Friday, October 15, 2010
This new little cafe opened up around our corporate campus and I decided to check it out for lunch. It was a very interesting experience.
Cafe 180 is a community kitchen. Here's the mission statement:
"CAFE 180, recognizing our universal appetite for delicious, nourishing food and social connectedness, is dedicated to eliminating hunger and social barriers associated with food by feeding all people regardless of their ability to pay, in a dignified and respectful manner"
First off, it was delicious. Great little atmosphere, my co-worker and I sat in the sun room with window open to the rest of Broadway. The pizza was delicious! Natural, organic, locally grown... Can't beat that.
You determine the amount you pay. If you can't pay then you can volunteer.
After a little internet research, I learned it's based off the model of the SAME Cafe in Denver and is involved in a little community of One World Everybody Eats. These community kitchens are starting to pop up around the country and even Panera owns one.
There are some really amazing people out there who are striving to make a positive impact in their communities.