ABOUT THE OWNER
My name is Jackie Nguyen! I am a first generation, Vietnamese American, daughter of a refugee. I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. After graduating California State University, Fullerton with a BFA in Musical Theatre, I moved to New York City to pursue a career on Broadway. Some of my favorite jobs were performing on stage with Reba McIntyre, Ashlee Simpson, many holiday seasons with How The Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical and most recently traveling the country with the Broadway Revival Tour of Miss Saigon.
After ten years of being a New Yorker, ten International and National Broadway tours, I’ve decided to take a career pivot, relocate to KCMO and pour my heart into Cafe Cà Phê. Spending 8 years of being a barista, coffee has always been a very big part of my life. Then, a trip to Vietnam last year sprung as the big catalyst for my career change. With the yearning for entrepreneurship, the idea of a traveling Vietnamese coffeeshop was born.
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Fun facts about me:
My hero is Oprah.
I am absurdly obsessed with Home Alone 1 and 2.
My favorite snack is a Cherry Coke and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
I’m a Scorpio and a Gryffindor.
I am an Enneagram 2 with a 3 wing, and a hardcore plant mom. My friends say that I am always positive and willing to help, and I truly believe that you get back what energy you put into the world.
I’m passionate about the environment and leaving the world better than you found it. Please reach out to me here to collaborate or give suggestions on sustainability and eco friendly ways that we can serve you and our community here in Kansas City.
All of the signs:
Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon
Chinese Zodiac – Gold Horse
Color – Mauve
Movie – Harry Potter Movies (Yes, all of them)
Books – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Snack – Any and all sour candy!