CAFE 180 started when two friends met for lunch at SAME Cafe in Denver. Julie Mihevc and Catherine Clements had planned to talk about creating transitional housing in Englewood. But they became enthralled with the SAME Cafe concept: Anyone can eat, regardless of their ability to pay. Those who are unable to pay simply exchange their time and energy for a nutritious meal. Already aware of the needs of the South Broadway community in Englewood, the pair knew bringing great food would provide the “hand up” this neighborhood needed.
In 2010, CAFE 180 opened its doors and began serving customers.
Starting in 2018, CAFE 180 also began offering paid work experiences through JOBS 180. At the café, apprentices gain experience in a full-service kitchen cooking and preparing soups, salads, pizzas and sandwiches. Apprentices also can gain experience in customer service and training volunteers.
CAFE 180 Manager
CAFE 180 Kitchen Manager
One Good Turn Executive