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  • Freedom a la Cart café + bakery

    WE'RE OPEN!

    Join us at 123 E Spring St! Monday - Friday: 7am - 3pm | Saturday: 8am - 3pm Sunday: Closed

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  • Box Lunch & Catering Service

    A FRESH START

    Freedom deliciously combines fresh, made-from-scratch cuisine with workforce training for local survivors of human trafficking. We offer an extraordinary way to make your meal more meaningful.

    Box Lunch & Catering Menu
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    voices of freedom

    What is sex trafficking? Does it really happen here? What’s being done about it? How can an individual like myself help the cause? Introducing Voices of Freedom, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Freedom team members Devin and Mandie.

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  • Give the sweet taste of freedom

    Cause Cookies

    With each $25 donated to Freedom’s Cause Cookie campaign, you’ll receive a beautifully packaged box of fresh, from-scratch holiday cookies. Each box contains a dozen assortment of chocolate crinkles, pistachio white chocolate cookies, raspberry rugelach, and a traditional gingersnap holiday favorite + a note of thanks from a survivor. Each donation provides workforce training and wraparound supportive services for survivors of sex trafficking.

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Box Lunch + Catering

Box Lunch + Catering

Offering flavorful, unexpected choices to make the ordinary meal extraordinary. #CauseCuisine

Cause Cookies

Cause Cookies

Give the sweet taste of freedom -- donate $25 to Freedom a la Cart and receive a box of CAUSE COOKIES! Holiday cookies supporting a great cause. #CauseCookies

Now Hiring

Now Hiring

We are searching for stellar individuals to join our team in serving delicious cause cuisine to our community.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Imagine Freedom!

Signature Box Lunches

Great for Meetings, Picnics, Parties & Events

make your meals more meaningful

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See What Our Customers Say About Us

A Taste of Freedom

Leila

Leila

Fresh flowers on the tables, super friendly staff, amazing coffee, the most delicious almond croissant EVER, and you help to stop human trafficking all under one roof? It's possible here. Can't recommend it enough. They are a nonprofit and fulfilling an amazing mission. You gotta check them out 🙂

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Everything went AMAZINGLY today! Everyone has raved about the food and I can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your help throughout this process.

Linda

Linda

Just wanted to let you know that your food was DELICIOUS! We will definitely be working with you folks in the future. Bravo and thank you!

Bill

Bill

Beauty in an unexpected place. This lovely little cafe is tucked away on a corner of downtown more associated with COTA stops and oil change shops than cafes. It's the flower that broke through the concrete; it brightens its small patch of the world... what we should all aim to do, right? Friendly service, chill ambiance, a higher purpose, and prices that match the uniqueness and high quality of the food. Also, the first time I've ever had dilly beans. Give it a try, you won't regret it!

Mary

Mary

This lovely café with an enticing menu and friendly staff is a gem. Breakfast here - Rosemary Breakfast Sammich, Trout Toast, Bacon Quiche, Coffee, and an Almond Croissant - was a delicious start to our day. Everything exceeded our expectations. What a wonderful addition to Columbus' inspiring businesses that are committed to building a better world.

Danielle

Danielle

I was meaning to email you yesterday about our event. It was amazing! I was truly impressed with your company’s attention to detail, the quality and quantity of the food, and the consistent communication. Everyone loved it! We will definitely be using your company for future events!

Michael

Michael

Everything was delicious as usual, and the delivery was right on time.

Marsha

Marsha

Our event was extremely successful, thanks in part to your contribution!! The food was excellent, and your staff members that delivered the food were so sweet and helpful. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and keep you in mind for future events.

Joe

Joe

This has become a "go-to" place for lunch meetings. The food is always a delight and a surprise for those who have not been here yet. The staff is always accommodating. And the ambiance is relaxing (we love the donor spoon rack!). Definitely a worthwhile visit for breakfast or lunch. (And the coffee is also excellent)

Josh

Josh

The grilled cheese was amazing! Will be back.

Shelby

Shelby

Everything was absolutely great. I appreciated the call early in the day to confirm details, and they even arrived early - which was incredibly helpful. The staff was friendly and easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend Freedom a la Cart to other groups. It is a great way to support the community through food purchases.

Alyssa

Alyssa

So delicious! Everything we ordered was top-notch! The interior was super cute and can't wait to go back and eat indoors there! Love the cause.

Joan

Joan

Love the food! Everything was great! Glad to help a great cause.

Marjorie

Marjorie

I had the pleasure of introducing 3 friends to Freedom a la Cart + Bakery on three separate occasions this summer. It is a great place to meet up and catch up. The menu is fantastic and the breakfast and lunch choices are delicious. The staff and service are friendly and professional. I will be back and will continue to recommend this wonderful café to friends and colleagues. Thanks for doing what you do to create a positive safe space for all. Peace and all good things.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Freedom a la Cart is SUCH a gem. I have started getting early morning coffees & salads before work as well as to-go lunch orders during the workday - and there is consistent speed, accuracy, flavor, and customer service across the board. This is not just a place with a cause, it is a menu that will keep you coming back and customer service that has never been anything short of warm and kind. The flavors are fantastic - I’ve had almost everything on the menu by now and nothing has disappointed! - and the convenience with FREE PARKING and quick, dependable pickup ordering is extremely rare to find in this part of town. Get a treat for yourself any day of the week and then order a whole catering event for your office - it’s that good!

Rod

Rod

Excellent baked goods for anytime. I’ve enjoyed everything there, but if available, pickup up the zucchini bread and the peanut butter granola bar options. Berry scones too. Every time. Lunch sandwiches and salads are fresh and fun as well. Glad to have this downtown, selfishly, and the purpose and support purpose is even more amazing.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Please tell all that lunch was DELICIOUS!! We love your delicious wholesome ingredients and the fresh-made flavor!

Jillian

Jillian

Thank you so much for the order Friday! The lunches were amazing and everything was so well organized. We only get 30 minutes for lunch, so often we don't get the opportunity to eat "out!" We are excited to make ordering from Freedom A La Cart a frequent occurrence throughout the year.

Alexis

Alexis

Service was great, and the rosemary sausage sandwich was scrumptious 🙂

Kellie

Kellie

A terrific place for a sweet breakfast treat and special coffee. Savory items are delicious too. Very friendly service and a comfortable setting, plus who can argue with a free parking lot downtown?! The fact that you are assisting a very worthy cause makes the experience even better!

Paula

Paula

We are so excited that we are able to use your company again. I think this is our fourth order this academic year! … Every time we serve these sandwiches at events, we get rave reviews. Last time I got several emails after the event because people wanted to know what company we used. So we are definitely advocates for your company and share your info to anyone that asks.

Marla

Marla

Beautiful space, awesome service, and delicious food! The bacon quiche is scrumptious and light enough to have the energy to get through the day. The chopped salad is a delightful side. Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery is a heartwarming space in downtown Columbus that is a MUST VISIT for locals and tourists.

Tim

Tim

This is a restaurant with a great mission. The goal is to help empower survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation to build lives of self-sufficiency and sustainability. It is a safe space where those survivors can heal and start to find a good place for themselves in Columbus. The space is bright and happy, clean, well lit, and welcoming. I've posted some menu photos, and my selection was well prepared and tasted great. The selections of my companions also looked wonderful. Everything was reasonably priced and the folks working here are very friendly. I'm looking forward to a return visit!