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When she named her breakfast cafe Woke, a conservative backlash followed

By Kyle Melnick

30 Jan 2023 · 2 min read

A restaurant owner in the U.S. unintentionally found herself enmeshed in the country's culture war. It's a peculiar story, and says a lot about America's political divide. The Washington Post reports.

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When Carmen Quiroga named her new breakfast restaurant, she wanted people to associate the cafe with waking up in the morning.

She settled on Woke Breakfast & Coffee and spent six months renovating a building and developing a logo. Quiroga moved to Coventry, Conn., a few weeks before the restaurant's opening this month. While finalizing the permits at town hall, another resident advised her to check Facebook.

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