Fortifying former foster youth.

Our Vision

is for former foster youth to have the resources necessary to break the cycle of system involvement.

Our Mission

is to fortify former foster youth with personal and professional skills, employment, and the supportive community needed to lead a sustainable, independent lifestyle.

The Cafe

The Monkey & The Elephant is Philadelphia’s first and only non-profit coffee shop. By choosing to purchase coffee and baked goods from our shop you are also supporting the former foster youth in our program. Youth that go through the foster care system are at greater risk of experiencing incarceration, homelessness and reliance on public assistance or welfare. To learn more about the program, please visit the Program page.

Food & Beverages The menu at The Monkey & The Elephant consists of fresh-brewed coffee and espresso drinks, decadent house-made baked goods, and savory paninis.

Food & Beverages

The menu at The Monkey & The Elephant consists of fresh-brewed coffee and espresso drinks, decadent house-made baked goods, and savory paninis.

Locally-Sourced Arts & Products Coffee, Peanut Butter, Jam, Coffee Mugs, Paintings, Soaps....The list goes on of awesome local products that you can take with you.

Locally-Sourced Arts & Products

Coffee, Peanut Butter, Jam, Coffee Mugs, Paintings, Soaps....The list goes on of awesome local products that you can take with you.

Events Need a place to host your open mic, have a meeting, host your book club, or just get together with friends for some long overdue catch-up? Reserve space here.

Events

Need a place to host your open mic, have a meeting, host your book club, or just get together with friends for some long overdue catch-up? Reserve space here.

Garden Escape to our garden area which provides a quiet oasis to read a book, catch-up on homework, or write that long overdue blog post.

Garden

Escape to our garden area which provides a quiet oasis to read a book, catch-up on homework, or write that long overdue blog post.


Our Providers

We strive to work closely with Philadelphia-based vendors in order to cultivate a tight sense of community and promote the local economy. We receive our coffee from three different small-batch, Pennsylvania-based roasters who have close partnerships with their farmers and use single origin beans that are ethically-sourced. Our roasts are available in-store, in hot and iced drinks, or you can purchase a bag to take home and make at your own convenience. 

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