Waterloo Cafe Sydney

Ending Modern Slavery | Social Traders Accredited | Responsible Cafe Verified

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Our Waterloo CafE

Small Change Big Effect


The Freedom Hub Cafe in Waterloo Sydney, is an urban escape where you will instantly feel freedom from daily pressures. Our ethical cafe makes you feel at home immediately with its chic French industrial styling, luscious lounges, comfy cushions and various sitting areas for chatting with friends and enjoying an ethical coffee and lunch.

We have a range of table sizes from 10 seater share tables to intimate tables for 2. Our space is suited to a variety of occasions, whether you’re a digital nomad wanting a space to work for the day with power and free wifi, a mothers group looking for a space with a play area or you have a business meeting that requires AV support, all are welcome and we have plenty of space to accommodate all.

For businesses that are looking for a space for meetings or small to medium weekday events, we have a private area at the back of our cafe which has been utilised by many businesses for meetings, development days, presentations and work lunches. We also love hosting groups of up to 60 people on conferences or training days who are looking for a venue to move to for their meal breaks. The space is economically priced as our cafe is open at the same time and we can provide food and drinks for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea along with all the coffee and tea you need.

We love to make being an ethical consumer and fulfilling your social procurement needs easy! 100% of café profits supporting survivors of modern slavery.

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What we offer

Your Cafe Experience

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Stimulate your taste buds with fresh healthy food and lunch specials. Or you might want to grab and go from our fresh wraps and sandwiches or sweet treats.

Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options are very popular in our cafe.

If you are looking for caterers or a venue for hire, we will also not disappoint. 

Our Social Traders accreditation ensures ethical social procurement.


 We care about serving you the best.

Premium Coffees & Teas


Every cup of our organic Freedom Fighter blend helps rescue and rehabilitate child soldiers. Our coffee is roasted in Australia, our baristas weigh every shot for consistency we use the best cafe equipment on the market.

Escape the mundane with Australian ethically sourced, handpicked, fine teas that lure the senses and calm the mind. Our teas are blended by a naturopath to offer maximum health benefits.

We offer Oat, Almond, Soy and Lactose Free milk. 

We care what’s in your cup.

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Social procurement is at the top of our values and we have submitted a voluntary Modern Slavery Statement for full transparency. If you are an ethically minded business wanting to use your purchasing power for the greater good and you are in need of a space for your next event, look no further.

The Freedom Hub offers a beautiful, comfortable space, adaptable to fit your needs. We can support you with AV, quality service and delicious, ethical food and drinks throughout.

We care about your business.

Our Menu

Serving You the Best

Freedom Hub Cafe Waterloo works hard to ensure every item we serve you is assessed for risk of modern slavery. We put people before profits.  #smallchangebigeffect

Bring our cafe to you with catering

Book catering for your next event.

Sydney Waterloo Café

7:00am – 2.00pm


7.00am – 1.00pm

Temp closed due to staffing post-pandemic.




283 Young Street Waterloo NSW 2017 Australia


What People Are Saying

“The Freedom Hub is an amazing place with a great cause behind it”

The atmosphere is great and the perfect place to catch up with friends, have some yummy food and a cuppa. Haupapa Andrea

“What a fabulous Cafe & proceeds going to a great cause”

We were there for a special Christmas last night and had DELICIOUS ethically sourced food. My husband couldn’t wait to go back for breakfast this morning. Adrienne Buffini

“Lovely fresh food and great vibe and concept”

Amazing story of the power of one lady to make a difference in the world by helping to end human trafficking! Caroline Tynan

“This space is amazing!

I first discovered this hidden gem after a client coffee meet then a week later I attended a fabulous workshop held at The Freedom Hub and the space is just perfect!! Rebecca Tait

“Absolutely loved the space and even more pleasing to know that every cent goes towards a worthwhile cause. “

Will definitely be back, thank you for what you do Laura Napier

“Beautiful stylish venue, great healthy food & best part is it is contributing to such a wonderful causes! “

Definitely recommend visiting or holding an event here! Alicia Hoye

“Sally is an excellent ambassador for ethical business.”

Her fight is to put an end to human trafficking and making life easier for people doing it tough. Freedom Hub is a great place for an event. They have nice food and coffee! Kumar R Jha

“This is an amazing place with beautiful people and yummy breakfast.

100% of profit goes to to survivors of Human trafficking! Shanmukha Rao

We Care

Simple Ways To Change the World

We care about the world, we care about people and we care about making a difference. To do this well, we partner with carefully selected vendors that also give back. By choosing our café you choose:


that rehabilitates ex child soldiers


that creates profit to train & employ refugees and asylum seekers.


who have audited their supply chain to monitor risks of modern slavery.

Toilet Paper

that helps build toilets in Africa


that helps the poor in other nations


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