Now Open! 7AM - 3PM Mon-Fri

1074 Higuera St, SLO

Now Open!

Meals with a Mission.

The Bridge Cafe is the Central Coast's first social enterprise restaurant brought to you by Restorative Partners. We envision a safer community where everyone belongs, and we strive to accomplish this by transforming lives impacted by crime through healing services and relationships. Join our mailing list below to stay up to date!

Transform the lives of those impacted by crime today! Your donation will help us provide jobs for those who need and want to change their behavior, heal from their trauma and acquire new skills, accountability and compassion.

We could use your help via a donation to our General Fund or through purchasing needed supplies through our Amazon Registry below.


Transforming Lives One Bite at a Time

Joining Restorative Partners’ dozens of other wraparound programs and services, The Bridge Cafe creates a community for justice-involved individuals to seek employment, gain empowered education, and enter the workforce in a supported, sustainable way. Simultaneously, The Bridge Cafe allows the community to change lives and engage in restorative practices in a simple way: by grabbing a bite to eat and meeting our staff.

Social Enterprise

A business whose primary purpose is addressing a social challenge rather than creating profit for owners or shareholders. All proceeds from the cafe are fed back into Restorative Partners’ programs and services.

Quality Convenient Dining

Delicious food to gather around, whether grabbing to go or dining on our patio to admire the community artwork.

Employment & Job Skill Development

In partnership with Cuesta College’s Culinary Arts Foundation, The Bridge Cafe provides paid experience for justice-involved individuals seeking a certificate of specialization in culinary arts. Upon completion of the program, Restorative Partners assists participants with finding culinary employment.


Your donation can support a justice-involved individual through Cuesta College's program and help maintain and grow Restorative Partners' other services and programs. Tax ID 47-4825349

Restorative Partners, 501(c)(3) Non Profit

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On a mission to Transform Lives Impacted by Crime through Healing Services & Relationships

Restorative Partners provides services and programs for those in-custody and for those released from the San Luis County Juvenile Hall, Jail, Honor Farm and State Prisons. Our restorative justice approach focuses on mind, body and spiritual transformation, incorporates trauma informed care, addresses responsibility and accountability, and offers accompaniment through reentry mentorship. We also provide clean and sober living homes for men and for women as well as own and operate a home for women who are ready to reunite with their children and move forward with their lives. The goal in all of our transformative work is to reduce violence and lower recidivism by providing a continuum of care from incarceration through reincorporation to our community.

We envision a safer community where everyone belongs. We strive to accomplish this through transforming lives impacted by crime through healing services and relationships. Tax ID 47-4825349