When La La Land Kind Cafe opened in 2019 on Greenville Avenue, customers came out in droves to check out Dallas’ first coffee shop dedicated to hiring young adults who have aged out of the foster-care system.
Owner Francois Reihani is expanding his business when he opens a second La La Land, on Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas, on Monday, July 27, in place of a former Starbucks.
He’s bubbling with passion about his mission, “to create a ton of awareness” about the difficulties that foster-care youths face when they exit the system and try to find work. La La Land was designed to feel like “you’re walking into this dream world,” Reihani says, and it’s outfitted in bright white and pops of yellow. He hopes it provides a happy place for customers and employees alike.