The story of Us.
What makes this place special is Jane.
There are few chefs on the planet who can claim that they have worked at the world's best restaurant. Jane is one of those chefs.
While at El Bulli in the Catalan region of Spain, Jane was exposed to the highest level of culinary achievement and surrounded by the more molecular aspects of modern cuisine.
So…"Who is Juanita"...you may ask?
Jane’s nickname while working at El Bulli was Juanita, which is a close translation of her English name.
When thinking about what she wanted to accomplish in this new space, she envisioned the high level of cooking experienced while in Spain, mixed with the approachability and honesty of the food comforts she loves to cook.
The Juanita menu does not scream of modernity or sophistication, but when you join us for an Eggs Benedict, a Reuben Sandwich or a Bolognese, you will taste the care and attention payed to each element on your plate--from the sourcing of great ingredients, to the preparation, to when it arrives in front of you.
Our Commitment to YOU!
Our mission is to serve as a hub in the great community of Kitsilano by facilitating experiences of joy, human connection and pleasure--this is our ultimate privilege.
Whether part of your daily routine or for special occasions, we welcome guests from all walks of life to the safety and warmth of our inviting space to enjoy our familiar yet elevated menu and our genuine hospitality.