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Tupac’s Original Vision “Powamekka Café” Is Coming To L.A.

Powamekka Café, Tupac’s original idea for a restaurant is coming to life in Los Angeles celebrating his 51st birthday.

The Tupac Estate has announced it will open a restaurant In L.A. for a limited time. The Powamekka Café will provide an intimate glimpse of Tupac’s life, while continuing to add to his incredible legacy.

Powamekka Café opens June 16 at 800 W. Olympic Boulevard (aka L.A. Live), as part of a joint partnership with Fixins Soul Kitchen. The restaurant is set to open on Tupac’s 51st birthday and run until June 30th serving lunch and dinner.

Powamekka Café was Tupac’s original vision before his demise. Shakur labeled the idea as a place to “play and parlay,” according to notes found by his family.

The restaurant is also collaborating with the adjacent Wake Me When I’m Free exhibit currently running at LA Live, celebrating the life and mourning the death of Shakur. The restaurant will carry images and memorabilia from Tupac’s career, in concert with the exhibit, including notebooks that outline the original idea for Powamekka Café.

Tupac’s Original Vision “Powamekka Café” Is Coming To L.A.
Powamekka Café in New York, 2017 (Metro)

Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, the ‘Wake Me When I’m Free‘ exhibit dives into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art, as the exhibit educates and enlightens attendees through a labyrinth of emotions, as they take this journey through his extraordinary life.

Many fans and high profile celebrities have visti the exhibit including Young Noble, E.D.I. Mean, Keyshia Cole, and Madonna.

How to visit Tupac’s restaurant, Powamekka Café

  • Located at 800 W. Olympic Boulevard
  • June 16 to June 30
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday
  • 11 p.m. closing time on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Saturdays and Sundays, the cafe will open early at 10 a.m.
  • Reservations can be made via OpenTable.


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