Liberty Café and is a restaurant/soup kitchen serving hot lunches to the East New York Industrial Park community and its surrounding areas. The Café, which opened in December 2009, is currently serving nearly 400 meals per day. The Café serves fresh, nutritionally balanced lunches free-of-charge Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM to anyone seeking a warm meal. Its mission is to provide 'holistic nourishment' to anyone who desires it, regardless of age, race, gender/sexual orientation, financial/living situation, background, religion, immigration status, or health/physical condition. The term 'holistic nourishment' is defined by our organization as the provision of goods or services which improve the health and overall well-being of the recipients, meeting their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.

Its goal is to serve these individuals and assist them in becoming fully self-sufficient, contributory members of society. Liberty Café serves a dual purpose: to ensure that the members of the Brooklyn community have adequate access to healthy meals in order to combat the obesity epidemic and other health problems resulting from the consumption of unhealthy food and also to provide programs, services, and referrals which will assist, support, and guide its visitors on their path toward self-sufficiency and self-actualization.


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Liberty Café
275 Liberty Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

"Healing Starts Here"

Services Offered:

  • Nutritionally-Balanced Meals:
    Hot, fresh, healthy meals free-of-charge in a relaxing, inspirational setting
  • Chaplain Services:
    Services of a Chaplain are available at the guest's request to offer counseling and spiritual guidance.
  • Medical Services:
    Once per week a physician is on-site to take guest's blood pressure and offer medical advice based on their family history and current health condition.
  • Dietary Education:
    On-site twice a week is a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist assisting guests with constructing a meal plan in order to continue eating healthy at home and offering tips on foods to consume or avoid in accordance with their current health conditions.
  • Referrals and Community Linkages
    Our clients are referred to the following organizations for services: HomeBase, Partnership for the Homeless, LifeNet, Torn Together Trade Institute, Help USA, East New York Diagnostic Center, La Marca Family Health Center, Kings County Hospital and Brookdale Hospital, Early Intervention Program (EIP), Inner Force, among others.

For more information, please contact Rev. Leopoldo A. Karl, Executive Director, at (718) 235-1464.