Sheree and Kristy met in the summer of 2009 after Sheree posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a vegan entrepreneur. The two hit it off and soon started planning the opening of their food cart. The cart made it's debut in January of 2010 on the corner of 13th & Oak. A few months in, and after much demand from regulars, the partners began their search for full restaurant space. The food cart closed on New Year's Eve 2010, and Cornbread Cafe opened its restaurant doors on the corner of 7th & Polk six months later.