Welcome to New Life Cafe.



The cafe is so much more than a great sandwich or cafe con leche.  The heart of the cafe can be found in the ministries it supports, the people who receive job skills training, and the fellowship that brings the community together.  As a social enterprise, when you support the New Life Cafe you are sowing into all the ministries supported by the Chicago Dream Center.


Offering tasty breakfast items (coconut oatmeal YUM!), fresh made to order sandwiches (try the chicken basil), as well as authentic Puerto Rican dishes. We have recently introduced lunch specials from burgers & fries to jibaritos, both delicious and affordable.  Of course, cafe con leche and pastries will always make your day a little sweeter!


New Life Cafe has hosted and supported many different events from poetry nights, family parties, outreach events, and youth gatherings. It could be a great place to host your next event.

**Are you in need of catering? Carmen makes a variety of dishes perfect for parties; arroz con gandules, pastelone, lechon asado, pollo asado and more. Just call for details.     


1664 N. California Avenue Chicago, IL 60647



Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 10am – 4pm