Her Story Café in Colorado Springs, Colorado – Rosie the Riveter

Liz Rosenbaum, Culinary Anthropologist and owner of Her Story Café in Colorado Springs, Colorado said that our red bandana Kup Kollars reminded her of Rosie the Riveter. She placed a wholesale order for the café located inside the 21C Library at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, just off Jamboree Drive.

Thinsulate insulated Red Bandana Kup Kollars at Her Story Cafe. 

Thinsulate insulated Red Bandana Kup Kollars at Her Story Cafe. 

Do you recognize the picture of Rosie the Riveter above the box of Kup Kollars? She is a cultural icon representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II. These women replaced male workers who were sent overseas to fight by helping to produce munitions and war supplies. Rosie the Riveter is a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power. 


This is the front entrance to Her Story Café tucked in the corner on the first floor of the 21C Library. The afternoon sun from the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains  shines into the café.


After patrons buy their food and drinks, they can move to the tables set up outside the café.


Liz prides herself in using foods from local companies. Two Leaves and a Bud tea company is located in Aspen, Colorado. You can choose herbal and caffeinated teas in sachets. Because the sachets are filled with pieces and chunks of leaves, flowers, and/or fruits, they brew a more flavorful robust cup than tea bags.

One summer I discovered this tea in Atlanta, GA at a shop called One Caffe. I enjoyed it very much iced on hot days exploring the city by foot and camera. The blue box is Alpine Berry, one of my favorites.

You’ll find the walls of Her Story filled with photos and historical information about women. Liz will tell you that she’s “writing women into history one bite at a time.” In one of the photos, Liz Magee is reading to children in the Colorado Springs Public Library during National Book Week in 1948. It brought back memories of when I read to my first-grade students in public schools. Stop in and read Her Story walls!

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