Lazy Tulip to participate in Ecofest 2013

EcoFest Music Schedule copyWe are excited to be part of Ecofest 2013 again this year.  The festival runs September 27-29 at Heritage Park in Barrie, ON.  We’ll be set up at the Market Cafe along with our friends at Rawlicious and Unity Cafe.  It’s going to be a fun weekend!

This year we will be serving dinner for the Fashion Show on Friday night starting at 5pm.  On the menu we have a  Coconut Squash curried crepe with a Jicama Slaw.  For dessert we’ve got Pumpkin Cheesecake and Apple Crumble.  All our veggies & fruit will be locally sourced!

For Saturday and Sunday we have Avocado Wraps, Soy-Marinated Tofu Wraps, Moroccan Squash Soup, Grilled Mozzarella/Tomato/Basil Paninis and Apple Pie Crepes along with loads of great baked goods ranging from vegan & gluten-free to totally sinful.

See you there!!

Now Serving Planet Bean Coffee!

This weekend we are proud to be launching our new coffee from a small micro roaster from Guelph, ON called Planet Bean.

And with this change will evolve our passion for coffee.  The Planet Bean team will be sending in their barista for a full on training session at the Tulip.  We’re really looking forward to this as we are in desperate need of help in the latte art department!  We will also be hosting a coffee tasting event featuring our new line of coffee!  Please stay tuned for dates on that!

Here is our Planet Bean Coffee Lineup

Mexican Chiapas : Strong, Bold Flavour . Smoky & Spicy . Our Darkest French Roast

Peruvian Cafe Femenino : Floral Aroma . Notes of Caramel & Roasted Nut . Medium Roast.  Grown in the Andes by the Cafe Femenino women’s cooperatives of northern Peru.  Check out more about Cafe Femenino here!

Jumping Bean :  Espresso

Full City Peruvian Decaf Espresso : A Medium Roast with mild acidity and a fruity aroma accompany wonderful notes of cherry and chocolate.

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About Planet Bean

Planet Bean began roasting coffee in downtown Guelph in 1997.  From the beginning their focus was on certified fair trade and organic gourmet arabica coffee.  They roast to order in small batches, therefore, they don’t warehouse any of our roasted coffee so it is always fresh roasted when shipped.  And they are passionate about their work!

Planet Bean Vision

Planet Bean is an innovative business model that is fair, sustainable and passionate.

Planet Bean Mission

Planet Bean create

s the best tasting coffee and through fair trade, links producers and consumers in a meaningful way.

At Planet Bean we are

Barrie Organic Fair Trade Coffee


We believe our success is grounded in a moral economy informed by the principals of fair trade for our producers, our workers , our shareholders and our customers.


We have a passion for excellent coffee, and this is reflected in our knowledge and advancement of gourmet coffee creation


We are respectful of the many hands that touch our coffee – from the farmers who grow and harvest it, to the roasters who roast it, the baristas who brew it and to those who drink it.

Ecologically Sustainable

We believe our success as a business is measured not only by our financial earnings but also our ability to reduce our ecological footprint, improve the health of the planet and advance organic production.

Co-operatively Driven

We believe a democratic workplace based on the international principals of co-operation is the way to create a model for a people centered economy.

Planet bean coffee at the Lazy TulipFor more information on Planet Bean check them out at:

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Summer Patio weather is here in Barrie!

It was a long, cold winter here in Barrie so it is much anticipated that one can enjoy a nice hot or cold beverage with this lovely view of the lake. Okay….so you have to look past the construction zone…but just imagine it’s not there!! lol!

We now have lots of iced beverages ranging from house brewed iced tea (ask what our daily brew is!), iced coffee, iced latte and even Virgin Chocolate Espresso Martinis….how festive!!

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It Iced Coffee weather!

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House brewed iced tea daily!


Food Revolution Barrie

Lazy Tulip to participate in Food Revolution Barrie

Lazy Tulip to participate in Food Revolution Barrie

This Friday, May 17th Food Revolution Barrie takes over the Barrie City Hall to teach people about getting back to basics and using fresh, local ingredients to make simple and nutritious homemade food!

The Food Revolution was founded by Chef Jamie Oliver who is an inspiration to millions around the world.  Known to many as a campaigner for real food, Jamie’s efforts have highlighted the importance of food education, learning how to cook and sustainable food growth.

Please join us at the Barrie City Hall from 10am – 4:30pm where we will be offering yummy food made just as we always make it….FRESH!

For more information about Jamie Oliver’s movement go to Food Revolution Barrie!

Tulip to host Fundraising Event for Belize Community Conservation – Kids for Clean Water

The Belize Community Conservation is an organization that is committed to connecting, working collaboratively and consulting with global citizens to help create self-sustaining and strengthened communities by supporting & enriching the lives of people living in Belize.  They presented some kids from the Holy Cross Primary school $4.00 disposable Kodak cameras and told them to Photograph What you Love. Love What you Photograph. The results are now available for online auction or for $15/person you are welcome to come on May 8th from 6-8:30 where you can enjoy house made baked goods and a virgin chocolate espresso martini.  To bid on these photos please go to Kids for Clean Water and bid in the comment box!

To RSVP for the event on May 8th please go to Grow Yourself, Grow Your Business, Grow a Dream.

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Barrie Mother’s Day Brunch Menu 2013

Check out our 2014 Mother’s Day Brunch Menu here!

Please join us for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12!  We are offering a menu that has something for everyone with many vegan and gluten-free options!

Our Mother’s Day Brunch menu will be available all day Sunday, May 12 starting at 9am until 3pm.  We are requesting that you reserve your table by calling us at 705-252-0910 or by email at

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Lazy Tulip Mother’s Day Brunch menu

One Year Anniversary Party

Lazy Tulip turns one!

Lazy Tulip turns one!

It was one year ago on February 23rd that we quietly opened our doors.  This year has been full of lessons learned, friendships made and the development of an incredible staff.

Please join us for mini tuna melts, our Barrie Nutty crepes, carrot/coconut/ginger soup and a chocolate rose anniversary cake!  Also, our own Fuzzy will be playing an acoustic version of his music along with local musicians.  Will be fun!




Lazy Tulip Cafe to participate in Soup’s On event!

Fundraiser for Heart & Stroke Foundation

Fundraiser for Heart & Stroke Foundation

It’s a soup competition for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and we are entering our ever popular “Carrot, Coconut, Ginger” soup. Please be sure to vote for us for the Golden Ladle Award!!!!

This annual fundraiser will take place during Winterfest weekend as Soup’s On invites local restaurants to provide samplings of different soups to be enjoyed and judged by the public in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The soup will be served at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda and Circle at the Centre on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the cafe or by contacting the Heart and Stroke office at 705-737-1020, or visit

All proceeds will support heart and stroke research.

Photography on Display | Andrea M Desjardins

We are happy to announce that we now have some new photography on display at the cafe from local photographer, Andrea M Desjardins of Context Photography!

She is a self-taught photographer and photography has been her passion for over 9 years. Her mission is to find meaning in the unexpected, turning ordinary into extraordinary, exploring her inner spirit, and sharing her passion and vision with you!

Please feel free to drop in and check them out!

New Menu and the Evolution of the Lazy Tulip

Today we are happy to bring out our new menu reflecting the direction that the Lazy Tulip is taking.

One of them is that we are now only serving free range, grain-fed, local chicken!

Also, we are now baking our own bread in house!  Foccacia, Mini-baguettes, white & whole wheat is being baked daily.  Soon to come… made gluten-free bread and bagels!!

Be sure to stay tuned as we continue to evolve into the cafe for the Barrie community.

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