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  • 9 Grains by STREETS

    Hoi An, Vietnam
    Categories: coffee shop, restaurant/cafe
    Operated by the STREETS International trainees, this coffee shop and cafe serves tasty food and delicious coffee alongside a strong underlying social mission. STREETS runs its nearby restaurant and this coffee shop as social enterprises supporting the organization's hospitality and culinary training program for street kids and disadvantaged youth in Southeast Asia. The coffee shop is ideal for any travelers needing a solid cappuccino, or a Western sandwich or snack.
  • Advocafe

    Manila, Philippines
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Advocafe is social enterprise that supports the indigenous people of the Philippines efforts for sustainable living.The cafe serves a range of fair trade coffee and tea with profits going back into the community and towards their programs, which include education, environment and livelihood programs.
  • Baan Unrak Bakery, Bookstore, & Cafe

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, bookstore, internet cafe
    A delicious vegetarian cafe and bakery in town is one of the best restaurants in Sangkhlaburi outside of hotel and guest-houses. The bakery supports an orphanage outside of town and is run completely by locals and the support of international volunteers.
  • Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe

    Mumbai, India
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Founded by former street child turned famous author Amin Sheikh, the Bombay to Barcelona Café is a social enterprise that supports disadvantaged youth in Mumbai by providing employment opportunities and supporting partner NGO Snehasadan. After a struggling youth on the streets of Mumbai Amin became inspired to help others avoid the same fate and recently opened the café, with the aim to provide equal opportunity to the youth of Mumbai and help them to reach their full potential.
  • Bread Of Life

    Da Nang, Vietnam
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Bread Of Life is a restaurant in Da Nang that serves high quality fresh & authentic Western food. What makes them special is that most of the waiters, cooks and baristas are deaf and the restaurant runs programs to support and train deaf staff. The restaurant is open daily from 7 am to midnight so you can always drop in for a meal that goes towards a good cause. Check out their Facebook page too as they offer weekly specials on their food and drink items.
  • Brown Bread Bakery

    Varanasi, India
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    The Brown Bread Bakery offers a wide range of very tasty organic and fresh Western foods (the owners are German) and is a highly rated spot for travelers visiting the Golden Temple in Varanasi.
  • Cabbages and Condoms

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    One of the first true social enterprises operating in Thailand, Cabbages and Condoms is a restaurant that uses its proceeds to fund a sexual health education and provision programs. What started as a single restaurant is now a chain with several locations around Thailand, as well as a few international ones as well.
  • Cafe de las Sonrisas

    Granada, Nicaragua
    Categories: artwork & crafts, restaurant/cafe
    Cafe de las Sonrisas, or Café of Smiles is a cafe run entirely by people who are either deaf or mute. They have delicious Nicaraguan coffee grown in the northern hills of the country. In addition to running the cafe, they have an amazing workshop next door where they make hammocks by hand. It’s actually the first coffee shop in the Americas, and the 4th of it's kind in the world. Café de las Sonrisas is the brainchild of a man who goes by the name of Tio Antonio, and he runs an NGO by the same name that is dedicated to creating jobs for people who have difficulties that make it hard for them to become integrated in the labor market. Café de las Sonrisas is all about giving people dignity – giving people an opportunity to work, and earn money, and better their lives. The cafe and the adjacent hammock workshop and showroom employs 45 people, not all of them deaf mutes, but all with some life difficulties. That’s 45 lives changed forever. Simply by giving them a job.
  • Cakes With A Conscience

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Cakes with a Conscience mission is to offer high-quality "made-from-scratch" brownies, tarts, and cakes in a business model committed to making a positive change in our world, one cake at a time! This Raleigh (NC)-based artisanal baker donates a portion of all profits to programs educating girls and women as a means to fight gender-based violence and oppression.
  • Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate

    Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
    Categories: ecotourism, restaurant/cafe, tour operator
    *Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate is a small family run business in Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica. Their mission is to make high-quality products from locally sourced, organic, and fair trade raw products. They are the area's original bean-to-bar chocolate maker, and the only locally sourced fresh roasted coffee.