Through our two city centre community café’s in Holles Row (Dublin 2) and Portland Row (Dublin 1), we ensure that people living in those communities have access to an affordable home-cooked meal in a friendly environment. As well as providing high quality food to our clients, our café’s also work with local schools, health centres and employment services, building people’s skills around, and access to, good quality food.
Each café is opened from 8am – 4pm each day Monday to Saturday. These services are open to the public and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. A ‘Meals On Wheels’ service is also provided, serving over 1,000 dinners per week to older people in the community, in need of food provision support.
The Community Cafés do not make a profit on food, therefore costs are kept low for our service users, making it possible for people to afford to eat well. We encourage a sense of community spirit through eating together and social gatherings. We also aim to improve awareness on healthier lifestyles and diet. The Community Cafés have established links with local community groups and services, to assist and compliment areas that may need relevant assistance i.e schools, health centres and local employment services. We provide on site training to local groups and schools. The Community Cafés are are HACCAP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point) accredited.