The Little Acorn Café is situated at 137 High Street Terang (The Princes Highway) in the former Maternal and Child Health Centre, next door to the library and playground.
Cooinda have also established a commercial kitchen to supply the café with healthy locally produced food at our Dow Street Day Program site.
The café is a wonderful opportunity for staff to support participants in a great learning environment, to interact with the public and promote mainstream roles for people with a disability to our community.
Two staff are rostered to the café each day, along with a half time chef. Alongside them participants are involved as a part of their Day Program activities, in all elements of hospitality, customer service, food handling and preparation. All participants undertake their food handling certificates.
Since opening in December 2016, we have seen great outcomes for participants; each has taken great pride in their work, their presentation and their valued role and each has learned new skills along the way. The emphasis of the café is on great coffee and quality food: you will not find a deep fryer or grill in the café! Healthy meals, fresh salads and smoothies, great cakes and slices, and the best coffee for miles around. We also use and sell some local produce from the region.
Cooinda have had generous support from the Terang Op-Shop, Terang Co-Op, Western District Employment Access, and Corangamite Shire in establishing this program.
Location: 137 High Street Terang
Phone: (03) 55 922569
Opening times: 9.00am – 4.00pm weekdays.
Closed weekends and public holidays
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