Abby Eats Cafe Wants to be a "Pay What You Can" Cafe in Abbotsford,BC


Hello friends,

We just wanted to bring you up to speed with Abby Eats Café and what’s been happening.

The good news throughout this process is that so many people have been extremely excited and generous with their time and resources in hopes of bringing the 1st “pay what you can” café to Abbotsford, BC to help with our cities food insecurity issues. We are so thankful and blown away by the interest in making this project come to fruition. Unfortunately, we have not raised enough start up capital to open the café and I, (Kyle Dyck) have come to the point where I need to start paying the bills and mortgage…there does not seem to be a pay check in starting a non-profit organization, haha. We simply do not have the funds and resources at this point to pursue its creation. Money sucks sometimes! With that said, we have made the decision to donate ALL of the financial donations to the Abbotsford Food Bank and support their awesome efforts to help our city with food insecurity issues. They do great work.  

I would like to thank everyone who volunteered and met with us, it was really a neat experience and far more positives came from this venture then I would have thought at the beginning. Maybe at some point we will run into some crazy funding, but at this point we have to put the brakes on the project and dream.

Thanks again everyone for your support, its pretty cool to see the generosity at work in so many kind hearted people in our city and outside as well.

 Let me know if you have thoughts or questions! 

-Kyle Dyck (

About Us

Our Mission

Abby Eats Cafe is a non-profit, social justice enterprise that serves local products, delicious food and operates under a “pay-what-you-can” model. We value a place where everyone is welcome and we provide creative payment solutions for all. Our hope is to create a culture where we help eliminate food insecurities, while providing fantastic food and community connections.  

Our Vision

TO SHARE   Share love, offer hope, build community and have fun through the food service experience    

TO SUPPORT   Support the local economy and invite the city to celebrate what the Abbotsford area provides.   

TO SERVE   Help eliminate food insecurity, build relationships and share life with our community through the food service experience   

TO PROVIDE   Provide affordable, delicious meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.   

"Pay What You Can" Explained

At Abby Eats Cafe, we embrace a pay what you can concept by providing a few different payment options.   

1. Pay what you can afford. 

2. Pay the full amount of the suggested meal price. 

3. Pay the full amount of the suggested meal price, plus a little extra to “pay it forward.” 

4. Give your time in service to “pay it forward” for your neighbor to enjoy a meal. 

5. Give your time in service to pay for your meal. This provides a “hand up, not a hand out” opportunity  

Abby Eats Cafe is sustainable through your GENEROSITY!



Our crowdfunding site is  Click to give and see how much we have raised! 

Our goal is to raise $75,000 dollars before launch. This will provide a location, head chef, kitchen equipment, licences, marketing costs, and many other things that cost funds. Thank you for your support. Lets make a difference!                                                                                                                          

Want more details about the business/financial plan and needs? Please contact Kyle Dyck for information.  778-878-3490


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Have questions? Drop us a line!

Kyle Dyck (Founder and Executive Director)

(778) 878-3490

Current Mailing Address (No Cafe location yet)

Store front location coming in 2018 to Abbotsford, BC, Canada.