...backstory café

Backstory would like to thank all our valued staff and customers for your support over the years.

Several factors contributed to the decision to close the cafe including a serious financial blow in the spring of 2010. In short, a variety of resources required to run the cafe have been depleted.

While the many people involved over the years were growing a business, we were also engaging in what is best described as a "hopeful human endeavor". So although the cafe is now closed, hope remains that this quiet corner of Woodlawn will be home to a new initiative when the time is right.

Peace-Backstory Cafe.

At Backstory we take our responsibility towards health, the environment and our community seriously. We recycle,compost and use biodegradable to-go containers, utensils and straws and generally try very hard to reduce waste in every area of our business.
We believe that conscientious business practices require more than just ecological sustainability though. This ethic includes being intentional about the social space we create and the community in which we participate. We hope you think of us as both a good neighbor and a great place to eat!

Backstory Cafe and Social Center
61st Street & Blackstone Avenue

We serve:
* sandwiches made to order
* soups from scratch
* pastries
* pour over style coffee
* loose leaf teas
* vegan, organic and halal options

Free Wi-Fi
Visa and Mastercard accepted

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See "General Info" to learn about:
* What makes us a social center
* Our Coffees and Teas
* How to Find Us