Lefty’s Café was established back in the early 1990’s and was soon known as the community-gathering place. It was also the place that Ray and Raelyn Peterson met as employees over 19 years ago. Ray was a cook in the kitchen and Raelyn was a server.
Lefty’s Café was well known in the neighbourhood and among the trucking community as a bustling little restaurant with great food and generous portions. After Lefty’s Café was sold, the two moved to Edmonton to further their education.
Ray and Raelyn returned back to the Peace Country in 2007 and re-opened Lefty’s Café on January 1, 2012 in its original location—to the left of the Bezanson General Store.
They know customers are looking for good old-fashioned wholesome food, which is why the menu focuses on home-style family favourites. Simple ingredients prepared the home-style way, equals great food.
Ray grew up cooking in restaurants and went on to complete the Culinary Arts program at NAIT. His passion and talent increased as he won many cooking competitions granting him the opportunity to cook with well-known Canadian Chef Michael Smith. Ray’s love of cooking means that he is at home in any kitchen!
Raelyn went on to earn her B.Sc. in Agriculture at the University of Alberta. In addition to working at Lefty’s, she continues to serve the agricultural industry throughout the Peace Region and across Alberta.
The Peterson's are surrounded by amazing customers and a team of talented and enthusiastic staff. They heartily believe in the positive impact that comes from supporting local businesses, organizations and community events that make rural Alberta thrive.
They look forward to connecting with their customers, community and fellow foodies for years to come… back in the place where it all started!
Lefty’s Café is designed to create a community atmosphere as a good, old-fashioned, friendly, neighbourhood café that emotionally connects with its customers while offering great food.
The relaxing and casual country atmosphere is the ‘go to’ place for locals and travellers alike to gather, socialize, and be a part of the community while enjoying their favourite home-style cooked meals with friendly service.
The home-style cooking means the soups are always fresh, the hamburgers are homemade from local ground beef, the dinner buns and desserts are homemade, pork and veal cutlets are prepared and seasoned in house. Consistently serving high quality home-style food allows everyday families and travellers to enjoy quality time together in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.
et their friendly servers and highly-experienced kitchen staff take care of you morning, noon and night. They’re proud to serve the Peace Region as it is where their family and friends live too!