While visiting Vancouver for the holidays, Carly stopped by her old workplace, “Trees Organic Coffee”. According to Wikipedia, she worked there at as a barista and pastry chef assistant and started its open-mic night. Jepsen describes this as “the happiest time in her life” where she slept on a pull-out sofa, wrote songs in her downtime with a guitar her parents gifted and “performed multiple nights a week at musician-friendly holes in the wall”.
Photo caption from TreesCoffee’s Instagram account:
Always a pleasure to get a visit from our old friend #CarlyRaeJepsen, former barista, baking guru and music night host at #TreesOrganicCoffee#GranvilleStreet. ❤
Thank you @carlyraejepsen for dropping in to say HI to our owner Doron! Happy Holidays to you and yours????✨
Also while in Vancouver, a fan ran into Carly:
Hey I just met you, and this is CRAZY. Ahh Canada… Don’t stop spoiling me, pls. ????