Flynn & Mona Dickerson moved to Colorado in the 1970s from the Virgin Islands, and aspired to bring a taste of home to the U.S. For over 35 years, the Dickerson family has worked hard to serve island-inspired Southern dishes and has been a strong pillar in the community.
Recently celebrating 20 years of business, Welton Street Cafe was opened at its current location in 1999, and continues to be a soul food staple in the Five Points Community. It has withstood the test of time and stands as the longest-running and last-of-its-kind restaurant in the area.
Three out of the nine children in the Dickerson family, twins Fathima & Fathim and Cenya, now run the restaurant with their parents' support. As Flynn says, "Family is Everything."
Welton Street Cafe is black history in Denver. It is not only a place to get finger-licking, melt-in-your-mouth comfort food, but a gathering place where people from all backgrounds can feel welcome.
“What makes Welton Street Café so unique (compared) to the new development of Five Points is that it’s inclusive of everyone, no matter what your race is, your age, any type of identifier or social status. (It's) always a place that will have that diversity & inclusiveness"
- Fathima Dickerson, Co-Owner