Kefa Cafe Hub at the New Library


What an amazing start to our journey to open up our coffee shop at the brand new Silver Spring Library, scheduled to open in early summer, 2015.

It's hard to believe that just over a month ago, we were talking about if it might be possible to raise the funds we needed in just 30 days!  But deep in our hearts, we knew that in the Silver Spring community ... anything is possible!

Thank you to ALL our donors -- in DTSS and across the world -- who have placed their trust in us.  Watch our Facebook page for a date for a community celebration to commemorate our reopening after the fire and the close of this successful campaign.

See you at the Silver Spring Library!

Our Vision

Our business is about coffee and community. We serve the highest quality, sustainably-sourced coffee and expertly made espresso drinks. We use socially-responsible and sustainable practices in operating our business. We support social service, arts and community organizations, and local artists and artisans.

The Kefa Café identity will carry over from our successful larger café, but in a version tailored to the particular space, connected and supportive of the library culture, updated and streamlined to fit into the site, and responsive to the community of customers who will come to frequent the Library Café.

We envision the Library café as a satellite and extension of the Kefa Café mission and experience:  to create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, that encourages social interaction and conversation among the diverse community that is Sliver Spring and Montgomery County.

It has been our privilege to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Silver Spring and we are excited to be part of the next step in its development.  We have never been able to spell community without unity — or without each other.  Without our customers, we won’t be anywhere. It works both ways and we support each other. Growing together, we are one.

With your support, we will honor you by continuing to run a responsible, honest, business that carries products that you love, provides TWO places for you to meet with family and friends, and will give you a chair to sit in while you come up with your own great ideas on how to make our community a better place.

We find ourselves lucky to be surrounded by family, friends, and a community that support our passion and vision. Thank you so much for your support!

Lene and Abeba


Abeba Tsegaye
Silver Spring, MD

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