The Anarchist is an anti-capitalist cafe, shop, and community space, founded in March 2022. We exist to support, and promote, radical, intersectional, leftist political and economic theory and action.
I acknowledge that The Anarchists sits on the rightful homeland of many indigenous peoples and nations, stolen, and under the occupation of a white supremacist state.
We commit our support to the struggle for Land Back, the abolition of the Canadian state and society, and justice for all those submitted to genocide by the plague of so-called, "Western Civilisation."
Founded on a huge amount of experience at the cafe level of the specialty coffee industry (harbinger of gentrification around the globe), I aim to serve the most delicious "third wave" coffee drinks and baked goods and trendy light roast beans, while constantly looking for ways to undermine the plethora of toxic, oppressive, exclusive parts of the standard formula. I hope to be a subversive alternative to what we're all used to, but it's a learning process.
No purchase or permission is required to use the washroom or hang out in the cafe.
In addition to the the usual food and drinks, I carry a selection of radical books, art, stickers, pins, buttons, keychains, jewellery, clothing, tote bags, and hopefully much more in the future. Painfully aware of the danger of commodifying radical politics, I try to work with small, relatively ethical (it's all relative in capitalism) supplier-creators, keeping prices as low as possible, and focussing on getting radical ideas and messages into the hands of anyone who wants them.