Our Story

After opening Coffee, Tea and Me in Melrose in 2011, La Qchara owners Lorenzo and Emily Tenreiro were surprised at how popular items such as their homemade empanadas were. It was obvious that the neighborhood wanted more of a good thing, and that’s why they opened La Qchara, displaying their passion for Central and South American cuisine.

At La Qchara, you’ll find more than a modern café staffed by friendly folks — you’ll discover flavorful Latin American cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. We believe that healthy, hearty food is the key to a happier life and from the first bite, you’ll understand why.

Lorzenzo and Emily take pride in each cup of coffee poured and every plate served and want to exceed your expectations with every visit. Don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff if you have any questions or concerns.