We're a Community!

Community

Community

The most important ingredient at the Café is YOU, along with every member of the community!

We invite you to join us for a delicious meal to satisfy your body. Come sit next to your fellow community members and connect and learn about them too. Learn about our meals here.

Building Relationships at the Café:

The Café’s core strength lies in its ability to forge relationships between folks who might not otherwise encounter one another. All members of the community are welcome at the Café.

Providing a nutritious meal is only the beginning of what the Café offers to its guests. The Café provides opportunities to volunteer and become a part of the community through service and learning.

The Café provides on-the-job training in culinary arts, hospitality & guest relations, and organizational structures. Click here to find out about our community building offerings.

How the Café Builds a Brave Community Space

The Café board and staff are steeped in the mission, vision, and core values of the Café. It is their goal to ensure that all people are treated with respect and dignity. Click here to read more about our agreements.

The Café embraces all members of the community. Its staff and board of directors all pledge to use open, accepting, and non-stigmatizing language and actions that promote communication and understanding for all of our visitors.

Meeting Our Community’s Needs

When the Café began its founders knew that the county was a food desert for people in need of meals and food pantries during the weekend. They knew that creating a meal would help alleviate the food gap that affected 10 – 15% of our residents. Yet the needs did not stop there. Click here to read about meeting the needs of our community.

It was clear to the founders that the community needed a safe space for people to spend time together, to form friendships and alliances, to learn and grow as individuals and as a community.

To that end that Café provides opportunities on a regular basis to engage with one another beyond the meal. Click here to see what we offer!

A Word About Our Food

Our meals are good and good for you!

The Café’s food philosophy is the reason its menus and meals have become a popular draw to our community. Our philosophy is to find a celebration that falls on each Saturday (or close to it) from any tradition or place on the planet.

Each week the Chef team searches the world for these opportunities to celebrate our community. We embrace cuisine from around the world and bring it to the table for all to eat. Our desire is to provide palette-expanding opportunities that meet the needs of all our guests.

Our food is made from scratch – rarely opening cans or boxes – and meets the needs of any dietary preference or restriction. Our weekly menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free foods as well as meat or fish protein options.

We believe that when we sit down together and share a meal we become a beloved community – a family who shares times of celebration and traditions.

Have a favorite celebration that you’d like to suggest to us? Send us an email!