Two Good Co, the social enterprise dedicated to supporting vulnerable women by providing pathways out of crisis, has opened its first cafe and convenience store in the Yirranma Place philanthropic center. Two Good Co was first launched in 2015 as a soup kitchen in Kings Cross, before expanding into selling soup products, salads and toiletries to raise money for its good work.
Created in partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation, the venue is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, serving breakfast and lunch with a strong focus on local artisans and ethical businesses. Brands you’ll find in the store include The Bread & Butter Project, Kua Coffee, Mood and T Totaler teas, Blak Cede and Gelato Messina.
The cafe will help fund Two Good Co’s programs while employing vulnerable women in front-of-house, kitchen and janitorial roles.
“Training, empowering and employing vulnerable women is why we do what we do,” said Two Good co-founder Rob Caslick. “We see our partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation as a stepping stone to introduce this model to other organizations who want their office catering and coffee service to make a real difference.”
Besides the standard breakfast and lunch menus, a special monthly menu prepared by culinary friends of Two Good Co is also promised. The organization has worked with the likes of Kylie Kwong, Maggie Beer, Peter Gilmore and Matt Moran in the past, and is kicking things off with a July menu curated by chef and Three Blue Ducks co-owner Darren Robertson. Robertson’s menu includes cauliflower cheese toast, his famous chocolate chip cookies and a salad of Italian sausage, pears, lentils and watercress.
Expect monthly menus from Belinda Jeffery in August, followed by Matt Moran in September. The organization has also expanded its catering service for those wishing to host a reception while supporting a good cause. The service now offers a variety of options from grazing breakfasts and boxes to cocktail canapes and large-scale event catering.
Two Good Co Cafe is located at 262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst. It is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.