Inglewood Cafe Sips & Sonder Opens at the End of December


Inglewood picks up a new cafe at the end of November called Sip & Sonder. The owners put together a strong coffee menu while designing Sip & Sonder as a gathering place for the community. The opening could fill a coffee-centered void in South LA, as Magic Johnson’s Starbucks closed last month after 20 years. Since the chain’s departure from Ladera Heights, the predominantly African-American community lamented losing a central meeting spot and cafe.

Sip & Sonder comes from Shanita Nicholas and Amanda-Jane Thomas, and this is their first foray into the restaurant industry. The partners brewed their community-minded idea while practicing law at the same New York firm, and brought it east for those who feel left out of cafe culture. “Having a place that reflects your identity, it’s not…

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