Cafe Gabriela’s Story

Cafe Gabriela was founded in 2010 by Penny Baldado, a formerly undocumented, queer immigrant from the Philippines. Centered and inspired by the courage and actions of Gabriela Silang, a Filipina revolutionary who led a revolt against the Spanish colonizers.
Cafe Gabriela is committed to building with the Community. Through our delicious food, coffee and socially relevant art on our walls, we provide a safe and welcoming space for our workers and customers. A place that is warm, nourishing and familiar… Just like your Lola’s kitchen.