Video: Making healthy delicious with Inspire Community Cafe

In this installment of the "Still Serving" video series, the team at Inspire Community Cafe share their pandemic story and their fight to continue supporting staff and serving customers. 

Co-founder and chef, Terrance Whitley, said facing the pandemic has been all about adapting. It's been a struggle, but he's beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

They need customer support to reach it. 

Inspire boasts smoothie and coffee bars, hearty breakfasts, and healthy lunch and dinner items like salads, rice bowls, and quesadillas. They're also offering pre-ordered family meals.

It's located at 510 Tillman Street, #110 at the corner of Tillman and Sam Cooper Boulevard. Their current hours are Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for their full menus throughout the day. Family meal pickups are on Fridays and Saturdays.

Customers can dine outdoors or get it to-go curbside. 

Co-founder and owner Kristin Fox-Trautman said Inspire's mission is to "nourish community change by providing living wage jobs, healthy and delicious food, and a gathering place that inspires and connects people for a better Memphis."

The cafe has a history of supporting Binghampton nonprofits and community groups.

Still Serving - Inspire Community Cafe from High Ground News on Vimeo.

The "Still Serving" video series is spotlighting the stories of five locally-owned restaurants and asking how they're faring through months of heavy restrictions on area eateries.

"Still Serving" is produced in partnership by Forever Ready Productions and High Ground News with financial support from Epicenter Memphis. 

Now, more than ever, local businesses need their city's support. We hope this video makes you hungry and you head straight to Inspire Community Cafe.
Still got a craving you can't scratch? Check out our first two installments of "Still Serving." 

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A sign on Inspire Cafe's front door thanks customers driving along Sam Cooper Boulevard for their support. (Forever Ready Productions)
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Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017.