Founded by Weeksville residents Isiah and Cassandre in May 2018, Lakou has quickly become a community staple, providing fresh coffee, tasty treats, relaxing cocktails, nourishing smoothies and most importantly fellowship!
In Haitian culture, the lakou is a space where the community gathers to exchange knowledge, fellowship and nourish their souls and bodies. In a similar manner, Lakou is a space our community can gather to exchange knowledge, make a new friend and enjoy wonderful Caribbean-inspired food and drink.
To create an oasis that nourishes our community physically, mentally and spiritually through healthy food, engaging and educational conversations and artistic expression.
What is KAVA?
Kava is a small shrub native to the South Pacific islands. The root and stems are made into a non-alcoholic beverage good for psychological and physiological relaxation. Islanders have used the kava kava plant for centuries in social rituals, religious ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. We invite you to relax and converse with us over a bowl (or two!) of kava. Bula!
195 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Mon to Fri - 7am to 7pm
Sat & Sun - 8am to 6pm
Feel free to stay connected with us. We are always open to suggestions and opportunities to support the broader community.