A social enterprise is a business that operates to address social problems or improve communities or the environment. In the case of The Café for The Common Good profits from the social enterprise help sustain the charity’s operational expenses so we can maximise the impact of all charitable donations. This means that donations made to The Common Good go straight towards where they were intended, into medical research.
Our business model encompasses low overheads due to the generous support of partners and site hosts, including low to no rent spaces and value driven partnerships with suppliers such as Merlo Coffee Roasters.
In 2020 The Café for The Common Good won the Lord Mayor’s Business Award for the Outstanding Social Enterprise. The Common Good also recently received a Social Enterprise Growth Grant from the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to expand their fresh food vending machines to provide nutritious food to staff and hospital visitors after hours.
The Café for The Common Good encourages a farm to plate philosophy, supporting local Queensland growers. The menus are curated daily with an emphasis on seasonal produce. All the food is freshly prepared onsite by our fully qualified chef.
As well as barista-made Merlo coffee and hot drinks the café provides gourmet hot meals, sushi, sandwiches, soup, salads and take-home meals.
The Main Café offers hot meals, sandwich bar, freshly made sushi, soup and salads, cold drinks, baked sweets, Merlo coffee and a retail section with convenience foods, gifts, magazines and essential items.
OPEN: 7am - 6pm weekdays; 8am - 3pm weekends.
The Hospital Entry Cafe offers cold drinks, Merlo coffee, and a small selection of sandwiches & snacks.
OPEN: 6.30am - 2pm weekdays. Closed weekends and public holidays.
The Emergency Entry Coffee Caravan offers cold drinks, Merlo coffee, and a small selection of sandwiches & snacks.
OPEN: 7:30am - 12pm weekdays. Closed weekends and public holidays.
The Main Café is located inside the Caboolture Hospital, offering customers a selection of offering hot meals, sandwich bar, freshly made sushi, soup and salads, cold drinks, baked sweets, Merlo coffee and a retail section with convenience foods, gifts, magazines and essential items.
OPEN: 7am - 4:30pm weekdays; 9am - 2pm weekends.
The Coffee Caravan offers cold drinks, Merlo coffee, and a small selection of sandwiches & snacks.
OPEN: 7am - 11am. Closed weekends and public holidays
The Cafe for The Common Good at Kedron Emergency Services Complex offers customers a selection of hot meals, sandwiches, cold drinks and Merlo coffee.
OPEN: 6:30am - 3pm weekdays.
The Café for The Common Good at Queensland Police Headquarters offers a selection of hot meals, sandwiches, cold drinks and Merlo coffee.
OPEN: 6:30am - 3pm weekdays.
Would you like your catering order to also help a worthy cause? Well it can!
Catering for The Common Good is part of our social enterprise businesses, with every catering order helping support crucial life-saving medical research.
Our catering menu reflects our passion for good health, offering a great range of choices to meet your catering needs.
Choose from a wide variety of breakfast, morning/afternoon tea and lunch options, with a large range of platter selections also available to order. Cold and hot beverages are also available.
Looking for something not on the menu? Contact our Catering team today to discuss your specific needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We welcome feedback, questions about our social enterprise businesses, or to improve your experience.