A Cafe where Sparkle cannot be Dulled
Cafe Review by Weekend Notes: We visited Sydney on the weekend – the main reason was to see my son and his partner. But secondly we wanted to enjoy the diversity of restaurants and cafes that Sydney-siders get to experience firsthand.
There is such an array of eateries for locals in Sydney, one is quite hard-pressed to decide where to go first. My son lives in Waterloo and as we usually enjoy self-catering accommodation in the Zetland area. I’m quite happy to experience what this area has to offer locals and tourists alike. And, this is how we came across the Freedom Hub Cafe.
I love the ethos of places like the trendy Freedom Hub Cafe. They are a registered charity with a mission to rehabilitate and empower victims of human trafficking and slavery-like practices within Australia. One hundred percent of the Cafe profits support survivors of slavery within Australian borders. I must add here that I wasn’t aware of this practice within the borders of Australia. But still admire the whole concept of what Freedom Hub Cafe aims to achieve.
The Survivor School
Freedom Hub Cafe has a Survivor School, which runs twelve classes a week to help survivors regain confidence and become work ready. The Cafe is a ‘business for purpose’ as it was built with the sole purpose to provide profit to sustain the Survivor School. It’s a place where survivors are given one-on-one mentoring to restore their hope, confidence and self worth.
Situated within an industrial area, one could quite conceivably miss this little gem in Waterloo. Stunning contemporary decor manages to uplift the whole warehouse aspect of the Freedom Hub Cafe, allowing visitors to sit back and enjoy the ambience of a very peaceful creative space.
The morning that we visited – it was brunch time – a ‘workshop’ was in progress, but rather than be intrusive on guests to the Cafe, only served to add a compassionate human interest factor.
Freedom Hub Cafe serves premium coffees using the finest, organic and ethically produced coffee beans, which are roasted in Australia. They have a range of Exotic Teas. These are ethically sourced, handpicked and created to lure the senses and calm the mind. The Menu is creatively fresh, with healthy food choices, and inspired by a diversity of cultures.
The service at Freedom Hub Cafe was super efficient, the staff were friendly and eager to please, and the food was definitely worthy of a ‘return visit is a must’ accolade.
I was allowed to roam around and take random photos. I was impressed with the areas which are available to be be used for special events like weddings or birthdays. The venue at Freedom Hub Cafe can be booked for events on Mondays to Fridays from 2.00pm till late or on Saturdays from 11.00am till late.
In addition, they have a variety of Freedom gifts. All this adding to the fun of eating out and doing a bit of shopping on the side. A small section with an Indian tent (tepee) has been set aside specifically for children. So definitely a child-friendly venue too.
The Freedom Hub Cafe is an urban escape where you can enjoy freedom from daily pressures. You can be immersed in other cultures whilst sipping a speciality coffee or exotic tea.
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