el meraki

Food. Soul. Community. Love.

el meraki
el meraki Schlieren, CH

Project Overview

A fine scent of coffee is in the air. The day awakens, the sun kisses the skin. Time for a delicious, cozy and fresh breakfast, brunch or lunch. A place to meet, to enjoy, for body, mind and soul. For all those who feel at home in Isla Mujeres. We want to open spaces, create connection and make everything a little differently. Fair, honest, simple, human - lived and not just said.

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Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    18.480 CHF

    100% funded

    Stage "Let's get started"

    - Kitchen equipment (stove, espresso machine, sideboard, refrigerator, freezer)
    - Furnishing elements (tables, chairs, hammocks, dishes, glasses, cutlery, decoration)
    - Basic purchase "Food"
    - shade or rain canopy
    - Fire bowl
    - Tree planting

  2. Finish Stage:

    27.830 CHF

    21% funded

    Stage "Sustainability"

    - Solar panel system
    - Rainwater system
    - Compost toilet

+ A Café with healthy vegan-vegetarian breakfast dishes for an enjoyable start to the day (fresh, sustainable, local, seasonal).

+ A community space that opens up space for all art and culture enthusiasts to network, share and inspire each other.

+ Offering an open space for people to share their qualities with the community (win-win).

+ To nourish body, mind and spirit (holistic concept).

+ A place that uses the resources of people & nature mindfully and consciously: sustainably on all levels.
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Food & Drinks for your well-being.

With healthy, local, organic and super delicious food, vegan and vegetarian options focusing on sustainability.
el meraki
el meraki
Health for your soul.

A place to be yourself, to connect, to inspire and be inspired. To share, discover new facets about yourself and others, and unfold your potential.

Special ingredients:
Love, respect and acceptance.
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el meraki
For joy, the inner child & appreciation.

A space for sharing concerts, open-mic nights, poetry evenings, exhibitions, yoga classes, mandala painting classes, coaching, dance, local culture & much more.
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Isla Mujeres is a small Caribbean island located just off Cancun, Mexico. With about 15,000 inhabitants and many tourists, there is a multicultural community here.

We have been fascinated by this island for years and feel very connected and comfortable here. In the past years we were able to make many friends and being touched by the diversity and abundance of this place.

With "el meraki" we would like to express our gratitude to Isla Mujeres and contribute something to this beauty and diversity.
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the support from our families and friends in Switzerland and on Isla Mujeres. Your love, passion and energy have supported the project from the beginning.

Many thanks for the support goes to:
- Jan & Sonia from Linhart Media (linhartmedia.com) for the crowdfunding video: Thanks a lot for your inspiration, loving guidance and professionality.

- Peter Mäder for the beautiful drawings we were allowed to use in the crowdfunding video. Thank you for your time, attention to detail and commitment.

- Marcia Collado (Instagram @yosoymar): Gracias hermosa por tus palabras saliendo del corazon, gracias por tu apoyo, por tu energia, tu creatividad y amor.

- Javier Villanueva (nahuatlakah.com): por tu sabiduria, tu abundancia, tu compartir, tu energia, tu amor y dedicacion.

A huge THANK YOU to all those who rejoice with us, who support us energetically, who sympathize with us, who inspire and animate us, help us with solutions and always encourage us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With lots of love
Andrea & Daniela
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Schlieren, CH

el meraki

- a Café with healthy, regional, vegan-vegetarian food and vegan desserts

- at home on the Caribbean island "Isla Mujeres" in México

- a meeting place for islanders and tourists

- activities and events that benefit the local culture, art and community (e.g. yoga, cooking classes, art workshops, flea market, exhibitions, concerts, etc.)

- holistic approach to promote physical and mental health

* Currently we are in the start-up phase and aim to open in early 2023.

Andrea Gimmi
Andrea Gimmi
Zürich, CH
Co-Creator I Project Manager

I love cooking good soul food and enjoying it with all my senses. I have felt right at home on Isla Mujeres for years and am fascinated by the many talented people who live there and visit the island. My professional background is in project management in the non-profit sector and I am a yoga teacher and coach. I am passionate about helping people discover and develop their unique qualities so they can go through life more satisfied and fulfilled.

Daniela Mäder
Daniela Mäder
Schlieren, CH
Co-Creator I Host I Allrounder

In that magical moment of an afternoon on the island, our heart project was born. I can hardly express how much love, gratitude, joy, inspiration and transformation, abundance and learning the project "el meraki" means to me.

Fine, delicious food, the enjoyment and combination of tastes, food from other continents have fascinated me since childhood.

Open-minded, humorous, emotional and inquisitive, equipped with good analytical skills, I dedicated myself for a long time in Switzerland to administration and support/improvement of work processes as well as customer service. Gradually I have changed my focus to accompanying people and supporting them to unfold their potential, to spread their wings.

This project gives me the opportunity to put all these facets into practice with a lot of love and mindfulness.

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