Recently recognised for supporting the community and helping to raise awareness of mental health by local dignitaries, Café Kalina by Luvbite Creations — on Panorama Drive, Springfield — is excelling at helping people needing support during this difficult time.
If you need to talk or know of someone who does, the cafe welcomes you to become a part of their family. You may grab information and pick up the many leaflets dotted around the cafe, courtesy of Beyond Blue.
No questions, no judgement, just friendly faces — and good food and drinks!
Giving Back to the Community
With his history as a Life Coach with Brisbane City Churches in Fortitude Valley some years ago, the owner, Ché, is only too familiar with mental health issues. In the current climate, Ché is keen to give back to the community that has supported him and the cafe during the pandemic by raising the awareness of mental health.
Again, there is no judgement here. In fact, you can help yourself to information without any questions, for yourself or someone you feel may need the information.
The staff are seen wearing the blue wrist bands from Beyond Blue in support and you may also have the fridge magnets with important contact details.
The atmosphere at the Café Kalina is very friendly, relaxed, and set in a beautiful location with a backdrop looking out towards a nature corridor. You can chat with the very friendly members of the cafe who always have the time to converse and make you feel included in the community.
Ché’s customers are so loyal that he has even had a visit from customers at his old establishment travelling all the way from Townsville to Springfield just to catch up and have a cuppa with them!
The Mental Health Awareness project has been hailed a success in supporting many patrons and was initially only going to run for a month (August). However, this has been rolled over to September due to the number of people who have recognized the importance of the scheme and in a bid to help as many people as possible.
About Café Kalina
The cafe itself opened in November 2019 on the new Stockland Development within Springfield situated on Panorama Drive, next door to Panorama Park. It is currently open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week and is fast becoming one of the most popular places to socialize in the area.
With an impressive record of between 250-280 breakfasts served on EACH weekend day, together with approximately 150 lunches per weekend day, the owner Ché and his staff, always has a welcoming smile, time for a chat and cooks up a storm!!
All are welcome, including your pooches, with many treats available on site.