Opened in mid-May, Manifesto Cafe, a community-focused coffee shop in Hermon (hidden in the hills around the 110 Freeway), is now serving the denizens of Highland Park and Mt. Washington with artisan sandwiches, fair trade coffee, teas, and healthy snacks. Though originally conceived to be a community cafe in Skid Row, this location will hopefully be the first among many, including an eventual spot in one of the roughest, most under served parts of L.A.
Hiring local residents and offering everything from job training, access to social services, and financial resources, Manifesto is doing good in places where the likes of Starbucks will not go. Kudos to that. Open daily in Hermon from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Crowdfunding: Manifesto Cafe [~ELA~]