A cafe owner in Brisbane, Australia, has set up a new cafe in order to help out those living in the city’s inner suburbs.
The cafe will cater for people who are living in “totally isolated” communities, and is aiming to provide services to the people who need it the most.
Zane Denton is the founder of Cafe Zane, and he started the cafe in June last year to help people who live in “total isolation” in Brisbane.
“For the people living in these isolated communities, we’re trying to provide a service that they can’t have in their neighbourhood,” he told Al Jazeera.
Denton said that he and his team would be able to provide “services to the majority of people in these communities”, and that the cafe would be “invisible” to the public.
He said that people who needed help with things like running errands, taking taxis, or finding childcare would be the ones who would be allowed to stay at the cafe.
“If people have problems finding housing, it’s not like they have a car, they have an empty bed, so that’s not an issue,” Denton told Alja Noura.
“So when they need services they can get them from the centre or we can help them with their needs.”
Denton says that he had been looking for a cafe for a long time.
He was inspired by the cafe “Cafe Bar”, which was created by a single person in the Philippines, but he says he found a cafe that he liked more.
“I had been searching for a place where I could have a space that was more visible to the community,” he said.
“It’s the same concept in Brisbane: a space for the community to come together and connect.”
Dickson said that it was important to him that people could find a place to stay, and that he would be there to provide support.
“When you’re talking about the average person, you don’t want to just sit in the corner,” he added.
“You want to be able be there for people to come and connect with you, to support you.”
Zane’s aim to help the people in isolation Denton started the café “Café Bar” as a place for people living “travelling the world” to go for a meal, to stay connected to their community.
“The concept of Café Bar was born out of a personal experience,” he explained.
“One of the things that was driving me was that I’ve lived in an isolated community for most of my life, and so for people that live in isolated communities they have to have a place they can go for help.”
Cafés are a good place for that because they are a safe place for them to get food, and for people in an isolation environment, they’re not going to have the option of getting their food there.
“We don’t provide the services ourselves. “
We’re going to provide some services to them in return for a service,” he continued.
“We don’t provide the services ourselves.
We are providing services through Cafe Bar.”
Cafe Zanes services will include: Cafes, breakfast and lunch