Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to attend the “Grand Opening” of South L.A. Cafe located in the heart of South Los Angeles at 3991 S. Western Ave.
The café is owned and operated by Celia & Joe Ward-Wallace who both grew up in this community with a desire to reinvest.
They are committed to "bringing to our South LA community the same quality food and drinks found in other neighborhoods, but with pricing that is affordable."
A goal that they have definitely achieved.
The energy & excitement in the space was so positive & invigorating.
Seeing this hard-working and dedicated family working together to achieve their goals is especially inspirational for our team.
The café itself is very modern, cool, and welcoming.
Everyone that works in the cafe (shout out to Lanisha & Edara) greeted us with a warm & friendly smile.
The coffee comes freshly roasted from "Red Bay Coffee Roasters," and was absolutely delicious.
This wasn't our first time meeting Celia and Joe, nor was it our first time visiting the café. We have each made intentional strides to develop relationships with our peers across the coffee industry and those actions have brought us together.
Celia came and supported one of our very first pop-up events in the Los Angeles area at the "Metaphor Club" located at 4333 Crenshaw Blvd, in the heart of Leimert Park.