Chef Jacob Lee: A Culinary Journey Defined by Excellence

Chef Jacob Lee, the visionary owner and chef of J's Cafe and Bistro in Kelowna, BC, brings a wealth of diverse experiences to the table. His culinary voyage began in Canada back in 2013, where he honed his skills at esteemed establishments such as the Marriot Hotel and Edmonton Convention Center, serving as an accomplished Chef.

In 2020, Chef Jacob ventured into the realm of Franchised Business Management, assuming the role of General Manager at Gangnam Street Food Restaurants Inc. Additionally, he took on the position of Corporate Chef at Mirae Invest Company Inc., showcasing his remarkable versatility in the culinary field.

Chef Jacob's pursuit of culinary excellence extends beyond the kitchen. He has enthusiastically participated in esteemed culinary competitions worldwide, securing medals in events like the Canadian Food Championship and the World Food Championship in the USA. Notably, as part of the esteemed National Culinary Team Canada from 2018 to 2020, he won two prestigious Silver Medals at the esteemed Culinary Olympics (IKA) held in Germany.

Continuing his relentless pursuit of culinary mastery, Chef Jacob has earned the distinguished honor of being a WACS certified Class-B Culinary Judge in Canada. This remarkable achievement reflects his commitment to growth and further development of his culinary skills.

At J's Cafe and Bistro, Chef Jacob's diverse experiences, undeniable talent, and unwavering passion come together to create an extraordinary dining experience. Indulge in a culinary journey curated by a chef who continually pushes the boundaries of taste and innovation.
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Thousands of happy customers


We had Bulgogi Fiesta and Singapore pizza. It was a fantastic combination  👏  Owner chef and staff are also super kind.


Shawn K.


This cafe is a true gem in Kelowna - a small, cozy spot with great vibes. The staff are super friendly


Anastasia T.


I have been here numerous times and the food is always AMAZING. The staff are super kind and sweet




Best pizza i've had in a while.Light, non greasy and it just melts when u take a bite.


Simran A.


Great food and service


Alex L.


The prices are good, the menu has exciting and unique fusion dishes, the flavours are bold and comforting. The coffees I've tried are delicious iced or hot and are affordable


Carolyn K.


Best in town so far. Highly recommended


Eric L.


Amazing Service! Amazing owner and great food! Definitely recommend.


Robert P.

“A new star on the Kelowna food scene.”
— Kelowna Magazine
KELOWNA TODAY | Fusion goes mainstream
KELOWNA TODAY | Fusion goes mainstream
KELOWNA TODAY | Fusion goes mainstream

J's Cafe - Where Diversity Meets Delicious

Located in Downtown Kelowna, our mission is to bring you joy through three core principles:

1. Be Green

We believe in the power of supporting local businesses and taking care of our environment. The vibrant green you see in our branding represents our commitment to a "Farm to Table" approach. We source ingredients from local farmers, ensuring fresh and sustainable produce. Additionally, we prioritize the use of environmentally friendly products to minimize our impact on the planet.

2. Be Gourmet

At J's Cafe, we take pride in creating dishes with a homely and comforting flavor. Our menu offers a range of delectable options that will make you feel like you're enjoying a home-cooked meal. For those seeking an extraordinary culinary experience, we also offer "Chef's Table" options. This exclusive dining experience features gourmet 6 to 7-course meals carefully crafted by Chef Jacob and guest chefs. Each chef brings their unique signature dishes to the table, paired with delightful drinks that elevate your taste buds.

3. Be A Community
When you step into J's Cafe, we see you as more than just a customer; you are a valued member of our community. Our friendly staff is dedicated to making you feel welcome during your visit. Join us on special occasions and holidays for festive family turkey dinners, where we celebrate the joys of food and family together. At J's Cafe, we believe that food has a remarkable way of bringing people closer, creating cherished memories and connections.

Come and experience the vibrant flavors, warm hospitality, and diverse culinary delights that await you at J's Cafe Brunch & Bistro. We can't wait to serve you and be a part of your dining journey!