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Waaia Café: Where Every Cup Tells a Story of Diversity and Empowerment

Apr 2, 2024 | News

Nestled in the heart of Dural lies the Waaia Café, where every cup of coffee comes with a side of warmth and a smile. What sets this café apart isn’t just its award-winning scones and aromatic brews; it’s the heartwarming story behind its existence.

Waaia Café operates out of the leafy grounds of the Warrah Society, a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. Open every Friday from 10am to 12noon, the café is run by some of Warrah’s Social and Community program participants and their dedicated support workers.

Tania, one of the café team gets a head start on Thursday mornings to craft each batch of scones with meticulous care, ensuring every bite is a delight. Her scones clinched the top spot in the 2023 Hawkesbury Show. Tania uses her daily living skills at the Waaia Café and finds joy and purpose in her role.

Another integral member of the team is Sam. On Fridays, Sam extends a warm welcome to café patrons, his infectious smile brightening the atmosphere as he fosters a sense of belonging for all who walk through the door.

Alida Pruys, Executive Manager Community Services said that the vision behind the café was to create a space where the local community can come together to connect with and support the Warrah community. On our beautiful bushland campus, the Waaia guests can enjoy the surroundings while donating to a worthy cause.

The café offers more than just delicious treats, it’s also a training ground for people with disabilities to gain hands-on experiences in, baking, customer service, money handling, cleaning, and food safety. Every purchase contributes directly to Warrah’s programs and services, making a tangible impact on the lives of the people we support.

Tania, Sam, and the entire team extend to you a warm welcome. Join them at the Waaia Café, every Friday and be a part of something truly special.

For more information visit https://warrah.org.au/waaia-cafe/