New Leaf Kitchen & Café

NEW LOCATION!

A brand new location of New Leaf Café is officially open! Located in the recently remodeled downtown Central Library at 906 W Main. All your favorite coffee, pick-me-ups, sandwiches, and baked goods, right in the heart of downtown Spokane. Come see us!

Make an Impact at New Leaf

Enjoy coffee and lunch at our NEW Café location on the first floor of the downtown Central Library at 906 W Main. Open Monday – Friday  8am – 3pm.
The Central YWCA/YMCA Café location is temporarily closed for the remainder of 2022. We will be back in action in the new year in January and look forward to seeing you then!

Catering Services

At this time, we're not currently taking Catering Orders. You can still enjoy coffee and food prepared by the Kitchen at the Café location. Thank you for understanding.

New Leaf Kitchen & Café is a trauma-informed, free culinary job training program, designed to help low-income individuals with barriers to traditional employment gain the professional skills and confidence necessary for economic self-sufficiency.

New Leaf Kitchen provides job training in the food services industry with hands-on 6-month program offered in a fast-paced commercial kitchen providing catering services. At this time, we’re not currently taking Catering Orders. You can still enjoy coffee and food prepared by the Kitchen at the Café location.

New Leaf Café is a separate 3-month and 6-month barista training program at our two full service Café locations. Every trainee gains full espresso knowledge training, retail sales and food industry experience. As we plan to better serve you, our customers, we have made the decision to temporarily close the Central YWCA/YMCA Café location for the remainder of 2022. We will be back in action in the new year in January and look forward to seeing you then! You can still enjoy coffee, baked goods, and lunch at our NEW Café location on the first floor of the downtown Central Library at 906 W Main.

Agency-wide job readiness support is also provided. Participants work with our Vocational Specialist to help them create a resume, practice interview skills, and become prepared for entering a professional work environment. In 2021, 24 women enrolled in the 2 job training programs and 8 graduates obtained employment after completion.

Helping Women Succeed Through Training in Food Services

As a social enterprise small business, New Leaf Kitchen and Café uses market-based strategies to advance social good.

In Spokane, 37% of female-headed households live in poverty; our focus on training low-income
women ensures that more moms are able to gain employment and to achieve stability and self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

As a program of Transitions, New Leaf is also uniquely positioned to help families with the other primary obstacles to achieving and maintaining economic stability, including affordable childcare and housing support.

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