What is a Repair Café?

Photography by Elena Samuel

repair café

community gatherings where visitors get their broken household items fixed, FREE OF CHARGE, with the help of experienced volunteers.

At a typical event, you can expect to see fixing stations for Electronics, Small Appliances, Textile, Jewelry, Woodwork and Bikes. Anything that is broken is welcome.


The idea was originated from the Netherlands, it has since become an international movement.

We at MVRC are working on bringing Repair Cafés to a community near you, throughout Lower Mainland.

repair café vancouver launch

true spirit of repair cafés

more media reports

CKNW - Interview on the Jill Bennett Show

Vancouver Sun - report on Repair Café Vancouver's launch

Daily Hive - feature of Repair Café Vancouver Kickoff

中文網頁報導溫哥華修理咖啡館