Join us every second Saturday for Community Breakfast, when we donate half of our breakfast sales from 8 am to noon to the featured non-profit!  

Pondicheri partners with a few organizations every year to give back to our community, especially toward disenfranchised women & children.  These breakfasts are one way that our guests can enjoy nourishing food while learning about & contributing to an organization that they may not have been familiar with before!  To be considered as a beneficiary for 2018, please e-mail all relevant information to  



She Has Hope   |

JANUARY 14   /   APRIL 8   /    JULY 8   /   OCTOBER 14

Rescuing & rehabilitating human trafficking survivors in Nepal, Uganda & the Philippines with the goal of restoring them to a life full of hope. 

In Nepal, She Has Hope operates a rehabilitation home in Kathmandu where rescued women receive counseling, medical care, room & board, literacy classes & become proficient in several craftmaking, seamstress, cooking & gardening skills through daily coursework.  In 2012, the program broadened to include the Philippines & Uganda.  In all 3 project locations, the organization conducts an ongoing human trafficking awareness campaign to educate at-risk girls, while also providing empowerment for their mothers through craft skill & development.  All proceeds from the sales of their handmade crafts directly support their programs, which can be purchased online & will be for sale in our Bake Lab + Shop during Community Breakfast!




Brighter Bites   |

Creating communities of health by delivering fresh fruits & vegetables to families & schools

FEBRUARY 11    /   MAY 13   /   AUGUST 12   /   NOVEMBER 11

The mission of Brighter Bites is to create communities of health through fresh food.  Brighter Bites began with a vision: to bring a produce co-op to schools in underserved communities identified as "food deserts" that included an educational component.  Every week, Brighter Bites heads to these sites & distributes fresh, seasonal produce for participants to pick up & take home at no cost.  The goal is to change behavior among low-income children & their families to prevent obesity & achieve long-term health.  Brighter Bites is a comprehensive, multi-component school, preschool & after-school program that utilizes reliable access to fruits & vegetables, nutritional education & consistent exposure to recipes & messages that feature fresh food.  Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Bites has delivered 13 million pounds of fresh produce & nutrition education to over 30,000 families in Houston, Dallas & Austin.  Nibble by nibble, Brighter Bites plans to go nationwide!




Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast   |

Providing trusted reproductive healthcare & education to Americans for 100 years 

MARCH 11   /   JUNE 10   /   SEPTEMBER 9   /   DECEMBER 9

Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information & care they need to live strong, healthy lives & fulfill their dreams.  One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for healthcare at least once in her life.  Today, Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive healthcare, sex education & information to millions of women, men & young people worldwide.   Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood needs our support to maintain healthcare access for 2.5 million patients per year.  October 2016 celebrates 100 years of high-quality, affordable medical care!