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Bosna Mak Restaurant 3825 Bardstown Road – (502) 456-1919 Bosnian cuisine from Indira Safic. Goulash, shish kebab, stuffed feta and chicken cordon bleu make for an excellent change of pace and a great location on S. Bardstown.

The Fishery Station 5627 Outer Loop – (502) 968-8363
Started by Persian immigrant Shahram Pouranfar, The Fishery Station is an area favorite, serving everything from Boston scrod to fried catfish and hushpuppies. Located in Okolona, just east of Shepherdsville.

Funmi’s Cafe 3028 Bardstown Road – (502) 454-5009
Funmi’s Café is a great place to eat, combining an intriguing atmosphere with excellent cuisine from West Africa. The mission is not only to have great tasting food, but also to serve with efficient and friendly service, because Funmi’s customer satisfaction is paramount.

Maa Sha-Allah 4113 Bardstown Road – (502) 491-3152
Kadiatou Jalloh’s international restaurant features a variety of specialty dishes from all over Africa, including Kadia’s excellent lamb and baked Tilapia. Just off Hikes Lane.

Madina’s Café 1736 Berry Boulevard
Together with her son Mohamed, they opened Madina’s Café in July 2012 as a meeting place and cultural center (not to mention full-service restaurant) for the Somali community. Stop in for authentic Somali cuisine!

Miami Food Market, Restaurant & Grocery 7200 S. Preston Hwy – (502) 235-9969
A full service grocery specializing in Cuban and Hispanic foods from across Latin America and the Caribbean, also featuring a complete lunch and dinner buffet with Cuban specialties, chicken and rice.

The PBJ Shop 440 S. 3rd Street – (502) 439-8443
The PBJ Shop is the All-American Lunch Experience. Inner child-appeasing chefs craft 15 high quality updates of the treasured schoolyard snack on white or wheat bread. Bags of chips and a thirst-quenching drink round out the Brown Bag Lunch package for only $5.



African Coffee Shop 737 S. 8th Street, (502) 240-9563
Located in the International Mall, Abdirisaq Abdi’s Somali-style coffee shop is a great place to sample Middle Eastern style coffee and tea.

African Foodway 4314 Taylor Boulevard – (502) 408-4536
Liberian refugees Mulbah Kamara and his wife Comfort operate the African Foodway, featuring groceries and clothing from West Africa.

AJ’s Sweet Sensations (502) 345-0820
Anna Johnson creates an incredible array of custom designed cookies and cakes made to order. Great for weddings and birthday parties, or UofL-UK games.

Auntie’s Home Cooked Meals & Catering (502) 240-9272
Cassia Herron’s home cooked cuisine is excellent and affordable, and available for any and all events.

Bodega mi Sueño 3415 Bardstown Road, (502) 454-8334
One of Louisville’s oldest Cuban groceries, Yolan Gonzalez’s shop is a great place to pick up fruit, vegetables, fish and coffee from across the Caribbean.

Hamdi Shop 737 S. 8th Street
Located in the International Mall, the small shop operated by Somali refugees Adem Osman and Hodan Manoor features a variety of clothing and home furnishings.

Millennium Market 4010 Bardstown Road – (502) 499-8111
Papa Gueye, originally from Senegal, sells a variety of African groceries. He also offers money transfers, travel services, and shipping all over Africa.

The Root Cellar 1484 S. 3rd Street – (502) 742-9670
Ron Smith’s Root Cellar is a free-standing, retail produce store that sells local, farm raised produce of all varieties, including value added products like meats, cheeses, dairy, eggs, honey and maple syrup, year-round.



Gregory & Associates, Inc., Home Renovation (502) 499-9231

David Ayodele, Paving Contractor (502) 408-9812

Orlando Agusti, Home Renovation (502) 643-1812

David Pichardo, Window Installation (502) 298-3896

Simic Design International, Design and Construction(502) 228-5939

Child Care

Angel Face Childcare, Leticia Miranda (502) 363-3512
Nancy, You & Me Childcare, Nancy Padilla(502) 713-9815


Smart Solutions, Education Training and Tutoring (502) 609-5887

PMT Translation and Interpreting Services (502) 295-0995

Craft Vendors

Anatoly Abramovitch – (502) 458-4352 Shelves and woodwork by Russian artist Anatoly Abramovitch.

Isata Jabbie – (502) 290-0203 Dubai-made home furnishings sold by Sierra Leone’s Isata Jabbie.

Mukaz Socco Ya Wote – (502) 742-9573 Congolese crafts imported by Gaston Mukaz.

New Beginnings – (502) 777-2591 Warm Bhutanese accessories made by a native women’s cooperative.

Pedro Pupo – (502) 664-3689 Hand crafted sculptures by well-known Cuban artist and sculptor Pedro Pupo.

Ruben’s Designs – (502) 363-0521 Macrame and bead jewelry created by Cuban artisan Ruben Plasencia.

Tattoos by Umi – (502) 459-1325 Henna tattoos, fabrics, and cosmetics from Somali Umikulthum Ali.



Wesam Khalil – (502) 408-1203 Arabic Interpreting & Translation

Sadiq Mohammed – (502) 641-3377 Somali Interpreting & Translation



N&M Studios Miguel Rodriguez – (502) 650-0734

Barbara’s Photography Barbara Duran – (502) 239-8141

2nd to None Entertainment Kevin Mason – (502) 835-3036



J.J. Family Auto Sales 2900 S. 4th Street- (502) 599-6633

Omar’s Auto Sales
Omar Ibraheem – (502) 368-5076 

Sarmaan & BB Taxi Service
–  Abdullahi Noor - (502) 298-9982
Many Somalis (especially of the older generation) do not speak English and are uncomfortable or unable to use traditional forms of public transportation. The Sarmaan Taxi Service alleviates this need by providing contract transportation services to Somali immigrants at traditional taxi cab rates (based on those provided by Yellow Cab).



Purchasing a truck and becoming an owner-operator allows long-distance truckers to increase their revenues. Truckers we’ve worked with include:

Adolfo Fuentes-Garcia – (502) 742-2608

Daniel Finale-Rodriguez – (502) 938-1141

Yoel Finales – (502) 468-5409

Pedro Morejon – (502) 379-7098

Reinaldo Guerra-Arias – (502) 876-2750


Andy’s TV Repair Tatyana Streltsova – (502) 425-1497

Bailen Jewelers Thang Ngo – (502) 893-8930

Bon Air Laundry Lyubov Dubrovensky – (502) 905-9839

Burundian Healthy Goat Farm Jean-Marie Kagabo – (502) 235-7917

Cavalier Shoe Repair and Alterations Sergey Abayev – (502) 412-5663

Charlie’s Lawn Care & Landscaping Charles Grimes – (502) 322-2631

DiVashe Foot and Hand Therapy Sharitha Bousso – (502)-303-0775

LA Illusion Marisol Carralero & Anna Vazquez -(502) 363-9482

Man MAID Office Cleaning David Farnsworth – (502) 298-2910

Nail Expressions Doan Nguyen – (502) 375-2223

RYG Refrigerated Food Service Rafael Aguero – (502) 472-9446

SOX Lady Stephanie Stepp – (502)939-7361

Tanisha’s Mobile Bookkeeping Service
 Tanisha Durrett – (502) 641-0746

Technology Gurus Jimmy Carolis – (502) 439-1699

Trokon Computer Repair Stephen Tyler – (502) 271-2062

USKI Clothing Exports Mathias Ntiruvakure – (502) 819-8471


For more information about these programs or other needs you may have, contact Mary Cleary at (502) 452-6341 ext. 104. JFCS is proud to have earned the support of many prestigious corporations, government agencies, foundations and individuals who recognize the value and importance of Multicultural Services’ efforts to provide immigrants with the tools and skills they need to develop assets in the form of financial, human, and social capital. Funders include the US Department of Health & Human Services ACF Office of Refugee Resettlement, the US Small Business Administration, Chase Bank, and the Greater Louisville International Professionals.