Enchanted Farm (EF) Café
About the organization
Food that satisfies your palate and fuels the mission of Nation Building.
The café is a haven filled with gourmet cheeses, artisan chocolates, mouth-watering burgers and freshly-brewed coffee – all made from Philippine ingredients and crafted with the love and ingenuity of Gawad Kalinga’s community partners.
The cafe serves naturally-grown local produce from three major sources – (a) The Enchanted Farm in Angat Bulacan, which provides most of the fresh produce and special burger patties on the menu; and (b) existing social enterprises such as Gourmet Keso, Golden Egg, Happy Green, Hamlet, and Kape Maria, who provide both kitchen-use items and off-the-rack products.
Food and beverage services
Restaurant, Bar or cafe
What makes it a social enterprise?
The Enchanted Farm cafe is an advocacy cafe, led by Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation, that bridges the Enchanted Farm, through its food and beverage, from Angat, Bulacan to the city market. It aims to raise social awareness by promoting home-grown business innovations that develop industry-competent local products while uplifting the lives of the poor.
The Enchanted Farm cafe is a not only social enterprise in itself but also serves as a social business platform that provides both the physical and creative space for social entrepreneurs to build, collaborate and develop their businesses.
The Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation (GK CSI) is also a big stakeholder in the Enchanted Farm cafe as it serves as a support system for the cafe operation and business development. The cafe operations is also staffed with and maintained by residents of the nearby GK Villages, consequently creating an avenue for employment for them. The Enchanted Farm cafe operations is also heavily supported by the Gawad Kalinga (GK) and GK CSI Internship programs.
What is its social cause?Entrepreneurship & local business development, Social enterprise development, Poverty eradication
Who does it impact?Homeless, Low-income individuals
Resources to learn more about Enchanted Farm (EF) Café
[Gawad Kalinga] Goodness: Now Serving! (Opening of EF Cafe)
[Inquirer] The Enchanted Farm (Almost a Fairy Tale)
[That Was a Good Meal] Enchanted Farm Cafe
[Munchpunch] Enchanted Farm Cafe Menu - Commonwealth, Quezon City
[Mr Delicious] CSI Night at Enchanted Farm Cafe - Quezon City