Born in South Korea, Briana Kim, the owner of organic vegan and vegetarian restaurant Café My House, came to Canada as a young girl and grew up in Peterborough before moving to Ottawa to attend university.
The former University of Ottawa political science grad worked at Health Canada and developed an interest in international development and helping women overseas. The decision to open the restaurant was largely of her choice to be a vegan for the past 12 years. “I always had a hard time going to a restaurant and I definitely saw a lack of healthy vegan options,” she said. Kim has seen Café My House doesn't just appeal to vegans, but also diners who are eager for a change in their food choices.