The Firehall Café is located inside the Jansen Art Center and takes part in the mission to be a place for artists to create, teach, share, and engage the community in the arts. The great food, drinks and creative atmosphere help the art center come alive for all who teach, take classes or visit the J.

Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday & Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday & Tuesday: closed

Once home to the Lynden Fire Department, the Café offers Tony’s coffee, Kulshan beer on tap, a range of wines, as well as sandwiches, soups and salads. Replicas of the original Fire Hall doors open onto Front Street to provide open air seating on sunny days. Artists like Lorna Libert have painted the tables such as the cow shown above. The Piano Lounge offers visitors the opportunity to listen to live music and step out onto the deck for views of Mount Baker.


The Firehall Café menu pleases the taste buds and feeds the creative spirit. Whether you’re taking your child to an art class or here for live music in the Piano Lounge, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings.

The Café menu starts with Recipe Cups – clear containers full of fresh ingredients and sauces. Each cup is named for an artist. For example, The Rivera, which includes roast beef, swiss cheese, red onion, tomato and chipotle mayo.

Once you select your recipe cup ingredients, choose how you’d like your meal prepared – as a green salad, sandwich, wrap or quinoa salad. Staff prepares your meal on the spot.

Lunchtime Music in the Firehall Café - Wednesdays

Live Music in the Piano Lounge - Thursdays