I was rushing out of the house getting ready for a fantastic Sunday service at HopeNYC. Time was ticking & there was still quite a few things to do in the short remaining 15 minutes I had left. I definitely couldn’t get it all done if making breakfast was one of them.
Did I skip breakfast just to get to church in time?
No! Because the church had the breakfast!
The Compass Café part of the building to be exact! They were serving up an excellent Trini breakfast that rescued my appetite! It tasted great & I was surely satisfied. Only a simple $5 gets you the breakfast and goes back into Compass’ mission: to provide clean drinking water to impoverished countries and help rescue victims of human trafficking. My breakfast this morning went towards helping someone and there’s nothing more filling than that.
In the weeks to come they will be serving all kinds of breakfasts on Sunday morning inspired by different places. (I personally can’t wait for Tex Mex and southern breakfast)
Today’s breakfast was two bakes, fried aloo ( potato) and corn beef.
New Yorkers are warming up as temperatures are dropping! Ridding their closets of rompers and casting aside cold shoulder tops to make room for tunics and snug sweaters!
Coffee, hot chocolate and teas are ideal ways to warm up this season! Compass Cafe’ has all those things including the #1 solution: SOUP!
Soups at Compass are ultra-delicious, hearty, made from scratch and served in adorable crock bowls on a knitted coaster (If you plan to stay)
Sadly, the soups are only here for a limited time but what’s exciting is that there is a different one every day served with bread on the side made from scratch by Jodi Bakes! One day it can be loaded baked potato soup served with buttermilk bread or a chicken taco soup with cornbread. There’s other exiting soups like pinto beans with smoke turkey, pasta fagoili, ham and potato chowder and more! If you have $5 in your pocket and want to warm up quickly with something satisfying and balanced, all you have you to do is come into Compass to find out: What’s the soup of the day?
Compass Cafe is located on 142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica NY 11436
The Q7 and Q40 both stop right in front! Read more about the cafe’s MISSION HERE
Sitting at here at Compass looking to see what’s new! I saw fresh baked Cheese Danishes by Jodi Bakes and the first ever COOKIE CAKE 🍪 at Compass. I also tried the new creation! Creme Brûlée Cheesecake!
A very pretty and petite cheesecake with a torched golden surface topped with cream and a fresh raspberry. All sitting on top of a tasty crispy brown crust. The creamy, fruity, crust flavors made such a complete and outstanding combo. It was so delicious and made a memorable impression on my taste buds. It made people want more. It was nothing ordinary. In fact, it didn’t taste like anything in New York but all the way in Europe as if I were sitting at a Paris Café.
Compass is on a mission to help provide clean drinking water to impoverished countries 💦 and help victims of human trafficking! Every cup of coffee ☕️ Cake 🍰 Thing 🎁 you purchase goes towards the mission and helps make the world better 🌎
I’ve tried this tremendous trio of hazelnut, vanilla and maplein one sweet single slice of this cake! These layers make such a creative colorful combo that will cradle your tastebuds in hugs and kisses! Sweet treat to give to your loved one or ideal for indulging! It’s made with an original homemade recipe you can taste! Normally I don’t go for sweet but you can feel the love that went into this.
Who’s ready for a giveaway? In honor of cupcake month at Compass Cafe! Sips of Hope will be giving away one dozen cupcakes to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Others will win awesome Compass Cafe items! The winner will be chosen randomly this month! GoodLuck!
TO ENTER: You must subscribe to my Youtube Channel! If you are already subscribed you are automatically entered! 🙂 If you enjoy these vlogs, please like & share as we support Compass Cafe’s mission to provide clean drinking water to Haiti, Guatemala, Trinidad and Jamaica and help end human trafficking with the Zion Project!
Theres a coffee shop in Queens on a mission! It’s not to serve good coffee but to serve clean drinking water and end human trafficking! Read more about the cafe’s story here.
Do you imagine yourself laying back on the beach of a tropical resort sipping a piña colada? There’s a cupcake for that! Do you enjoy biting into a nice toasty s’more? There’s a cupcake for that! Craving a dessert as comforting as an apple pie or cheery as a cheesecake? There are cupcakes for that! This is cupcake month and Compass cafe has commenced the celebration with over 12 flavors inspired by the famous treats we enjoy.
Is Paris your happy place? There’s a cupcake for that and it’s my absolute favorite!
The Crème Brûlée Cupcake!
It has a nice golden brown color and it’s topped with a circle of sweet creamy yellow custard. Toasted on top with a torch, the surface and edges of the cake are nice and crispy. I discovered that the custard was actually a filling and not just a topping!
In fact, quite a few cupcakes were filled inside. S’mores! Dulce the Leche! Raspberry! These cupcakes were made with an original, unique and brilliant recipe by Jodi Bakes.
Feeling the need to help someone? There’s a cupcake for that! All Proceeds at Compass Cafe goes towards fighting human trafficking and providing clean water to many across the globe. For more information visit www.HopeNYC.com and www.ZionProject.org
I just tried Compass Cafe’s NEWEST pumpkin swirl waffle! You can enjoy this for breakfast or anytime of the day! It’s loaded with pumpkin flavor and feels just like fall! It’s not sweet at all but you can achieve your desired sweetness by adding the amount of syrup or whipped cream that pleases you.
This will be nice in the morning with a pumpkin spice latte on the side.
Because of the calm atmosphere, pumpkin spice scent and appearance of the Compass cafe’ you will feel that restful rustic autumn atmosphere. You can have family time here where you can sit down share a meal and some sweets with loved ones. You can have meetings, tutor a child, complete homework of any kind, plug in your laptop …the list goes on!
This past Valentines day,The NBA teamed up with HopeNYC to distribute food, children’s coats & other goodies to the community! Retired Basketball player Kenny Smith helped raised $1 million for Feed the children & didn’t stop there! He gave a brand new car to one very lucky volunteer. There was definitely love in the air & it was the love of Jesus Christ to the families. The 140 HopeNYC volunteers worked all day putting 2,400 care packages in the hands & showing the love of Jesus in this wonderful outreach. Each family left the church happily with hands & carts filled heavily with boxes & bags! One blessed person opened one of their boxes & was surprised with a dress, jewelry, make up, colon, shoes & other products by Avon. As HopeNYC’s chief operating officer said “It is our heart to give back to this community.”
HopeNYC church has a heart for helping. There is no language or location barrier, I’ve seen Hopers visit other boroughs & fly across the world! A couple of weeks ago, HopeNYC helped Harlem for Thanksgiving but did not stop there! HopeNYC visited a homeless shelter in Brooklyn last week to not just prepare a Thanksgiving meal but a Thanksgiving Feast! Hope served dozens of turkeys, chicken, endless slices of baked ham, full trays of mashed potatoes, yummy mac & cheese, various desserts & so much more! Hope did not only provide a freshly prepared lunch but they also gave out groceries for Thanksgiving day! Hearts were touched, Kids enjoyed picking out their favorite pies & families were blessed. I saw burdens being lifted as the church made life easier for these hard working parents. The staff who cooked & served this feast were not only adults. Children, teenagers, 20 somethings, also worked hard to prepare a dish & show up to serve! HopeNYC is really one of the few places in New York where you would see a young one so interested & selflessly working hard to help someone else.The church as whole desire to follow Jesus & be His hands & feet. That is our heart!
So many people were blessed with food, groceries, & winter coats!
Lets bring a bigger breakthrough to this world! I encourage you to volunteer at your local church or organization just to help others!
On Major Holidays
If you are in charge of a group, club or ministry! Anyone can do this!
Not in charge?
That is Ok! If you have the heart you can start!
Formulate a plan with your friends! Where to go, who to call, what to give away or do. There are elderly homes, homeless shelters, hospitals… see what’s in your city.
If you are currently in school or college you can find out if they are already hosting a mission. If not then you can start it! I’ve seen people start a simple harry potter club…. Be the one to make a real difference! Start a club or a day event to help others!
Be brave ( I’m shy to approach people but this is a small price to pay to change someone’s world.)
With your own eye, who do you see suffer?
What would make that person feel better?
Would it be a bag of groceries? toys? a holiday feast? prayer? a coat? a free manicure? Christmas carols?….
Without a vision, You would not know where to go & where to steer your group. Think about who can you help?
Make a decision to help your world! Being involved & changing someone’s life is so fantastic but the true reason for serving others will always be that it is God’s purpose for us.
Take a good look at your hands, they are made to work! 🙂