Social enterprise Wayside Chapel will open Heart Café at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on 14 November.
Serving Gypsy Espresso coffee, Heart Café will utilise an employment program that aims to positively impact youth unemployment.
Wayside Chapel says through its Wingspan Project, young people facing barriers to employment will receive paid hospitality traineeships within the busy café for 12 months.
Heart Café trainees will also receive a Certificate II in Hospitality, providing them with ongoing opportunities for employment in the industry.
“We’re delighted to have the chance to bring a unique and fresh perspective to the Bondi café dining scene,” Wayside Chapel CEO Jon Owen says.
“Heart Café is one-of-a-kind and goes beyond quality coffee, healthy food and good service – it returns hope to the lives of unemployed young people by supporting them into paid hospitality traineeships and breaking the cycle of unemployment. Our aim is to create community and an opportunity for locals to give back. We know everyone in the Eastern Suburbs will embrace Heart Café as a new local meeting place.”
Heart Café Manager and Bondi Beach local Mo Rosa brings more than 20 years of experience in the Eastern Suburbs restaurant and café scene to her new role.
“The café will serve a delicious wholefood menu using fresh, local ingredients including some organic produce sourced directly from the Wayside Chapel community garden, less than 50 metres away – giving true meaning to our sustainable and local philosophy,” Mo says.
“It’s wonderful that the local community will be able to feel great in knowing that every dollar they spend, will be used for social good.”
Heart Café will be located at 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, and from 14 November will be open seven days a week from 7am to 4pm.
For more information, visit www.heartcafe.com.au.