The Peppertree Cafe is a humanity project managed by Bankstown’s Multicultural Youth Service. This organisation were well deserving winners at the recent Fair Go For the West Awards for their achievements in employment. When we heard about their mission and success we decided to book a table for dinner at the cafe for their monthly performance night. We wanted to experience and contribute to this important social enterprise within the Bankstown community.

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We attended performance night as a family. On entering the cafe we found the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We were shown to our table and then provided with the after hours menu for that night. The menu included cafe classics like burgers, chicken schnitzel and wedges. I chose chicken schnitzel. A generous portion arrived with salad and chips on the side.

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While we and relaxed and enjoyed our meals the cafe staff introduced a line up of several talented musical artists. They provided the crowd with quality entertainment at no extra cost. In fact this evening of food and entertainment was extremely good value. I paid under 75 dollars for five plates of food and a soft drink each. Bargain!

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It’s a satisfying feeling when the simple pleasure of enjoying a meal or coffee increases the chance of a young person receiving a life changing employment opportunity. All profits from the cafe are reinvested  in training programs to improve employment prospects for disadvantaged youth in south western Sydney. The cafe supports their trainees through mentorship, hospitality courses and work experience.

Performance night occurs on the fourth friday of each month. On this a special night the cafe hosts an enjoyable evening of food and live music. This is a valuable opportunity for local artists to gain experience and exposure.

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The Peppertree Cafe is open Monday to Friday serving cafe style meals, great coffee, milkshakes and cakes.  Their current opening hours are 7am-3pm except on Fridays when they are open until 7pm (9pm on performence night). They are located at 63 The Mall Bankstown underneath Hoyts Cinemas.

The cafe is available as a venue for functions and offers extensive catering options at fair prices. Check their webpage for further details including current menus.