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Homegirl Cafe, Los Angeles
This little gem in the heart of Los Angeles is not your average cafe. From social cause to deliciously healthy Mexican food, Homegirl cafe is right on. History - Founded in 2007, the cafe is one segment of Homeboy's six social enterprise, where the mission is to provide intervention for former gang members and high-risk youths. The cafe waitresses are made up of "true" homegirls who went through an "18-month training certificate program that empowers women to support themselves and their families while receiving needed services as they work toward a better life". Cafe - Upon arrival you will notice the atmosphere is really inviting and modern. They have 3 different menus: Breakfast, Lunch, and Saturday Brunch. The design of each is simple, straightforward and descriptive. There's a good selection of Mexican-style light eats, filling meals, teas and coffees. The food portion is generous and the presentation is appetizing. In addition to eating in, they also have a marketplace that allows their customers to purchase baked goods, homemade fruit preserves, and succulent plants. This place can get crowded during lunch and Saturday brunch, but it's worth the wait! Cafe hours: 8:00am - 2:30pm Price Range: $ - $$ Location: 130 W Bruno St Los Angeles, CA 90012 Website: http://www.homeboyindustries.org/what-we-do/homegirl-cafe/welcome/ Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/homegirl-cafe-and-catering-los-angeles Don't forget to checkout their booth during Farmers Market if you love organic food. More information can be found on their website.
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At first I was interested in the Mexican food, but then I saw that granola and am interested in their breakfasts! Sounds like a great place to stop when I'm closer to Downtown.
How amazing! The food looks and sounds wonderful, but the history is fascinating and such an inspiration!