About Us

  • + - What is Hope Street?

    The Hope Street Café and Hope on Boundary Café are community focused social enterprises providing a simple and nourishing café experience.

    We offer affordable, healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch options and our beautiful venues are available for private functions. We also deliver fantastic catering solutions!

    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, cafés and restaurants to build supported pathways to employment and a sustainable livelihood.

    Hope Street Cafe staff Finn, Chris and Hannah behind the counter.

    Hope Street Café staff. Photography: Craig Holmes.

    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. Our aim to to bring you wholesome, lovingly created meals.

    To view the locations of Hope Street Café and Hope on Boundary Café please visit our Locations page.

  • + - 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.

    Hope St Trainee Graduates

    Hope Street Café graduating trainees. Photography: Katie Bennett.

    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.

    Find the Hope St Cafes: Using Social Enterprise to Provide Training, Employment + Social Inclusion Evaluation Report (Associate Professor Ingrid Burkett.Co-Director, Yunus Social Business Centre, Griffith University) here.