The social enterprise has opened a permanent cafe, bakery and roastery in Collingwood.
Collingwood has a new event space and cafe that provides support to homeless and disadvantaged youths. Cromwell Streat is the latest project from local social enterprise Streat (and, yes, it's located on Cromwell Street), which, since 2009, has offered opportunities and hospitality training to at-risk young people, via employment in their numerous cafes as well as fundraising initiatives such as the Melbourne Central Sleepover.
Streat was gifted use of this epic 150-year-old heritage-listed mansion by a very generous supporter and — having secured funding through a successful crowdfunding campaign — was able to turn it into a multi-purpose space. It's not only a cafe, but an artisan bakery, coffee roastery, function space and youth training academy, too.
The 80-seat eatery also features a big outdoor area (with hammocks!), all-day breakfast and lunch from 11am. Pastries and fresh loves of bread are available from 7.30am and Streat's own blend is going into coffee cups.