Reasons to Love Memphis #24: Caritas Village (Closed)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 15th 2019 5047 0

Ed. Note: Caritas Village is closed to the public as of the summer of 2020.

I love walking into places where everyone knows each other. The familiarity, even if I’m not quite a part of it, is totally comforting.

Caritas Village in the Binghampton neighborhood is one of those places. The name means “love for all people”, and boy, do they mean it. Founder Onie Johns made a cozy coffee shop and meeting space that opened in 2006. In 2018 – after a renovation – Caritas reopened under new executive director Mac Edwards. The cafe serves lunch.

I’ll definitely be making more visits to Caritas Village.  I love that it’s part coffee shop, part art gallery, part meeting hall, and part living room. They’ve easily got the friendliest staff in Memphis.  Caritas seems like one of those places that’s impossible to visit once without becoming a regular.

Lunch from Caritas Village, Memphis, Tenn.

There were a lot of people there during lunch – several large groups, a few families, and a handful of individuals.


Go There:

Caritas Village

2509 Harvard Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Show Comments


  1. Natalie Gildea says:

    Caritas Village is a very GOOD reason to LOVE Memphis!

  2. Tiffany says:

    Love the place. I take my son there often.

  3. I really love Caritas, super excellent veggie burger and potato salad!

Leave a Comment


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for Travelers.