Grown In Spartanburg

Monarch Cafe & Fresh Food Store

This the public face of the Butterfly Foundation, an organization celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2017. They help transform the lives of economically challenged individuals so they can be self-sufficient citizens. This cafe is served by a Culinary Job Training Program for the unemployed, previously incarcerated and the homeless. Students go through rigorous training, work with local chefs and complete an internship. The 15-week curriculum covers all facets of work in a professional kitchen.   

Located next to the Hub City Farmer’s Market, there is plenty of parking, even on a busy Saturday morning. You’ll find breakfast and lunch, continental-style, during the week with a full breakfast on Saturdays during the Farmers Market. They serve beer and wine, so it’s a place to stop in and relax in the afternoons. During the week, you may see students working in job training in the kitchen.

The Fresh Food Store features produce, dairy, meats and more from local and regional farmers. There are cooking demonstrations and classes highlighting fresh produce.

Drop by for a bite, enjoy the free wi-fi and help folks change their lives.


Cafe Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 8am-12pm Fresh Food Store Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-12pm

498 Howard St
Spartanburg, SC 29303