Located in the heart of Adelaide’s west end, is an exciting new initiative from St John’s Youth Services comprised of a training café, gallery and youth hub. Due to open in late 2018, will open a whole new world of possibilities for young people in SA.

The café, managed by our partners Meridian Vocational College, will provide training and real-world hospitality experience for young people. With a menu focussed on indigenous ingredients, the café will be open to the public during the day, and available for function bookings in the evenings.

The gallery will provide an exhibition and workshop space for young artists and makers, especially those from Aboriginal or non-English speaking backgrounds. This dynamic space will also be utilised by youth theatre groups, and as a venue-for-hire.

The youth hub will incorporate SJYS outreach programs, Next Step and Keeping my Place. Young people will have access to individualised, wrap-around support that includes housing assistance, training and job placement support, the development of independent living skills and connection to community.

There will also be meeting spaces, which can be booked by community organisations, government and local businesses.

The space is currently being created in Currie St, and is a hive of activity buzzing with builders, tradies and contractors working hard to get us open on time.

A true community project, is possible thanks to the generosity of funders and local businesses. Visit our supporter page to find out more.

To see the progress so far, take a look at the gallery, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. To enquire about function or gallery bookings, contact us.

We look forward to seeing you for a cuppa at soon!