About Global Café
Global Café, an International food hall, hosts three immigrant/refugee food entrepreneurs cooking and selling an eclectic mix of affordably priced dishes from their home countries. Try authentic dishes from Syria, Sudan and Venezuela all under one roof!
Global Café aims to be a gathering place to bring together guests from all different walks of life interested in learning more about different cultures and enjoying wonderful ethnic food. The Crosstown neighborhood is home to a very diverse population representing many different countries, which makes it the perfect home for Global Café.
Global Café is managed by Juan Viramontes, a talented chef who immigrated to California from Mexico with his family when he was a child and who recently relocated to Memphis for Global Café. Our three Chefs are from Syria, Sudan and Venezuela. Our employees come from Mexico, Somalia, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria and Venezuela.
Global Café is open for lunch and dinner, has a full bar and provides takeaway and catering options. We are closed on Monday.
- MEET OUR TEAM -
Fayha, Chef, from Syria
Fayha was born and raised in Syria. She moved to the United States in 1992 with her husband Ahmed.
Fayha is very active in her community and can be found helping new Syrian refugees settle into their new homes and helping anyone she can. She is know in the Middle Eastern community as the woman to call for authentic, affordable and delicious dishes.
Ibti, Chef, from Sudan
Ibti was born and raised in Sudan. She and her husband, Abdalla, resettled to Egypt in 1995, leaving their home country of Sudan. In 1999, they moved to the United States, seeking political asylum.
Ibti lives in Binghampton with her husband and three children. She is very active in her community. She is well known in the neighborhood and beyond as she served as the Chef at Caritas Village for 5 years. She is famous for her delicious soups!
MARIA, Chef, from venezuela
Chef Maria was born on her family’s farm in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She learned to cook from the chefs who fed her family and the farm workers. At 26, she opened her own restaurant and Bakery.
Maria had to leave Venezuela 5 years ago due to the political situation there. She was granted political asylum in the US and chose to relocate to Memphis where the oldest of her two daughters already lived.
Juan, General Manager and head Bartender, from Mexico
Juan was born and raised in a very poor area of Mexico. Along with his parents and 10 siblings, Juan moved to Southern California in 1991.
Juan has been working in the culinary industry since he attended an advanced culinary class in 7th grade. Juan is not only a talented Chef but he also is known for his beautifully made drinks.
Sabine, Owner/CEO, from Switzerland
Sabine was born in Vevey, Switzerland, where Nestlé is headquartered. Being a coffee and chocolate snob is therefore in her DNA. She is a world traveler who is fluent in five languages. She is also a vegan who loves to eat but cannot even boil an egg.
She moved to California from Switzerland when she was 21 and has lived in Southern California, Texas and Tennessee. She is the proud mom of a daughter, India and a son, Kai as well as three rescue dogs.
Martinis & Mixed Drinks
Sudanese Sundance 8.95
Vodka, agua de Jamaica
Syrian Sangria*** 6.95
House Merlot, Agua de Jamaica
Mexican Mule 8.95
Ginger beer, fresh squeezed lime
Nepalese Green Tea*** 7.95
Svedka Vodka, Melon liquor
White Cranberry juice
Venezuela de Noche*** 10.95
Santa Teresa premium rum
Papelon, Fresh squeezed lime wedge
Cancun Sunset*** 7.95
Peach schnapps, oj
Splash of agua de jamaica
Chocolate/Hazelnut Martini*** 10.95
Vodka, kahlua, irish cream
Dirty East Coast martini 10.95
Grey Goose vodka, olive juice
Splash dry vermouth
Fresh squeezed lime drop 9.95
Vodka, Fresh squeezed lime drop
Ginger/Strawberry lemonade*** 8.95
Gin, strawberries, Fresh squeezed lime
Iced mocha*** 9.95
Vodka, kahluah, irish cream
Mango Mai Tai 9.95
Light rum, dark rum
Spiced rum, mango pure
Melon Ball Martini 8.95
Vodka, midori, OJ
Fresh squeezed lime
Perfect 10 Martini 10.95
Tanqueray #10 Gin
Peach Martinez 8.95
Tequila, peach schnapps
Pomegranate Twist 8.95
Vodka, pomegranate juice
Wolf River Water*** 9.95
Vodka, gin, tequila
Triple sec, sweet and sour
Splash of Agua de Jamaica
*** Global Café Creations exclusive to Global Café
A social enterprise:
what does it mean?
The majority of our employees are immigrants and refugees. We are from Mexico, Somalia, Sudan, Switzerland and Venezuela.
Our tip pool is divided between the cooks, the bartenders and the dishwashers.
Global Café was started to empower immigrant/refugee food entrepreneurs to set up a food business at no upfront cost to them.
We use a profit-sharing model.
We are family!
Questions? Please fill out the form below to get in contact with us.
1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 157
Memphis, TN 38104
Sunday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm