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The Clara White Mission was founded in 1904, but traces its origins to 1880s Jacksonville where former slave, Clara English White fed hungry neighbors from her two-room house on Clay street. Over the years her daughter, nationally recognized humanitarian Dr. Eartha M. M. White, molded the labor of love into a thriving social agency.

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Clara's at the CathedralA training café featuring an upscale menu, “Clara’s at the Cathedral” is an outgrowth of Clara White’s Culinary Arts Program, providing students with extensive hands-on training in production, presentation and front of the house restaurant service. Operated through a collaboration with St. John’s Cathedral Church, since March, 2007. The Cafe offers a relaxed dining experience within the Cathedral’s historic Taliaferro Hall, located in downtown Jacksonville at the corner of Duval and Market Street.

Clara’s at the Cathedral is open to the public each Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Located at St. John's Cathedral Church, 256 E. Church St.   To make a reservation for parties of 6 or more, Click Here.  All proceeds directly benefit the Clara White Culinary Training Program.


Join us every Friday from 11:00 am- 1:30 pm

 *Menu is updated each week on Wednesdays


August 29, 2014


End of the summer BBQ


Southwest white bean chicken soup

Vegetarian Chili



White Harvest Farm Salad Bar



BBQ chicken with house made sauce

Slow cooked rubbed ribs with BBQ sauce

Falafel sliders with the fixins



BBQ baked beans

Sautéed Asparagus

Rice Pilaf

Grilled yellow squash and zucchini



Assorted Rolls


Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with strawberry glaze

Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Maine Blueberry bars



  Tea - Sweet, Unsweetened or Tropical

Coffee - Regular or Decaf

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Attendees experiences

"Great job - so nice!"

~ Anonymous

"The menu is worth every dollar and more.  A great meal with great people."

~ Anonymous

"I wouldn't change a thing.  Really nice environment.  Food was good."

~ Connie Faulkner

"Amazing experience (always!)"

~ Joanne Diz

"Meats delicious! Mousse super!!!"

~ Pixianne

"Server John provided exceptional service."

~ William Hamilton

"Just keep up the good work."

~ Emily Beckham

"Wonderful program.  I always enjoy myself and leave with a full stomach." 

~ Anonymous

"Change nothing - outstanding from the beginning to the end."

~ Anonymous