Amelides Cafe is unusual in that the community we support is as important as the food.
Especially here in Silicon Valley, one of our greatest longings is to slow down and connect.
Here at Amelides, international visitors and residents (and global spirits) can feel welcomed and connected, can dialogue around their personal experiences around the world, coordinate shared social change/grassroots projects, get help with their efforts, find common ground, and in the process, heal our social fabric.
Amelides Cafe is a space of hope and possibility, to remind, encourage and give us tools that help us build the world we want ourselves and our children to inherit.
Come on and join us!
Peace Meals: Bridging Cultures with Food
These gatherings give participants an embodied experience of other cultures by sharing foods and stories around food.
Why? Sharing food deepens community and connections and, like personal stories, gives one a practical connection and pathway to engage more meaningfully.
Heartfelt Connections to Current Events
Gatherings and talks from people from or returned from afar help translate abstract "over there" events into personal, heartfelt experiences of connection with people, art and heart.
Why? Heart and personal connections help reduce overwhelm and light a clearer path for engagement based on relationship.
Participate in the World!
Amelides Cafe helps you connect with the incredible global work based in the Bay Area, and offers practical ways (connections to groups, on site-volunteering) to do it..
Why? It can be overwhelming to decide how to engage or when to find the time. Our staff and programming will help you engage regularly, with community and help you identify what resonates for you. This is a pathway between the great efforts and the wider public that is missing right now.