Where to find non-profit eats in Perth
Because eating out can be both indulgent and charitable.
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.
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.
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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