it, if you’re heading down to Kits anytime soon, stop by for a visit. You may stop for the unique hanging chairs and gorgeous mural but you’ll be back for an incredible coffee experience.
Check out their website here: www.oliveandrubycafe.com