La La Land Kind Cafe
Everything about La La Land Kind Cafe screams Instagram photo op—from its sleek, stylish interior to its cheerful yellow cup holders printed with things like “Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are.” But this Dallas-based operation’s polished appearance belies its admirable mission of hiring and mentoring foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system and creating a lifelong program that helps them with job placement, housing, schooling, and therapy. Lest you think the coffee, toasts, and pastries here are an afterthought, they’re not. Featuring locally roasted beans and syrups made in-house with organic cane sugar, their collection of flavored lattes is more creative than what most caffeine houses offer—including a campfire-themed cup with toasted marshmallows and a blue butterfly pea flower latte. The team is so intent on spreading its gospel of kindness that employees will often serve up your mashed avocado and burrata toast with a sweet side of compliments.
How to book: Walk in or order pickup.