The Churro Effect in Durham
And in an area that's long been home to a Latino community but is now rapidly changing, Areli and Leon wanted the café to be comfortable and welcoming to all: Mexican oilcloths cover the tables and paper stars hang from the ceiling; there's always a Spanish-speaking employee working; and, in addition to coffee, they offer fresh churros all day. "There's a nostalgia to the churros - we've had older women come in and cry because of how much it means," Leon says.
"I never forgot the feeling of belonging when being in Mexico," Areli says. "It's always nice to be reminded of home, to feel like you belong."