A unique cafe is currently creating a huge frenzy in the internet world as their staff delivers a different and peculiar experience to customers according to a CBS News article from June 15. They say,
“La La Land is a kind cafe that hires foster youth aging out of the system, and with every cup of coffee comes a free compliment.
“Simple ones, like ‘You look great today,’ or ‘You guys are a beautiful couple,'” said Francois Reihani, the founder of the cafe.
The videos are filmed mostly in and around Dallas, but some have been created in other cities and states.
Their “Drive-by Kindness Episodes” have amassed them 5.5 million followers on TikTok. That’s more than some of the world’s largest companies including Disney, Nike, and Dunkin’ Donuts. “
But the positivity doesn’t stop with the customers because La La Land Kind Cafe will also focus on donating and giving back to the community according to a Dallas Express article from June 19 which reports,
“The cafe gives back by employing young adults aging out of foster care with the establishment of the “We Are One” project in 2017. La La Land Kind Cafe takes children who age out of foster care and teaches them during an eight-week course that provides development of life skills, on-the-job training, customer service training, and mentorship. In addition, youth receive help with job placement, housing, schooling, and therapy.
The unofficial motto for La La Land Kind Cafe is “people over profits,” great in theory, but Reihani and others working at the cafe are working to make the phrase a reality by making sure everyone who walks through the door leaves with a smile.
“Let’s raise the standard of what we expect from businesses. If we can prove that a business can be kind, give back, care about their community, and serve high-quality products while still making a profit, we will prove it can be done,” La La Land Kind Cafe wrote online.”
Currently, La La Land Kind Cafe has three Dallas branches located at Lover’s Lane, Oaklawn Avenue as well as Bell Avenue.
The cafe has three Dallas locations: Lover’s Lane, Bell Avenue, and Oaklawn Avenue. There is also a location in Santa Monica, California. The cafe takes its name from the definition of “La La Land,” which is a dream world. Reihani has set out to bring that world to life by serving lattes, breakfast toast, and kindness.