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 […]

Lynn Therien

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

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 […]

Jessica Kelly

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 […]

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Wally Hassanzay

Wally moved to Barrie in November, 2018 to be here with his best friend and her daughter; to whom he plays the role of Papa to the best of his abilities. You can find him doing shows in Toronto with the theatre company Mortar & Pestle Productions either onstage or as crew or both! He’s […]

Alysia Gilham

Alysia is a traveller at heart which is why she was drawn to the Lazy Tulip where the feel of being in a cafe from afar still penetrated her soul. You will find Alysia happily working the sandwich line or jumping on the floor or making your latte, her talents allow her to soar in […]