Suzanne Daniels, former graphic designer, and baker Sarah Olano bonded over a shared dream – to open a small tea shop, and create a welcoming community space, in their Austin neighborhood. The women eventually found their dream space, but they needed additional business capital to update the building and purchase new equipment.
Suzanne approached her bank for a loan, but the staff instead referred her to LiftFund, where she was able to secure a loan. Thanks to the LiftFund loan, Suzanne and Sarah were able able to complete needed building improvements and purchase top-of-the-line equipment.
Together, the friends opened the doors to Brentwood Social House in 2016. Customers can stop by the cafe for French pastries and coffee, or partake in English afternoon tea– complete with sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.