Clyffe Cafe


A dining experience you’ll never forget!

Arrowleaf is excited to announce that we plan to add a Supported Employment program to Developmental Services and Behavioral Health areas of focus in 2024. We are also offering our worksite, Clyffe Cafe, as a placement for enrollees of the WIOA and SEP programs.

Supported Employment (SE) is a vocational rehabilitation approach that emphasizes helping people with serious mental illnesses and disabilities obtain competitive work in the community. The program provides support to ensure their success in the workplace. Our SE program will help trainees find jobs  that pay competitive wages in integrated settings in the community. 

Clyffe Cafe, our Supported Employment worksite located at 100 Oliver Street in Vienna, has been renovated to allow space for a 1,976 sq. ft. restaurant within its 4,080 sq. ft. layout. The remaining area will continue to be used for classrooms, our community day services office space, and supported employment programming.

With over ten years of experience providing direct service support services with Arrowleaf in its developmental services and over ten years of experience in restaurant management, Morgan Banks will be the site coordinator for Clyffe Cafe. 

We will host the grand opening of Clyffe Cafe on January 2nd, 2024 from 11 am to 2 pm with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 am. Tours of the site will be available, and refreshments will be provided. Clyffe Cafe will be open to the public in January 2024 after all licensing is approved. More details about the hours of operation and our homecooked menu will be available here and our Facebook group.

What do Arrowleaf and the Clyffe Cafe mean to us?

Our name, Arrowleaf, holds a lot of meaning in our community. The Arrowleaf plant is indigenous to Southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest region. Thriving in adverse conditions of sand and gravel, this plant is beautiful and resilient, just like the people we work with who overcome adversity and find ways to fulfill their potential despite the challenges they may face.

The Clyffe Cafe pays homage to the Ferne Clyffe State Park in Johnson County. Ferne Clyffe is home to several species of arrowleaf plants and is best known for its waterfall, abundance of ferns, and distinctive geological features. Our cafe is as unique as the park – both offer inspiring glimpses into what our community has to offer.