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La La Land Kind Cafe to Open on Lowest Greenville

A coffee shop with a cause. (Other than getting you totally hyped up on caffeine.)

La La Land Kind Cafe will open in a century-old home at 5626 Bell Ave., just off Lowest Greenville, on Monday, March 25. What is La La Land Kind Cafe? Well, according to the release:

The new spot focuses on an extensive coffee and tea menu complemented by a small menu of pastries and toast (more food to be added in future) to offer an all-organic food and beverage program in a comfortable residential setting. The foundation of the business is employment of foster youth.

La La Land Kind Cafe is a training ground for aging out foster youth. They will learn the basic fundamentals of job skills – timeliness, cleanliness, customer relations, productivity and teamwork.

Café creator and founder, Francois Reihani—only 23 years old himself—also founded the non-profit We Are One Project in 2017. The charity’s mission is to provide a place of employment for foster youth who have turned 18 and are no longer receiving assistance. La La Land Kind Café is employing foster youth that struggle to find or maintain a job.

“The coffee shop [and] cafe is our flagship business set to employ and mentor these aging or already aged-out foster youth,” says Reihani. “Through our paid program, we give them the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the working world.”

Also, according to the release:

Drink machines that will be used were meticulously sourced as well, including the espresso machine, built by hand for 15 weeks in Amsterdam. The pour-over coffee will be created with a Poursteady machine that automatically creates the perfect drink. The Poursteady is installed in only a few other coffee shops in the United States with La La Land Kind Café being the second shop in Texas and the only one in the DFW area.

The welcoming backyard area is adorned with string lights, cozy furniture, and a “Dog Parking” area for guests to let their dogs roam while enjoying all that La La Land Kind Café has to offer.

Cool. Cool.

You can check out the menu here. Have a nice day.

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