Our story

Serving more than a great cup of coffee

We know you came to Walnut & Park looking for a great cup of coffee. We’re happy you found us – you came to the right place. There’s a lot more to us than a rich batch brew or a tasty sandwich. Our story begins with the people.

Most Walnut & Park employees are residents of KPEP, an innovative community corrections provider based here in Kalamazoo. The people who prepare the lattes, muffins, burgers, and salads are students or graduates of the KPEP Hospitality program – an 8-week vocational training program. 

This program equips people who have been incarcerated with the job skills they need to help turn their lives around, live independently and contribute to the community. 
Graduates earn AHLEI (American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute) and ServSafe Food Handler certifications as well as CPR/First Aid certification from the Red Cross and OSHA Safety training and can put these skills to work, not only at W&P but at other employers in and around the Kalamazoo area and their home communities
 

Thanks for dropping by and for allowing us the privilege to serve the community in this way.

Let us make you lunch this week! See you at the Cafe! 👋

 Soup: Chicken Pot Pie
 Paninis: Smokey Bacon & Tomato, Extreme Grilled Cheese
Quesadilla: Cheesburger

Walnut & Park Cafe
📍322 W Walnut St
Our Hours: Mon - Fri 6am-6pm | Sat 8am-2pm
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Raise your hand if you are team coffee 🙋🏻‍♀️

Stop by the cafe today to try many of our classic and seasonal drink options! 🍁

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Guarantee a good start to your Wednesday with a Walnut & Park latte 🍂

Our baristas love preparing this warm beverage during the fall season! Stop by the cafe today to try some of our favorite standard and seasonal latte options! ☕

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Why stay at home when you can work at your favorite coffee shop? 💻

Walnut & Park Cafe is the perfect place to get stay productive, drink some yummy beverages and enjoy the warm atmosphere! ☕
The best way to start your Fall mornings is by sipping on a Walnut + Park latte 🍁

Stop by the cafe to try one of our classic or seasonal latte creations today! ☕️

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It’s starting to feel like Fall around the cafe so we’re warming up our flavors to suit the season! Have you tried our new Spiced Apple Scone?
Pair with a Pumpkin Coconut or Lumberjack Latte and you’ll be nice and toasty!
Fall = Seasonal Drink Specials!!🍁

Stop by our cafe today to try one of our many coffee and non-coffee options for a limited time!☕️

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