Café @ St. Stephen's
The Café @ St. Stephen's is the latest expression of the way that St. Stephen's Church seeks to serve as a 21st century version of the "village green." The café seeks to build community, connecting people to one another and our choices about the foods we consume to our call to be stewards of God's creation. The Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's, our Sunday Community Suppers, our visiting speakers and poets, and other ministries at St. Stephen's Church all contribute to our mission to serve as a village green for the community. We want to extend a welcome to all, whether they are members of St. Stephen's, members of another faith community, or not affiliated at all. This is a reclaiming of the role the church has played through the centuries, with "parishes" actually being geographic areas for which the local parish church took a sense of responsibility.
The café will be open seven days a week, in order to best serve all components of our community. A combination of paid staff and volunteers will be on hand to make coffee and tea drinks, serve food, and welcome visitors. Initial opening hours may be adjusted over time, but at this point, hours are:
- Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Closed when the parish is closed for holidays or inclement weather
Offerings include bagels to order, pastries from Red Cap Patisserie, oatmeal, smoothies, the full range of espresso drinks, innovative health drinks such as golden milk lattés, elderberry spritzers, and even charcoal lattés. We'll offer wraps from Ellwood Thompson's, daily soups, homemade pumpkin bread, and a plethora of salty and sweet snacks for people of all ages.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Café @ St. Stephen's.
Moriah Karn, Cafe Manager// email // phone 804.288.2867