Help Black Cafe Get Back to Serving the Community

During the early hours of May 7, an apartment above Black Café caught fire. Fortunately, no one was injured, but there was significant water and smoke damage to the café. We will be closed until repairs can be made.
We are accustomed to flooding and have taken steps to protect the business from that type of damage. But this time, water came from above and it is impossible to have a plan for both.
We need your help. Our employees’ livelihoods have once again been disrupted, and we need to get back to work as soon as possible. We are proud to be part of the fabric of this community – as a café, caterer, and meeting place – and want to get back to serving you soon.
Since we are tenants, the physical damage to the building should be covered. Past experience, though, tells us that this may take months to be completed. We do have insurance, but it will not fully cover the replacement of the lost contents. We also need to help cover our employees' lost wages, all while not being able to generate funds. The equipment that will need to be replaced or repaired include: display cooler, espresso machine, register/card reader/printer/computer, and lost paper and food products. It all adds up qiuckly.
We take your investment and trust in us very seriously. Every time we see groups in deep discussion at the café, or friends running into each other, or an organization picking up a catering order, we know that what we are doing IS what we are meant to do.
Please help us get back to serving you as quickly as possible.
Jodee & Trey Ware
  • Elizabeth T Brooks 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Spoonbill Staff 
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Patrick J. MCDONALD 
    • $108 
    • 3 mos
  • Katherine Moncuse 
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
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Jodee Ware 
Lafayette, LA