A place of hospitality, the Center Café (Café) is a daily gathering place for hospitality and nutritious food at affordable prices. We strive to provide a welcoming place for people to socialize and enjoy healthy food The Café provides jobs and job training opportunities or jobs in food, sales, and customer services, and small business entrepreneurship. The café promotes healthy living through food and space for social connections.

Staffed by five (5) paid staff and many volunteers and supported work participants, the Café has a catering license. The staff is all certified restaurant managers. The Café also provide meals for children’s programs, free community meal every Thursday, and many volunteer opportunities.

  • Catherine Arnevik- Menu Designer
  • Marques Bates- Café Manager
  • Larry Dantzler- Café Cook
  • Dorothy Hughes- Café Manager
  • Greg Lundquist- Assistant Café Director

The café offers full catering in House & delivery. We can also do partial catering to complement your other catering ideas. Call or email Mary, Greg or Dorothy for services or with questions.

612-746-4108 Café

612-871-4759 Fax

marygreg@usinternet.com or info@communitybridgempls.org

New!! Gift bags for your holiday and/or special events containing two (2) all butter chocolate cookies for $3.25. 



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We were thrilled with your food and service at the Ilula Hospital benefit at CFCL. Your selections were delicious and attractively presented. Thanks you so much.
Thank you so much for the delightful meal. You provided us with both physical and spiritual nourishment.
Bill, Dave, Vicki, Jim and Kristy
Thank you for everything you did for us. Our wedding was beautiful and the food was delicious because of all of you and your help. We appreciate everything.
Rachel and Mario
The food was excellent. The service was great. The presentation was perfect! We will certainly utilize your services again!
Southside Community Health Services, Inc.
Thank you for hosting SHS’s family workshop. I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the warm welcome, top of the line dinner and service, and deep kindness and respect for the families who attended. Your staff/volunteers are incredible!