In 2010, Cafe Gabriela was founded by Penny Baldado, a formerly undocumented, queer immigrant from the Philippines. The neighborhood coffeeshop and espresso bar serves local products, including espresso beans roasted a few blocks from Penny’s cafe and fresh pastries from nearby bakeries. Cafe Gabriela is committed to building with the community. Through the delicious food, coffee, and socially relevant art on the walls, they provide a safe and welcoming space for our workers and customers.
Bonus: Cafe Gabriela is named after a famous Filipina heroine who led a revolt against the Spanish colonizers, Gabriela Silang.