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.
A NEW EXPERIENCE
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.
MOMENTUM LIVE! ON NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY
North Texas Giving Day is right around the corner and we are thrilled to announce our partnership this year with the Cotton Bowl Foundation. The Foundation has generously chosen Cafe Momentum as the beneficiary of all funds raised through the Foundation, including a $25,000 match!
Last year our goal was to raise $100,000 for North Texas Giving Day. We raised $120,000. This year, our goal is to raise $200,000 and we need YOU to make it happen!
Thursday, September 20 we are hosting our third annual Momentum Live!, our version of a telethon that is hosted in real time at our restaurant and digitally via Facebook Live. Momentum Live!will include a four-course dinner with seating at 6:00pm, and a live show beginning at 7:00pm.
Not only are our very own interns performing a heartwarming skit that you won’t want to miss, but we also have celebrity guests, chefs, and musical talent! Celebrity guests include Eric Nadel, the voice of the Texas Rangers.
Join us on September 20th to support Cafe Momentum and the Cotton Bowl Foundation this North Texas Giving Day!
LOCATION AND HOURS
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.
OUR MISSION IN ACTION
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.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
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.