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Historic Sites of Manitoba: C.V.M. Cafe (24 Main Street, Carberry)

Built along Carberry’s Main Street in the late 1890s, this brick structure is best known for the restaurant that was established in it in the 1940s. Named for its proprietors A. R. Calvert, W. H. Vopni, and M. P. Menlove, the restaurant began as a conventional western-style outlet, with a formal second-floor dining room. It later became a Chinese restaurant and coffee shop operated by the Kwan Yuen family. Its once stately brick exterior is now completely concealed by aluminum siding. It is a municipally-designated heritage site (2007).

C.V.M. Cafe

C.V.M. Cafe (no date)
Source: Carberry Plains Archives

C.V.M. Cafe

C.V.M. Cafe (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

C.V.M. Cafe

C.V.M. Cafe (July 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86672, W99.35931
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rex Café Site (50 Main Street, Carberry)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


C.V.M. Cafe (24 Main Street, Carberry), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2023

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