About Us

  • + - What is Hope Street?

    The Hope Street Café is a not-for-profit social enterprise connecting the community with people who have been excluded from the workforce, in defence of local food production and a diverse, inclusive local neighbourhood. 

    We provide opportunities for people facing barriers to employment to learn new skills and gain hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. We also collaborate with local training providers, cafes and restaurants to build supported pathways to employment and a sustainable livelihood.

    Woman making coffee at Hope on Boundary Street Café. Photography: Michael Carrello.

    Hope on Boundary Street Café. Photography: Michael Carrello.

    Community is important to us so we combine ongoing support, like practical work readiness skilling and training for participants, with events, exhibitions, art and music.

    We work on the premise of creating a seasonal menu using local and sustainable products. We aim to work closely with local co-ops and suppliers to bring you wholesome, lovingly created meals.

  • + - What is a social enterprise?

    A social enterprise is a business that aims to maximise social benefit, rather than capital.

    We want to facilitate social change by providing opportunities for people, because we believe the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.

    Hope Street Café is run by Micah Projects, a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing services and opportunities in the community to create justice and respond to injustice.

    At Micah Projects we believe everyone has a right to a home, but more than that, that everyone has a right to a sense of belonging and the dignity that comes from inclusion and participation in the workforce and in a safe community. We believe that the opportunity to access and progress in employment is vital to people living on low incomes - it hugely impacts on the individual’s needs, their housing and ability to fulfil personal ambitions.

  • + - Locations

    Hope Street Café 
    Shop 1, 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane Q 4101    
    0437 972 472      
    Instagram @hopestreetcafe

    Opening Hours:
    Monday – Saturday | 5.30am – 2pm 
    Sunday | 8am – 1pm

    Public Transport:   
    Train – South Brisbane station   
    Bus – Cultural Centre bus stop

    Hope on Boundary Café
    170 Boundary Street, West End Q 4101  
    0409 905 258  
    Instagram @hopeonboundary

    Hope on Boundary Café is being renovated! But the coffee is still flowing. We are upgrading our kitchen to better service our Social Enterprise Trainees and to facilitate our creative community events.

    We’re still open from 7:30am – 2:30pm Monday – Friday. Our Abrisca Coffee Cart is in the Café Courtyard with a supply of our popular lunch-boxes and a rotating selection of baked sweets. 

    Our Instagram @hopeonboundary shows each day’s selection. The Hope on Boundary Café space is still available for prior event bookings until the construction starts. Catering is ongoing thanks to our sister café in South Brisbane.

    Please contact our Café Manager Rory Doyle: rory.doyle@micahprojects.org.au or 0488 545 102 with any enquiries or catering requests.

    Public Transport:   
    Train – South Brisbane or South Bank stations   
    Bus – Bus route 199 to West End