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La La Land Kind Cafe’s Francois Reihani Dresses With a Unique European Flair

The coffee shop founder says his everyday outfit is a linen button-down, slacks, and comfortable white sneakers.
By | |Photography by Sean Berry

In 2022, Francois Reihani doubled the store count for his coffee shop brand La La Land Kind Cafe, entering the Los Angeles and Houston markets and opening its first drive-through-only location in Richardson. The most exciting things for Reihani? “Watching what La La becomes,” he says. The coffee shops only hire foster children as employees. Here, he expands on his mission with La La Land Kind Cafe and talks about what inspires his signature style.

What I Do

“I’m the founder and CEO of La La Land Kind Cafe, an organic café with the purpose of empowering youth aging out of the foster care system through employment and mentorship opportunities. We’re also on a mission to normalize kindness. We dream big and hope we can make a statement that business can, and should, be doing more. Social enterprises should lead our future to create a better world.”

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“I don’t think I have one. I don’t dress to be someone else. I dress to be me.”

On the Job

“I have to move around a lot, so I can’t dress up as much as I would like. I have to be somewhat comfortable and flexible, while also dressing professionally. In any one day, I could be meeting with business prospects or helping to restock a cafe. I need versatile looks that can do both.”

Fashion Inspiration

“I love Paris. I’d say I dress with a Parisian or European style.”

Fashion Essentials

“I don’t go anywhere without all of my silver and white gold jewelry. I haven’t taken it off
in years.”

Go-To Look

“My everyday outfit is a flowy linen button-down with slacks and comfortable white sneakers. Casual, but professional.”

How I Accessorize

“I love watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and occasionally, bandanas.”

Favorite Store

“I love anything Sandro. It is known for its clean lines and sophisticated aesthetic, featuring refined and versatile men’s collections.”


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