By ACSS Volunteer Barbara Hughes
Are you homesick for some of Grannie’s grits ‘n all? Do you long for Mom’s French Toast and all that goes with it? Well, we may not have Mom or Grannie but Café 458 has Chef Tiffany Wills. And starting on Sunday, March 3rd, you can sample her “Southern comfort food with a twist” every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
Chef Tiffany has researched past favorites from other Café 458 menus and raided her Grandma Mary’s recipe box to create a new menu with something for everyone.
“It’s all of the recipes that my grandmother cooked for me with a little spin on it,” Wills said. “It’s ingredients that you’re not expecting.”
She’s also created salad and sandwich choices because, as Chef Tiffany told me, people are looking for lighter brunch offerings these days.
In addition to helping themselves to a delicious meal, Cafe 458 patrons are helping to break the cycle of homelessness. Because Cafe 458 has an all volunteer wait staff, all proceeds, including tips (gratefully accepted!), support the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency.
The non-profit organization provides life skills and job-readiness training to individuals who are ready to make the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward at 458 Edgewood Avenue, Café 458 has been closed for renovations since late spring of 2012. But ACSS Board Member Eric McBride, with a team of volunteers, is on track to have everything shining and ready for the brunch guests at our grand reopening on March 3rd.
For those who have visited Café 458 before, you will notice that brunch is being served in the front of the building, which is more spacious and open.
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