The Project Café CIC is a community café situated in the city centre of Glasgow which provides an inclusive community space with the aim of bringing people together over good food.
The café exists “as a community platform for social exchange” and serves a simple, wholesome vegetarian menu using local suppliers and ingredients.
Project Café uses seasonal, local vegetables and organic produce to promote healthier and more sustainable eating habits, hoping to encourage an awareness of food issues among customers and the wider community.
The café works hard to collaborate with Glasgow-based social enterprises and other local businesses to support the local economy.
Bread is supplied by Freedom Bakery, a CIC based at HMP Low Moss, near Glasgow, which trains inmates in artisan baking with the aim of finding them a related career post-release – this was the first social enterprise in Scotland to be set up in a prison.
Local vegetables are sourced from Locavore, Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Organic World and Roots and Fruits.
Dry goods are brought in from Greencity Wholefoods Cooperative, cheese products come from JR Fine Foods, while tea and coffee are sourced from Papercup and The Wee Tea Co. respectively.
A local makers shop is hosted within the café, as well as an eco-refill shop, an independent poetry bookshop and multiple musical instruments including a piano from Glasgow Piano City.
The space is also used for exhibitions, workshops, classes, book launches, playgroups and an informal meeting space for the community.
Project Café invites proposals from local community groups on an ongoing basis for exhibitions and workshops, with the aim of providing a platform for those who work, live or otherwise connect with the Garnethill area of Glasgow.
For more information, see:
2-1a Fleming House
134 Renfrew Street Glasgow
Tel: 0141 332 9520