The Hope Street Café is an initiative designed to connect communities and provide opportunities for the less fortunate, and as the name suggests, spread a little ‘hope’. Collaborating with local organisation, Micah Projects, it serves to provide employment and training opportunities to individuals who have faced both personal and employment-related hardships, reinvesting all profits made back into Micah.
one_third]As well as providing skill-based training and learning opportunities for its staff by partnering with TAFE Queensland Brisbane to help its volunteers achieve a certificate in hospitality, The Hope Street Café will also act as platform for local artists and musicians to showcase their talents.
“I had a stroke when I was 30, so my motor skills aren’t the best. I’m learning new ways to do things, like chopping an onion into really fine slices. Phyllis is great, there’s no pressure. We sync up pretty well. She calls a spade a spade, which you have to, in a kitchen,” says volunteer, Andre.
If you’re keen for a bite, or for a little community culture, the Hope St Café is located at 170 Boundary Street. The South Brisbane establishment on Hope Street is expected to open in the coming months.