New eatery on Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay

Tina Card and Scott Stevens plan to make Percs 5th St Café your downtown Courtenay meeting place for great coffee, delicious lunches and mid-day snacks.

SCOTT STEVENS and Tina Card have owned Percs 5th St Café in Courtenay since mid-June.

SCOTT STEVENS and Tina Card have owned Percs 5th St Café in Courtenay since mid-June.

Tina Card and Scott Stevens plan to make Percs 5th St Café your downtown Courtenay meeting place for great coffee, delicious lunches and mid-day snacks.

After buying the former Sharks on Fifth location in mid-June Card and Stevens are looking to use their extensive restaurant backgrounds to bring you a variety of tantalizing homemade soups, freshly made sandwiches and wraps along with fresh baked grab and go options.

Having lived in the Comox Valley for the past 12 years, they say there is no other place they want to live, and contribute to this great community.

With Scott, a former foodservice sales rep, and Tina working in some of the Valley’s best restaurants, it was only natural that they combine talents and venture out on their own.

“As a sales rep calling on all the restaurants in the Valley and creating great relationships with allot of the operators in town was an excellent hands on learning experience … little did I know those observations would prove to be extremely relevant,” says Stevens, whose background also includes restaurant management in both front and back of the house.

“We wanted to get into something that we both could handle and a place where I could get as creative as I want to and offer a variety of freshly baked goods and lunch items,” says Card, whose career in the restaurant business started in Sooke at Moms Café.  After moving to the Valley, Tina joined the Black Fin team, where her experiences where enhanced by chef Karl Johansen.

After the ownership change at the Black Fin, Edd and Lisa Moyes were instrumental in enhancing Card’s knowledge, and contributed to her desire to “get out on her own.” Working with Chef Ronald St. Pierre was a highlight in her career, a relationship she appreciates and cherishes.

“My experiences have taught me how to be versatile and creative in an industry as challenging as ours, and while we are not going over the top we are offering quality, fresh, homemade meals that we think you will be sure to enjoy.”

Percs 5th St Café is at 344 Fifth St. and is open Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Percs 5th St Café

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