Phone: 204.691.7701

Our Story

The Lunch Bell Bistro is feeding change.

We are proud to bring fresh, nutritious lunches to downtown Winnipeg’s diverse community … and even more proud that our food is prepared and served by work experience students with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

We’ve partnered with Changes Supported Living Services Inc. (Changes) – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing individual, personalized services to adults requiring support in their homes and communities – to create Winnipeg’s first restaurant staffed almost entirely by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Vision: Employable individuals, healthy attitudes

Our Mission: Training people. Creating food. Serving community.

We Value: Nurturing potential. Social responsibility. Celebrating diversity.

We’re proud to help our students prepare for the future and take control of their careers – all while delivering delicious confections to downtown!

Learn more about Changes and our other partners.




Lunch Bell Bistro in the media:

Winnipeg Free Press: Serving up food… and hope (November 5, 2014)

CBC Manitoba: Lunch Bell serves up more than just food in downtown Winnipeg (November 5, 2014)

Global News Winnipeg: Restaurant making big changes in the lives of their workers (November 6, 2014)

Breakfast Television Winnipeg: Lunch Bell Bistro (November 25, 2014)

Metro Winnipeg: Lunch Bell Bistro is feeding change on Main Street (February 11, 2015)

Red River College TV News: Lunch Bell Bistro (February 12, 2015) Winnipeg’s Lunch Bell Bistro much more than just a restaurant

Peg City Grub: New and Noteable: Lunch Bell Bistro



SmartSign ( donated signs for use at Lunch Bell Bistro