Meet the Makers: Homegirl Cafe

The Little Market x Homegirl Cafe

We are so excited to share that we recently began partnering with Homegirl Cafe! Located close to home in Downtown Los Angeles, Homegirl Cafe is a social enterprise division of the nonprofit organization, Homeboy Industries. Overall, Homeboy Industries provides a second chance and a safe space for previously incarcerated and formerly gang-involved individuals who are rebuilding their lives while escaping gang life.

Homegirl Cafe & CateringPhoto Courtesy of Homeboy Industries

The Homegirl Cafe Team focuses on making unique, delicious foods such as jams, granola, and cinnamon coffee. These young women and men complete an 18-month training certification program that focuses on culinary arts skills and restaurant service. Through this program, they learn essential skills, meet with their case manager on a regular basis to address needs such as mental health, domestic violence, and GED testing, and participate in weekly classes.

HomegirlPhoto Courtesy of Homeboy Industries

All of the items are handmade using high-quality ingredients. The jams are made with fresh and seasonal fruit, the cinnamon coffee calls for oven-dried orange peels and fresh cinnamon stocks, and the granola is created with specific cooking techniques.

The Little Market Team recently visited Homegirl Cafe. It was a packed house when we arrived! It was wonderful seeing Homegirl Cafe in real life and to talk with some of the individuals behind the organization. We enjoyed tasty tacos, salads, and sandwiches. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, stop by Homegirl Cafe for coffee and a bite to eat.

The Little Market x Homegirl Cafe - Coffee

Welcome to The Little Market, Homegirl Cafe! Shop delicious Homegirl Cafe products here to support this wonderful social enterprise.

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    • Thank you so much for your support, Lisa! We love working with the incredible team behind Homeboy Industries! 💗