New Ownership for Popular Downtown Bistro

November 20, 2018
By Todd Lihou

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a new leader at the helm of Love Love Food in downtown Cornwall.

Love Love Food Bistro Cornwall

Mishell Albino has completed a purchase agreement with Tony Lacroix to assume ownership of the popular downtown eatery that specializes in desserts and lunch-time fare.

“I was looking into getting into the restaurant business here in Cornwall, the reputation alone for this place is fabulous,” said Ms. Albino. “The vibe, the feel, the customers…it’s just a great fit for the direction I wanted to go in.”

Love Love Food is a sit-down restaurant specializing in comfort food favourites that include desserts and healthier options.

“If it wasn’t for Tony I wouldn’t be here. I love how this works. Tony’s food – everyone knows it. There’s absolutely nothing I would change. I want people to keep everyone just as happy as they are now.”

Love Love Food was created as a food service business in 2011 by Tony Lacroix. In 2014 Mr. Lacroix opened a small bistro on Second Street. Growing demand for his wares would see an expansion followed by a relocation earlier this year to larger premises on Pitt Street.

Mr. Lacroix said the decision to sell his beloved restaurant is bittersweet. He said building the brand from a small operation in his home to a thriving downtown establishment has been challenging and rewarding.

“I never had owned a restaurant before. But I always had a passion for food,” said Mr. Lacroix. “The coolest thing about downtown is that everyone works together. No one wants you to fail, because if you fail it hurts them. It really is a big family here. Things are very supportive downtown.”

“We’re all friends and neighbours. I’ve always believed that be successful…your customers are your friends. And then they become like family too.”

About Love Love Food

Love Love Food is located at 109 Pitt Street and is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. You can reach them by phone at 613 935-3662 or online:

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