Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe

Inclusion. Diversity. Opportunity.


Located in Mount Holly, NJ, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe provides extraordinary individuals the opportunity for gainful employment in a supportive and progressive work environment.

We are driven daily to achieve that dream, along with creating an experience for all of our customers to feel at home. Enjoy a cup of coffee, sip a hot tea, eat fresh food and immerse yourself in the history of Mount Holly, NJ, We will make it worth your trip!

Nestled in Mill Race Village in Mount Holly, NJ and just a short walk from Robin’s Nest Restaurant, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe serves the finest coffee and teas, as well as great eats.

The coffee is roasted fresh and roasted locally by Harvest Roastery in Medford, NJ. We hire developmentally disabled adults.The Mill Race Village is part of an historic restoration neighborhood preservation project and a haven for entrepreneurs, artisans and professionals alike. The Mill Race Shops offer a wide variety of collectibles, one-of-a-kind, hand-made items, fine art, jewelry, clothes, books, accessories and furniture for those seeking distinctive and unusual wares for your home, your loved ones, and of course yourself!

The mission of the Zefer Foundation is to shift society’s perception of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We will accomplish this by collaborating with individuals and agencies to create unprecedented opportunities for inclusion and diversity in the areas of employment, housing and recreation.

Benefits of Retail Stores:

Offers employment opportunities with competitive wages
Improves feelings of well-being and self-esteem
Provides opportunity that would otherwise not exist, expanding life experiences
Provides participation in the community-engaging with others
Provides opportunities to make new friends and develop new relationships

Benefits of Retail Stores for the Community:

Provides the community with a richer, more diverse environment
Provides the satisfaction of supporting a business that provides valuable opportunity to an underserved population
70% of the employees will be residents of the community
Provides jobs to local High School students
Promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion in the community

We want to create an open space where all adults with developmental disabilities are able to express themselves through various artistic mediums, including painting, music and even an art gallery where we hope to display and sell the final pieces! We are asking for your help in making our vision become a reality by opening a studio across the street from Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe. Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe resides on 14 White Street, Mount Holly and right in the heart of Mill Race Village.

Please help by donating to the cause by clicking below! Our goal is to reach $10,000 to pay for us to get started! Thank you in advance!

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