New Northside branch café offers cuisine with a cause

Annie Maude’s Café—in honor of Annie Maude Battelle, the first woman to serve on the Columbus Public Library Trustee Board—offers a meaningful extension of operator Freedom a la Cart’s mission-driven business that brings hope to survivors of human trafficking so they can build a new life of freedom and self-sufficiency.

The company believes giving women practical job skills and developing strong a work ethic is vital for creating a pathway to freedom, and has created a safe place where survivors can heal, learn, and grow as they prepare for sustainable employment within the community.

The library café menu offers some Freedom a la Cart favorites while introducing new cookies, sweet treats, and seasonal pastries. The café also offers library customers fresh grab-and-go snacks and espresso drinks featuring sustainable coffee from local roaster One Line Coffee.

The library café allows Freedom a la Cart to expand its workforce-training program to include point of sale operation, customer service education, and barista training—skills that broaden the trainees’ marketability and confidence.

Visit the café and help support cuisine with a cause.

Follow Freedom a la Cart on Facebook.

Northside Branch location: 1423 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Annie Maude’s Cafe Hours: 
Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. – 5:30 pm.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(The Northside branch is open 30 min. later than the cafe.)
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