The Refuge Café, an eatery that sells coffee and homemade pastries for a cause, is open again for dine-in customers with new safety measures in place.
This social enterprise of Catholic Charities Community Services, which helps refugees, foster children, veterans and domestic violence survivors, reopened June 1. The café at 4727 N. 7th Ave. has limited seating and stringent health and safety guidelines in effect due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is open from 7 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. The Refuge Café sells its private-label, single-origin, ethically sourced Refuge Coffee online at therefugeaz.com. Veterans who live at MANA House, a temporary living center, roast the Arabica coffee beans.
The Refuge Café also offers French toast, breakfast burritos, bagels, breakfast bowls, sandwiches, salads and soup, as well as Espresso, Americano, cold brew, traditional Macchiato, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, Italian sodas and other drinks. To learn more about The Refuge Café, visit therefugeaz.com.