From Garden to Table – Dragonfly Café believes in the power of nourishing the whole person in mind, body, and spirit, as well as in the importance of sustainability. That’s why we are proud to serve meals made from quality, local ingredients, some of which are grown in our very own garden, as well as seasonal menu items that align with our local growing seasons.
Dragonfly Café is powered by @SheauxFresh, a local, family-owned purveyor dedicated to providing high quality, local/regional, organically grown, and sustainably sourced products.
Who We Are
Dragonfly Café was founded in 2021 by Raphael Village, a New Orleans-based organization supporting differently-abled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community.
Located in the Raphael Village Town Center, Dragonfly Café is our newest social enterprise that supports our vision of creating an urban lifesharing community for individuals with exceptionalities throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
Dragonfly Café provides vocational internships for members of The Guild, our adult day program that provides vocational and post-secondary educational opportunities to differently-abled adults. The dragonfly is a symbol of self-realization, self-transformation, and remaining hopeful in difficult situations. Under the guidance of the cafe’s general manager, Thaddaeus Prosper, catering chef, Twyla Mount, and Guild co-workers, Guild members interning at Dragonfly Café learn vocational skills that can lead to fulfilling work in the food and service industries, both in the front and back of house.