World Food Village Café

Can you imagine our ‘After School Care’ building being transformed into a World Food Village café on the evenings and weekends, where students can get together to chill out, or do homework, over a chai tea, with the mentoring support of older students and members of the community?

Where families can gather together to share good food and good conversations?

Where children can play, music can be performed, poetry read and discussions held?

Where the spaces are specifically designed to encourage sharing and communication amongst all ages?

Thanks to the fabulous Kim Collins, this vision could be a reality - and all YOU have to do to make it happen - IS VOTE (and get everyone you know to vote)!

My vision is to create a monthly ‘World Food Village Café’, using the inspiration from two different concepts: World Café dialogue groups & Lentils as Anything vegan food cafes.

My vision is to apply for funding for ‘Inviting the community in’ to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden space. I envision opening the kitchen garden café once a month to the public to gather the wider community together, and invite different cultures in our community to share their food and family traditions with each other. Funding would be for ‘re-usable’ furniture (such as cable tables and milk crate chairs).

- Kim (Student Wellbeing)


the World Café is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter, offering an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today’s world. Based on the understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business, and organizational life, the World Café is more than a method, a process, or technique – it’s a way of thinking and being together.

Drawing on seven integrated design principles, the World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue.


Are not-for-profit vegan restaurants where guests contribute what they feel their meal and experience is worth, according to their own financial ability.

Lentil as Anything was established in 2000 and continues to support the community everyday by:

Caring for people: Providing a wholesome and nutritious meal where you can help pay for a less fortunate person's meal.

Promoting Multiculturalism: Fostering an environment of inclusion

Reforming Society: Acting on the structures of society to restore justice.

Spreading our core values: Training volunteers to help them find paid work in the future, working with the long-term unemployed and giving a new start to migrants and refugees.

Encouraging: Young people to be active citizens and get involved in community based initiatives

 “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi