mak-’amham, Ohlone cafe

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

A Native American, Ohlone-run organization, mak-’amham – Ohlone cafe operates in the indigenous homelands of the Ohlone people. All food served is indigenous to the Bay Area—all of the primary ingredients would have been recognizable and attainable in the traditional Ohlone world before contact with outside forces. The organization envisions a full revival of Ohlone Indian food traditions as a part of a larger, ongoing cultural restoration empowering Ohlone people.