Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm (lunch)
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm (breakfast only)
Indoor dining and takeout service available.
Give the perfect gift of Knead Community Cafe
with a gift card!
Gift cards are available for purchase at the Cafe or click here to purchase a Gift Card online!
Congratulations to our Founder, Kevin, who was a recent recipient of the Northwestern Mutual
2021 Most Exceptional Community Service Award. This video is a wonderful snapshot of the work that we do!
- BOUTIQUE FACTORY -
SERVING UP LOVE TO ALL.
TO KNEAD COMMUNITY CAFÉ
Knead Community Café located in downtown New Kensington is committed to serving healthy dining options using fresh, local, and minimally processed ingredients as much as possible. We believe that all patrons are entitled to enjoy nutritious food and be treated with dignity regardless of their ability to pay.
Knead Community Café is a unique gathering place that nourishes both body and soul. Offering meals that are pay-what-you-can/pay-it-forward, we provide fresh, wholesome food that is seasoned with love, where all are welcome.
We like the play on words with our name that it is helping to serve a need in the community. Also, we associate the word kneading with bread, and as Christians we acknowledge Jesus as the Bread of Life. Our hope is to honor His teachings by loving thy neighbor one meal at a time.
SERVING HEALTHY FOOD & LOVE
We are a non-profit community run and supported restaurant where people can break bread over a delicious meal. We encourage a partnership with all community members offering those individuals in need of a hand up the opportunity to volunteer in exchange for a great dining experience. By taking care of each other, we believe we are making an investment in our neighborhoods and this world.
Our hope that the café will be a place where strangers become friends and also promote a sense of goodwill among neighbors. That good things may happen when centered around the table.
HOW IT WORKS
We partner with all of our patrons to provide the opportunity to enjoy a great, wholesome meal in a variety of ways:
Pay the Suggested Donation
Order your food at the counter and you will be given a suggested donation amount. This is a comparable price that you would pay at a similar dining establishment.
Pay it Forward
Make a donation above the suggested amount to help support the cafe mission and assist those who may not be able to pay the full amount.
Pay What You Can
If you only have a few dollars to offer for your meal or are short a few, let us know and we will cover those costs. You may enjoy up to $8 value in a meal (eat in only).
If you have limited or no means financially, come volunteer with us for an hour and enjoy up to $10 in a meal value or choose to receive a token for use at a future meal.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
- Mother Theresa -
1011 BARNES STREET - NEW KENSINGTON, PA 15068
Tel: (878) 847-7997
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