Café Jeff now open at Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Mélanie Chadenet-Valin

Joanne King (centre), president of the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation, cuts the ribbon of the newly renovated and renamed Café Jeff. With her are Brigitte Paquette, assistant to the deputy CEO of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale and responsible for Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s, and Michael Boden, executive director of the Jeffery Hale Foundation.

After major renovations, Café Jeff, located on the ground floor of Jeffery Hale Hospital, officially opened on April 19.

Everyone at the Jeffery Hale appreciates the improved service offered at Café Jeff (formerly the Café Croissant), including residents and their families, clients and staff. Visitors and others from the surrounding neighbourhood are welcome to enjoy the facilities as well. The complete renovations, covering both space and equipment, cost $165,000. They were made possible thanks to contributions from the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, the Jeffery Hale Foundation and the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation.

Free samples of some of the new products at the Café Jeff were offered at the “soft” opening in mid-April. Martin Bélanger, the café’s recently-hired manager, looks forward to introducing the community to his high-quality menu that includes lattés, soups, fresh sandwiches, muffins and a smoothie of the day. Iced treats will also be offered during the summer. Customers may pre-order their lunch by calling the café directly at 418-684-5333, ext. 1293. Debit and credit cards will be accepted.

All proceeds from the Café Jeff return to the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation, whose only mission is to raise funds to support projects that enhance the quality of care and services offered at Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s (grouped with the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale). The foundation supports several projects annually to improve the quality of life of the residents of the Jeffery Hale Hospital and Saint Brigid’s Home.

For more information about Café Jeff, including its menu and opening hours, or about the Friends’ Foundation, please visit