DSA Cafe & Gift Shop

1240 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 19711


September 2022 Update:

During our closure in August, our board worked to redevelop the café model. We are excited to be launching a new operation plan as we move into Fall. The below outlines some changes. Please note we are no longer accepting walk-in business.

The DSA Café remains committed to provide job training opportunities for adults with Down syndrome. Please understand this change in model will allow us to serve more adults with Down syndrome through varied job duties. As always, our adults with Down syndrome are paid during their job training experience.

Moving forward, keep an eye out for announcements regarding:

  • Catering packages for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day etc.
  • Pop-Up Events: Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Decorating Classes and more!
  • Private Cooking Classes for Adults with Down syndrome
  • Gift Shop Hours- we will have extended holiday hours including weekends!

Our gift shop is open online 24/7 with items available for pick up or shipping. View our items here!

We are still able to provide catering for special events thanks to our partnership with Sherm’s Catering. Please reach out to cafe@dsadelaware.org for more information. Sherm’s shares our commitment in providing job training opportunities to our adults with Down syndrome.

Stay in touch with us via our Facebook page and Instagram (@dsadcafede).

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About the DSA Cafe

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (DSA) Cafe and Gift Shop opened in September 2021 and employs adults with Down syndrome in job training internship. The internship provides both prep cook and customer service job training, giving interns the skills and resources to then move on to integrated job opportunities.

Victoria’s Kitchen

In Loving Memory of Victoria Elizabeth Marsh

September 6, 2001 – July 22, 2021

Victoria was the type of person who naturally drew others to herself with her light and joy; she embraced challenges and lived her life to the fullest. Victoria and her family were very active members of the DSADE with her mother, Karen Marsh, serving as Board President for many years. Her father, Rob Marsh, was also an active walk committee member. Victoria was always present at events and loved attending programs such as the Days of Summer Camp, and most of all, cooking classes. Victoria had a strong passion of and love for cooking and food. In her memory, our kitchen will be known as Victoria’s Kitchen. We will cherish her memory as other teen and adults with Down syndrome learn cooking techniques and grow their interest in the culinary arts through this space. Victoria’s spirit will always be remembered. She is greatly missed.

This social enterprise program is supported in part by Bank of America.