The ground level of a public housing tower would be the last place you'd expect to find a bright cafe that serves Social Roasting Company coffee. Fifty-Six Threads is a cafe with a cause that throws such expectations out the window.
Launched by AMES and Urban Communities, the Fifty-Six Threads project aims to provide hospitality employment opportunities for new migrants. Work placement in the cafe allows new community members to improve their skills.
Fifty-Six Threads understands the lure of all-day breakfast and has numerous breakfast options to choose from. The hearty vegetarian big breakfast consists of fried tomatoes and garlic butter mushrooms, baby spinach and avocado slices surrounding two poached eggs with yolks as orange as a duck's bill.
For lunch, the specials change depending on ingredient seasonality and the skills of the chefs in residence. And, if you feel like sampling something in homage to the cafe's humble milk bar beginnings, you can have yourself an old school fried dim sim, or a fluffy milkshake.
If you’re out west and feel like a coffee and nibble, pop into Fifty-Six Threads. Not only will you encounter some great food, but you’ll be helping some new Australians get a good start.