Michelle Huggins


Having always wanted to have her own cafe dreams really do come true when you follow your heart.  After years of travelling and spending too much time on a secluded island Michelle has somehow landed in Barrie with her dogs and is now the owner of this fabulous cafe. The Lazy Tulip is how she […]


Marie Crawford


Marie comes from that far away land of Toronto after owning & operating her own juice bar Pulp Kitchen for 20 years. She’s into healthy eating, exercising, cats and anything with two wheels. She also has a passion for painting and artwork in between shifts. She is happy to be part of the Lazy Tulip […]

Lynn Therien

Server/Sandwich Artist

Lynn is a local political activist with a passion for social justice. She is the Young Greens representative for the Green Party of Ontario and one of the founders of the local committee to end violence against women called Pulling Roots. She also has a passion for singing and spending time with her friends & […]

Michael Ciesielski


Michael likes Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen’s University with a focus on Printmaking. Since his escape, Michael has recently attended a year long print residency in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  He’s quirky, he’s funny and we just love him.   You can find Michael […]

Erica Reynolds

Breakfast Cook

Erica Reynolds is a 2nd year student of the Culinary Management program at Georgian College. Her love for delicious food and travel has led her here to Barrie Ontario. Originally from Kebaowek First Nations in northern Quebec, Erica is of Anishinaabe Algonquin hertiage and has found a place to plant new roots here at the […]

Andrew Nikkanen

Breakfast Cook

Andrew Nikkanen is an aspiring chef at Georgian College. He is passionate about creating delicious meals made with love which is evident with the energy he brings to the Tulip. When he is not cooking he is singing, painting or enjoying Nature. Andy is currently in Strasbourg, France learning French Cookery for two months.  We […]

Jessica Kelly

Breakfast Cook/Server

Jessica is our newest team member and spends most of her free time keeping up with a very spirited 7 year old and his feisty kitten. She loves spending her limited alone time running alongside Barrie’s waterfront in the mornings and creating art, not for results but for the process. She enjoys cooking for others […] | 29 Maple Avenue, Barrie, ON, L4N 1R7 | 705-252-0910