Sydney's newest social enterprise venue is set to land in Bondi this month, with the launch of Roscoe Street's Heart Cafe.
Serving up coffee by Gypsy Espresso, along with healthy breakfast dishes, salad bowls and rolls, it's the work of local charity Wayside Chapel, and is designed to lend disadvantaged youth a hand through its innovative trainee program. The Wingspan Project will see a group of young people facing barriers to employment undertake paid 12-month traineeships at the new cafe, overseen by cafe manager Mo Rosa and chef Antonio Saco, with each trainee finishing with a Cert II in Hospitality.
The cafe's menu will hero top local produce, including plenty of ingredients harvested from the Wayside Chapel's own nearby community garden. You'll spy an all-day breakfast menu filled with dishes like miso marinated mushrooms with free-range eggs and edamame mash ($16); organic green hemp quinoa matcha pancakes ($14); and a Middle Eastern-style plate with baba ghanoush and haloumi ($16).
At lunchtime, you might tuck into the likes of kingfish ceviche with tiger milk($15), roast chicken with chimichurri ($20), a hearty vegetarian bowl ($10), or one of Heart's signature rolls, maybe loaded with La Boqueria chorizo ($15). To match, there's a range of blends by Tea Craft, vibrant smoothies and cold-pressed juices, alongside Gypsy Coffee.
All the profits will go back into Wayside Chapel's Wingspan Project, helping disadvantaged youth.
Find Heart Cafe at 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, from November 14.