Loving the people of the Rio Grande neighborhood in the name of Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the gospel, friendship, and good food.

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Your Table Awaits!

Your Table Awaits!

Someone once said that “Hospitality is when someone feels at home in your presence. It isn’t about your home; it’s about your heart.” Welcome to the Mustard Seed Cafe. Won’t you take a seat? We’ve prepared a place for you, a place like no other. We ask God to give us hearts of loving welcome! Our goal is to to treat each person who comes through our doors, each person who sits at our tables, with dignity and honor. Come see us! Come eat with us! Help support our gospel ministry in the downtown area.

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Slowing Down

Slowing Down

My drive to the cafe this morning from the west side was slow as it often is these days. The traffic is “horrendous” and a great inconvenience. Before the days of these massive road projects, I would enter the freeway and speed towards downtown focused only on myself and what waited for me at work. But something interesting happened today as I inched along. I chose the inside lane for my torturous, start-and-stop journey. And I noticed something that I’d never noticed before.

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Eat More Green in 2017!

Eat More Green in 2017!

Start the new year off right with a delicious salad that includes greens from our garden. Bring your friends and co-workers. We’re growing bok choy, swiss chard, broccoli and several different types of lettuce and spinach.

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Last Wednesdays of March, April, May 2017 / 5 - 7 pm


Come enjoy a good, hot meal and the pleasure of good company. Bring your family and friends!
We are a pay-what-you-can cafe during our hours of regular operations. But these meals are different!
No payment is asked! Just come and enjoy yourself! This is a gift to our beautiful El Paso community.
Hasta luego!

Human Trafficking Monologues

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / 12:45 - 1:30

Human Trafficking Monologues

“The Human Trafficking Monologues” Observe. Listen. Learn.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month!

Join us Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Mustard Seed Cafe. DHS, ICE, and Homeland Security Investigations in collaboration with other agencies are hosting “The Human Trafficking Monologues.” Come early for lunch at the cafe – pay what you can or pay it forward – then stay for the performance from 12:45 – 1:30. Q and A afterwards.

Register on Eventbrite.com. And wear blue. January 11 is the Blue Campaign’s “Wear Blue Day”. Help us bring trafficking out of the shadows and into plain sight.

Thank You El Paso!

December 27, 2016

Thank You El Paso!

Thank you El Paso for your support
of our gospel ministry.
Lives are being changed!
This year we served 6,164 guests
through our three-day-a-week lunch service.
1,529 additional guests
volunteered in exchange for a meal.
We served an additional 600 guests
through community meals and special events.

Volunteers spent over 8,584 hours

loving our neighbors in the name of Jesus Christ!



Thanks for visiting!

Please visit our donations page to make a donation. Anything helps!

For more information about volunteering with us, visit our volunteer page.

We hope to see you soon at our cafe!

Mustard Seed Bird