Who we are
Hi! We're Joe and Celia Ward-Wallace.
We are Local Stakeholders. Community Leaders. Impact Entrepreneurs. Culture Preservers. Content Creators. Experience Curators. Most importantly, Community Connectors.
We both grew up in the nearby area and moved just 10 blocks from the South LA Cafe almost 20 years ago, right before we were married. We started the South LA Cafe because, after decades of living in a food desert, we wanted fresh, affordable, and healthy food options for ourselves and our neighbors. Instead of waiting for it to arrive, we decided to take a leap of faith and provide it ourselves. We believed if we build it, they would come, and we are so grateful that you did! South LA Cafe is a community space to take pride in the history, legacy, and future of the South Central LA Community.