our story


Hi, my name is Sharon! I am the owner & founder of YaYu cafe, a plant-based restaurant in beautiful Ucluelet, BC.

My journey started almost ten years ago when my mother passed away from colon cancer. That soul shaking experience really opened up my eyes to the relationship we all share with food, or lack thereof. I realized how many of us are disconnected to the very source that sustains us. Food has the power to heal your body, mind, and feed your soul. And we want to share this with you!

The philosophy of a plant-based diet not only supports your physical well-being, but reduces environmental impact and protects animal welfare. My intention is to inspire others, so together we can build a healthier, happier, and more sustainable future.

I am beyond grateful for the support of my friends, family, mentors & the amazing team at the cafe. Thank you.

And to my late Mother, from which this seed was sown. My teacher. My inspiration; to do what I do, and pursue what I love. YaYu is for you.