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Matthew and Terces Engelhart of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, Restaurateurs of the Quarter










Restaurant Realty has had the privilege of completing six separate Cafe Gratitude transactions ( Berkeley – 2 transactions, San Rafael – 2 transactions and San Francisco – 2 transactions) over the past approximate 10 years. The spirit of gratitude and appreciation for the abundance of life has afforded Matthew and Terces Englehardt, the co-founders of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, a life beyond their expectations. The plant based West Coast Restaurant havens Cafe Gratitude, as well as Gracias Madre work environments are like none other thanks to their co-founders. This work experience began with the creation of The Abounding River Board Game. The Abounding River is an exploration that introduces people to an unfamiliar view of Being Abundant. It encompasses both training people in a day to day practice as well as discovering a Spiritual foundation that opens up to a whole new way of looking at money and resources. After the creation of this unique and purposeful game, Matthew and Terces wanted a place where friends and strangers alike could gather and play the game and explore its ideas. They decided the best place to do this would be in a café style setting and thus, Café Gratitude was born. Cafe Gratitude is a transformational business in the form of a restaurant.

Their businesses focus on employees using the tools they share to stay present to the abundance of their lives and live in the present moment while serving customers. Locations for their organic farm to table restaurants include Los Angeles, Venice Beach, Berkeley, San Francisco and Santa Cruz California. They live on “Be Love” Farm, an organic, regenerative agriculture farm where they grow organic food. Together they have authored several books including: Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening, Kindred Spirit: Fulfilling Love’s Promise, I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude and Plenty of Time: a 366 day creative planner. In addition to speaking and teaching at events across the country, the couple leads workshops for Eternal Presence, the educational branch spearheading the culture for Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre.  Restaurant Realty wishes Matthew and Terces Englehardt a long life of continued success filled with good health and happiness.