Dream Cafe Aims to Create a Blueprint for a More Equitable Food Industry

Eater Detroit
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018
The rotating pop-up restaurant debuts at Cass Cafe on Thursday

A very different kind of pop-up restaurant is coming to Detroit this Thursday — one that envisions a more equitable landscape for restaurants and food producers. Dream Cafe, a collaboration between the Allied Media Conference and FoodLab Detroit, will showcase dozens of restaurants and food business run by women, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of color.

Headquartered at Cass Cafe, the Dream Cafe will include daily pop-ups during breakfast and lunch featuring members FoodLab Detroit, an organization that supports community food business. Each menu was developed by teams of two FoodLab businesses that were challenged to blend their styles of cooking using seasonal produce grown at Detroit farms. Dream Cafe is also partnering with out of town chefs such as the indigenous food organization I-Collective to host dinners and events at the Dream Cafe and other restaurants throughout southeast Michigan.