V.DUB CAFE AND GALLERY

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Our beginning

When Pou Whakaaro was looking at ways to support people who were interested in running their own micro business, an unused commercial kitchen was a serious asset.

What evolved is a great community cafe and gallery where a number of people run micro businesses producing food and coffee for sale.

When Pou Whakaaro was looking at ways to support people who were interested in running their own micro business, an unused commercial kitchen was a serious asset.

What evolved is a great community cafe and gallery where a number of people run micro businesses producing food and coffee for sale.

“Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will ‘turn the necessity to glorious gain.” 

– C.S. LEWIS, WRITER

What we do

The cafe strengthens employment opportunities for those involved, as they are gaining real skills, such as barista, kitchen and cleaning skills, as well as customer service and cash handling.

The community cafe and gallery is open every weekday to the general public from 9.00am to 1.30pm. 

There are jams, pickles, coffee, soups and sandwiches , and then David makes his spectacular sausage rolls, which are the best in town. When he first began he was making around 25 a week and now due to demand he makes 144 a week!

We are really proud of all those who are taking part – and pretty happy with the coffee and the food too!

Our stories

The Our Stories are collection of personal stories about gaining work experience, employment, and independence through the V.Dub cafe.

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Connect

Pou Whakaaro

40 Te Tahi Street, Whakatane

P. 07-308-8170

E. admin@pouwhakaaro.co.nz

Pou Whakaaro House
1 Bracken Street, Whakatane

P. 07-308-9430

Pou Whakaaro Kawerau
1E Tamarangi Drive, Kawerau

P. 07-323-8170

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