Our goal is to prosper in our community by helping our community prosper.


About Us

Evan Falck & Robyn Yow
Evan Falck and Robyn Yow both grew up in Campbell River.  In 2016, with a couple of entrepreneurial ventures under his belt, Evan wanted to start a business in Campbell River that would become a part of the community.  Robyn, with 12 years of barista experience, had recently returned from working at high end cafes and coffee startups in Australia and New Zealand and was brimming with a passion for quality espresso.  Evan’s business background and Robyn’s coffee experience came together to form the foundation and the heart of The Island Grind.

Our Story

Like many worthwhile endeavours, The Island Grind began with a question: Could we create a place in Campbell River where we could fuse our passion for quality coffee, tea, and food with our desire to become a supportive, integral part of our local community?

From this not-so-simple question, our journey began. And while January 13, 2017 marked the opening of the Island Grind, it did not mark the end of our journey. Our desire to be a positive influence on our community is never-ending.

We are proud to be local and independent. We are proud of our Vancouver Island spirit and to be part of the Campbell River community; the same community where we live, the same community that has made us who we are.  Our pride shows in the quality food and drinks we serve, the friendly, knowledgeable service we provide, and the local businesses and community programs we support.

In all that we do, we strive to ensure that the answer to that original question is always “yes”.

Our Local Network

The Coffee

Not only does Discovery Coffee supply us with delicious beans, they also have an excellent training program!  Our whole team has benefited from the knowledge and expertise that they bring to their on-site classes.

Campbell River’s Stonehouse Teas is a wonderful local company that blends all of their own tea.  We have three options brewed for iced tea daily – a herbal, a green, and a black.

The Tea

The Goods

Daves' Logo

Daves’ Bakery provides The Island Grind with an assortment of sweet treats and breakfast pastries.  We use their bread, buns, pretzels, and croissants for our house-made sandwiches and paninis.

Love our tables? We do too!

They were designed and built by local craftsman, Colin Falck. Feel free to contact him for customer wood projects!
falckcolin@yahoo.com  |   250-204-4323

Covid-19 Update

At The Island Grind we are committed to the health and well-being of our staff, customers, and community.  As we welcome back customers to our cafe we are dedicated to ensuring that our cleaning and sanitation protocols are up to date as we try to navigate through this new reality.

When we re-opened our doors on June 2nd we implemented many new cleaning procedures and safety sanitation protocols for our staff and the public.

  • Clear and concise guidelines for customers before entering the cafe
  • Hand sanitizer available for customers to use as they enter the cafe as well as separate sanitizer for staff use
  • Floor markers (6 ft intervals) for customers to wait for service, as well as separate entrance and exit doors
  • Outdoor seating available with sanitizing between use
  • Plexiglass shield installed at till and drink hand-off counter
  • New and increased sanitization schedule for staff
  • Constant hand washing
  • Online store available in order to reduce contact for stock item purchases
  • Occupancy and group seating limits, to ensure social distancing 

Thank you for your patience and support.  This will be an ongoing process and we will be constantly reviewing rules and procedures.  We are looking forward to longer hours of operation and moving towards a new schedule that can accommodate all of our customers' needs.