Dragonfly Café was founded in 2021 by Raphael Village, a New Orleans-based organization supporting differently-abled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community.
Located in the Raphael Village Town Center, Dragonfly Café is our newest social enterprise that supports our vision of creating an urban lifesharing community for individuals with exceptionalities throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
Dragonfly Café provides vocational internships for members of The Guild, our adult day program that provides vocational and post-secondary educational opportunities to differently-abled adults. The dragonfly is a symbol of self-realization, self-transformation, and remaining hopeful in difficult situations. Under the guidance of the cafe’s general manager, Karen Insalaco, Guild members interning at Dragonfly Café learn vocational skills that can lead to fulfilling work in the food and service industries, both in the front and back of house.