All Things Equal, an inclusive cafe located in the heart of Balaclava, is about to shake up the kosher cafe landscape.
A registered charity, All Things Equal provides purposeful award-wage employment for people with and without disability in ‘mainstream’ work environments.
With kosher delis, bakeries and restaurants in Balaclava, All Things Equal joins a community of cherished kosher institutions.
From Monday, November 7, All Things Equal will be certified under Kosher Australia and will continue to offer its most loved brunch dishes, just more inclusively.
“We want to meet the needs of the local community, wherever we are,” general manager Bianca Stern explained.
“Being in the heart of Balaclava, going kosher just makes sense.”
Customers can expect a kosher menu that includes French toast, shakshuka and the classic smashed avocado. It will also showcase a DIY brunch bowl for customers to build.
The social enterprise is also set to launch its kosher catering and events packages.
Stern told The AJN, “To be able to bring All Things Equal’s catering to the community is so exciting. We’re incredibly energised to cater for local organisations and businesses who believe in the importance of social procurement.”
This initiative will enhance the employment opportunities for those on the cafe’s waitlist with a staggering 50 people desperate for their first foot in the door.
“We’re so excited that more people can experience the warmth and sense of belonging when entering the cafe, not to mention the delicious food,” board member Mia Gottlieb said.
“We want to see All Things Equal as a space for the community to thrive together,” Gottlieb added.
The cafe is currently closed for kosher conversion and will launch as a kosher cafe on November 7.