Our Story

Ephata.



abbreviated form of the word “ephphatha.” “ephphatha” is the greek version of a syro-chaldiac or aramaic word meaning, “be opened.”


In June of 2014, Sonia (also known by her Korean name, Son Yong) began laying the foundation for her café. She, her daughter, and a team of great friends went to work—painting the walls, moving in furniture, and setting up the décor. As a team, we did not work without a few setbacks (we initially painted the walls disastrous, bright neon colors). But ultimately, we stuck to her vision… creating a café that is more than a café. Creating a café that is a home. To ensure that home meant coming back to a place that makes you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in, well-rested as you stay, and revitalized when you leave, we focused on developing healthy and hearty drinks and meals that you could share with your families at our café or even in the comfort of your own home. Stay connected with us through this website or our social media networks whether you are a returning or new customer. We welcome you with open arms and are so grateful to get to know you.