Fari Maghami is a pastor at Coastal Church, lives in the neighbourhood with his wife and two kids, and is an important part of Coastal Eden Cafe.
Coastal Eden Cafe opened a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic arose. Through the trying times of navigating the pandemic and opening a cafe in the downtown eastside, Coastal Eden Cafe became a pillar of community support.
As a social enterprise, Eden Cafe aims to better the neighbourhood by creating jobs for individuals who might otherwise be excluded from the workforce due to their past struggles with addictions and/or lack of experience. Eden Cafe also provides an intentionally hospitable and welcoming space that fosters a healthy community for all people.