Café Lola founders are making a difference for women in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Throughout March, 8 News Now shares stories of women who inspire and make a difference in the Las Vegas community, including those behind Café Lola.
Café Lola is the true meaning of the saying, “hard work pays off”, because what started as a dream has now become a reality.
“We started with one four years ago and now we have four,” said Alexandra Lourdes, co-founder of Refined Hospitality. “Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect when we first opened the doors, seeing him blossom the way he has has been the most rewarding thing ever.”
Lourdes said one of her biggest dreams was to create a space where women could come and have fun.
“As women we love to give back and support other women, for me I love to motivate and show that anyone can do it,” she said. “It’s so rewarding, especially as a first-generation Latina, because my parents didn’t go to college…in eight years so much has changed for me and I think if you don’t work for your future self, you don’t realize what you are capable of.
Lin Jerome, partner and lead co-founder of Refined Hospitality, agreed.
“We support each other so much, we always take care of each other, so if I had to do anything in any city, any community, I was going to do it right here at home,” Jerome said. “It seems like it was easy for us to do it, but it wasn’t always easy being a woman and being a minority – there are a lot of hoops and hurdles you go through but you keep going. to push.”
Lourdes and Jérôme are graduates of UNLV. One has a doctorate in education and the other a law degree.
Café Lola is a space filled with life, good energy and delicious food – from breakfast and lunch to specialty cocktails and even dessert. You can find a Café Lola in Summerlin, Henderson, Raider’s Stadium and soon in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.