Hot + Cool Cafe, a Los Angeles County-certified social enterprise, is a local
Black-owned and family-operated coffee shop in the heart of
Leimert Park Village that opened in 2018.
The Cafe is committed to making sure all their neighbors have access
to healthy food, regardless of circumstance.
Owners Tony Jolly and Tina Amin
intentionally chose Leimert Park
as the location for their vegan cafe
in what has historically been a food desert
for convenient, healthy food choices
in South Central.
As a certified social enterprise, Hot + Cool Cafe’s mission
is to ensure that South Central communities have access to Black-centered arts and culture, delicious, plant-based food, and employment opportunities
and training, regardless of circumstance.
The core of their business thrives on community building and togetherness.
Hot + Cool proudly serves coffee carefully selected
and roasted by its founders, as well as hand-blended teas.
People from all walks of life come together at Hot + Cool Cafe to enjoy delicious food, coffee, music, and conversation.
Hot + Cool uplifts underserved youth and the formerly incarcerated through employment opportunities and job training.