About Us

Kara & Jacky Lai are proud owners and operators of The Owls Nest since 2013 when they first opened their doors. Along with their 2 young boys,  they call Chemainus home. Jacky is a trained chef who brings his culinary talent to the café menu preparing fresh homemade food. Kara is a trained baker as well… They always knew that they wanted to combine their talents and have their own place someday after having met in Waterton Lakes National Park 14 years ago.

“When choosing the name the Owls Nest we were on an Owl kick as we had just had our first boy Oscar William Lai and his initials are OWL. Thanks to great local support we strive to provide a great experience from your cup of morning coffee to dessert! So please come in and say hi!”