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Homegirl Café & Catering is one of Homeboy’s six social enterprises, where young men and women are placed in what is often their first “real job,” learning to work side by side with their former enemies and gaining fundamental job skills in a supportive environment. The café assists high-risk and formerly gang-involved young women, and a few young men to become contributing members of our community through training in restaurant service and culinary arts. Homegirl Café has an 18-month training certificate program that empowers women to support themselves and their families while receiving needed services as they work toward a better life.

Trainees cycle through three stations; café, catering, and garden & maintenance, while regularly meeting with their case manager to address underlying needs (including mental health, GED preparation and testing, substance abuse, domestic violence, tattoo removal and legal services), and attending weekly classes on life skills, restaurant operations, and management in the café. 

Homegirl Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and Saturday brunch, featuring an innovative menu by founding Chef Pati Zarate, of contemporary Latina fare and fresh and baked goods from Homeboy Bakery.  We offer full-service catering for any occasion and a selection of signature baked goods at homeboyfoods.com and over 20 LA farmers markets. The best part? 100% of proceeds benefit comprehensive intervention and wraparound services for thousands of former gang members whose lives are being transformed. Your purchase helps increase public safety and decreases levels of violence, incarceration, and abuse for our great city. 

Go Metro: Homeboy Industries is located at 130 West Bruno Street right off the Chinatown stop. For your best route, use the Trip Planner.