Join us for an opening ceremony for The Portico Cafe 10 a.m. May 5 to celebrate the work of this coffee shop with a mission! Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be in attendance and will speak at the ribbon cutting.

The Portico Cafe provides quality coffee, excellent food and plentiful working space while making a positive impact on the local community. A portion of the staff are hired from local not-for-profit agencies. Working at the cafe provides them a livable wage and healthcare. Each purchase supports the livelihood of people transitioning out of difficult situations and our homeless initiatives.

“We are excited to be a part of Tampa’s revitalization. Our purpose is to foster important conversation, connection, and participate in community change. The Portico Cafe embodies that purpose,” said the Rev. Justin LaRosa, Director of The Portico.