Why A Café?

The South Bronx, particularly the Melrose neighborhood, currently does not have a Café that meets the needs of the community for high quality coffee, culturally relevant healthy food options and social interaction in a comfortable environment.

BOOM!Café will directly address this need by providing high quality coffee and healthy fare, complemented by poetry readings, art and photography displays, a fair weather sidewalk café and an ongoing lineup of unique special events. The café will reflect Prohibition era design and style, with a Bronx flavor, in a renovated 1932 loft style building (former Brook House Furniture).

The Plan

BOOM!Health's new Wellness Center at 3144 3rd Avenue will co-locate nutrition, prevention, outreach, women's services, health coordination, job training, housing and legal services, along with an LGBT focused community health center and pharmacy in a 35,000 square foot space in the Melrose section of the South Bronx in 2015, and will feature a youth drop-in center.

On the ground floor of the Wellness Center, 1,000 square feet will be dedicated to this new BOOM!Health social enterprise.

Quality Coffee is our Focus

The subtleties that define a great coffee are attributed to a complex chain of events that begins with the farmer and ends with the barista. We plan to provide a carefully curated selection from the producers who share our passion for quality— served in the heart of the South Bronx.

To complement our coffee selection from the island of Puerto Rico and Starbucks, signature pastries and tasty fare will be prepared and served daily in-house.

BOOM!Health's Jose Davila tours Café Hacienda Tres Angeles in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
BOOM!Health's Jose Davila tours Café Hacienda Tres Angeles in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
BOOM!Health's Jose Davila tours Café Hacienda Tres Angeles in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Coffee = Jobs for Youth

Our Barista Training and Education Program is based on a proven job-training program developed by Catalyst Kitchens in Seattle, Washington that successfully prepares young adults to excel in the working world.

Catalyst Kitchens is a collaborative network of organizations with a shared vision to empower lives through job training, self-generate revenue through social enterprise, and nourish bodies and minds through quality foodservice.

Who We Are

BOOM!Health enables over 12,000 New Yorkers living with and at highest risk for illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty to realize their potential by offering comprehensive services that lead to health, wellness and self-sufficiency.

What We Do BOOM!Health's new Wellness Center at 3144 3rd Avenue will co-locate nutrition, prevention, outreach, health coordination, job training, housing and legal services, along with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and pharmacy in a 35,000 square foot space in the Melrose section of the South Bronx in 2015, and will feature a youth drop-in center in partnership with The LGBT Community Center.

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3144 3rd Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451

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