The organization

We provide a transformative experience through a 12-month paid post-release internship program for young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities.  They rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development. We employ a case management staff, providing an ecosystem of support around our interns to help them achieve their greatest potential.



Welcome to our classroom. We proudly serve fresh, locally sourced, sophisticated American cuisine in the heart of downtown Dallas. Each and every meal is prepared and served to you by our award-winning team of chefs and the young men and women involved in our program. By dining at Café Momentum, you provide hope, confidence, and motivation – encouraging our interns to achieve their greatest potential.



Café Momentum was created in 2011 with monthly Pop-Up dinners featuring local celebrated chefs in highly rated local restaurants. Today, we continue that tradition with seasonal menus and specials as well as quarterly events to showcase our interns and our mission.

Cafe Momentum Presents Sunday Supper Concert Series hosted by Eric Nadel!

Ever feel like your Sunday night is missing something? Maybe an amazing dinner prepared by the Cafe Momentum Chefs and Interns, or a live musical performance that is hosted by legendary baseball Hall of Famer and Texas Rangers radio announcer, Eric Nadel?

Well, you’re right! You are missing out! So don’t sit at home dreading the week, come to Cafe Momentum to ditch your typical boring Sunday night! Ticket prices include a three-course dinner, live musical performances and complimentary wine, beer and bubbly!

Every month through December of 2019, we will have an intimate acoustic evening with a new artist at Cafe Momentum. Artists to include; Ryan Montbleau, Lily Hickman, Seth Walker Trio and many many more! Join us for a show or join us for a season.

We will be offering a limited amount of season tickets for the Concert Series on a first come, first serve basis. In addition to a discounted price, all season ticket holders are guaranteed a seat at each show and will also be invited to an exclusive meet and greet with Eric Nadel and the artist of the month prior to each show.

Our next supper and concert is Sunday, February 17 featuring Ryan Montbleau and Lili Hickman.

Thank you for your generous support, we hope to see you each month!


1510 Pacific Avenue at Akard across from Thanks-Giving Square

Open Thursday – Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Complimentary Valet Parking

DART: Nearest DART stop is Akard Station.



Since inception of Café Momentum in 2011 and our restaurant doors opening in January 2015, nearly 400 at-risk youth have been involved with Café Momentum. While serving more than 15,000 diners, these young men and women have acquired professional, transferable job skills within the restaurant business while bonding with case managers – gaining self-confidence and hope – and the knowledge that success is attainable.



Café Momentum is a non-profit organization and we rely on the generous support of our community and donors to provide a personal and professional experience for our interns. With your help, we are able to surround our interns with an ecosystem of support to address their many and varying needs, while providing them professional skills and training to achieve their greatest potential.