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Mr. Mom’s opening cafe in Ladner

McKee Seniors Rec Centre will be the second home of popular catering and events company
Russell Pohl with his Mr. Mom's team at the open house of the McKee Cafe on Friday, March 10 at the McKee Seniors Centre in Ladner.

You will now be able to get tasty soups, sandwiches, daily lunch specials along with some of your frozen Ukrainian take-out favourties served up by the best “Mom” in Ladner.

Mr. Mom’s World Catering and Events, based at East Delta Hall, is opening a café at the McKee Seniors Rec Centre (5155 47 Ave.) in Ladner.

Mr. Mom’s World at Kee Café will be open initially Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Within the next few weeks those hours will change to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday in the next few months. They also plan to host one Sunday high tea event at least once a month.

An open house event was held on Friday to welcome patrons to the café at McKee. More than 300 patrons came by within the first hour to sample some tasty snacks and a welcome to the new café experience.

“We have been dealing with the Seniors Society for about a year. There were some challenges in getting it done. The former proprietor said they were leaving, so we circled back with McKee and they said come on down,” said Russell Pohl, owner of Mr. Mom’s World Catering and Events. “We have lots of clients’ right here in Ladner. A while back, the president of the LBA (Ladner Business Association) said we need a soup and sand(wich) place at McKee, so let’s when the ball started rolling and this had a natural fit once we got going.”
Pohl said Mr. Mom’s at East Delta Hall is doing really well with lots of shows and events coming up.

He said they are taking bookings now into 2026.

“It’s starting to pick up and we are getting out of the pandemic,” he said. “It is baby steps…starting small, but almost back to where we were when we first took over East Delta Hall,” he said. “I think the café will add to what we do. It will give us more exposure daily and give us more catering opportunities and just grow if we do it right.”