The feel-good coffee shop La La Land Kind Cafe, which employees former foster youth, will open Monday in a 100-year-old renovated home on Lowest Greenville, according to a news release.
The spot at 5626 Bell Ave. will be open daily and provide an extensive coffee and tea menu with a small assortment of pastries and toast. The drinks are meticulously sourced, with the espresso machine built by hand for 15 weeks in Amsterdam. The matcha tea is sourced from one of the oldest family-owned farms in Japan.
The founder, 23-year-old Francois Reihani, is using the business to employe and mentor foster youth who are aging out of the system and struggling to find a job. La La Land staff will teach fundamental job skills like timeliness, cleanliness, customer relations, productivity and teamwork.
The interior of the shop is white with pops of yellow throughout, and a backyard area includes string lights, cozy furniture and a space for dogs.
“When people walk up, I want them to feel like they’re walking into heaven,” Reihani said in a statement. “This is a place where guests can enjoy high-quality, delicious food, coffee and tea while supporting a great mission.”
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