Where to find non-profit eats in Perth

Because eating out can be both indulgent and charitable.

Julianne de Souza
May 23, 2019
Eat & Drink
What if we told you that you could flex your altruistic muscles and indulge in a delicious meal at the same time? These non-profit organisations are serving up delicious eats while giving back to the community, putting the interests of those less privileged before their own. Next time you’re on the hunt for your new favourite eatery, give one of these three spots a go and support their mission in making Perth’s food scene a more charitable place.

Gather Northbridge

100 Lake Street, Northbridge

Once named Little Bird, this Northbridge cafe was beloved for its delicious cakes, cozy interiors and lush green courtyard. At the end of last year, the cafe rebranded to become a social enterprise cafe named Gather. While this cafe’s name and mission have changed, their delicious menu and coffee remains, spearheaded by owner Danielle. Gather partners with the Esther Foundation and Bridge House, the former of which provides intensive support for young women in crisis, while the latter is a rehabilitation program that offers alcohol and drug dependence treatment.

Halo Espresso

82 Angelo Street, South Perth

Located in the heart of South Perth, Halo Espresso boasts all your quintessential brunch fodder, from smashed avocado to eggs a variety of ways to your super salads. Its extensive menu features vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options, meaning no one has to miss out on the deliciousness. Most of all, what sets Halo Espresso apart is the fact that 100% of its profits are donated to Initiate Australia, a charity that invests in locally driven education and business initiatives.


Barrack Square, Jetty 4 Riverside Drive, Perth

Founded in 1991, Annalakshmi is an Indian vegetarian restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner everyday. What makes it remarkable is that it’s a ‘pay as you feel’ restaurant, meaning meals have no price and there is no obligation to pay. Guests can simply eat to their heart’s content and pay what they believe the meal is worth or what they can afford. By doing so, guests’ contributions to Annalakshmi have the potential to cover not only their own meal but the meals of individuals who are less fortunate. Annalakshmi’s vegetarian buffet is hearty and authentic, meaning you’ll leave with a full belly and a full heart.

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Julianne de Souza

Hi, I'm Julianne! In addition to waxing lyrical about Perth cafes and boutiques, my hobbies include spending all of my income on live music and fun pants. My favourite things about Perth are the beaches, the laid back lifestyle, and the crop of new brunch spots that appear every week.