WHAT IS
CAFÉ MOMENTUM?

Through the Momentum model, we provide a transformative experience through a 12-month paid internship program for justice-involved youth. Our interns rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development.

Café Momentum’s flagship location in Dallas, Texas, opened in 2015 with expansion underway. Nashville, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are both slated to open in 2022. Expansion is made possible through the fiscal sponsorship of Momentum Advisory Collective.

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CREATE CHANGE WITH
CAFÉ MOMENTUM GOODS

Bring some of the flavor and style you see at our locations to your home. We constantly add shirts, hats, accessories and even food products so that your family and loved ones can share the Café Momentum goodness with others! All proceeds benefit the Café Momentum program, so shop our goodies with goodness in your heart.

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YOUR RESTAURANT
OUR CLASSROOM

We’ve reimagined the way life skills are handed down to the next generation of foodservice workers. With our guidance, our young culinary professionals hone their craft by proudly serving fresh, locally sourced, sophisticated new American cuisine in the nation’s largest cities. 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.

What’s Cooking

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FIRE & KNIVES

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Our Food Trucks

In Dallas, we call it our “Rolling Momentum.” Food trucks allow us to spread our mission to others whom might not be able to make it into the restaurant.

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