Amin Sheikh who was once an orphan and struggled on the streets on Mumbai to survive for the basics needs has now opened a cafe for the poor so that everyone can enjoy a cup of coffee.

Amin Sheikh who was once an orphan and struggled on the streets on Mumbai to survive for the basics needs has now opened a cafe for the poor so that everyone can enjoy a cup of coffee.
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Amin Sheikh who lived on the streets of Mumbai and to survive, he begged and lived on the discarded eatables and slept on the streets had no place he could call it home until he found a place in an orphanage. Survived on the brink of poverty, Amin now owns a pocket-friendly book café in Mumbai which offers everyone a cup of coffee free.

As per Amin, “Decide what you want to do but don’t settle for less than what you deserve”.

Amin believes on the goodness in people’s hearts and that is all it takes to change the world.

Amin’s Bombay to Barcelona Library Café has an extraordinary mission which aims to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor class and Amin’s this effort has opened the gates for people from all walks of life where everyone is served with quality food. The café is for everyone who can’t afford a $2 coffee will surely find something appetizing in the café.

On being asked on the Coffee mission, Amin stated that when he was a driver, he never understand Whats there in a cup of coffee that it’s so expensive, does it have gold in it or it has directly shipped from the moon. According to Amin, everyone deserves to go to a nice place as Amin thought during his struggling days.

Amin Sheikh opened the café by the money he saved from driving cars, acting as a tour guide and the autobiography he wrote. Amin said that opening the café and writing the autobiography were part of his plans. In Amin’s café, most of the employees are the kids from the orphanage Amin previously lived in and this the café for the ordinary people like himself.

The noted point is that Amin in his café ensures about the poor quality products not being used. He import Belgian chocolate from Europe for cakes and shakes. A Spanish couple trained him in making cookies and also volunteered in establishing the café.


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