For close to a decade, Collins Street Baptist Church has hosted the Verandah Cafe, a place of hospitality on the steps of its historic building. As well as serving great coffee, the Verandah has been a place of welcome to our neighbourhood, those who work in its vicinity and those who visit our city. It's also provided training to young people from around the world entering the hospitality industry of Melbourne.
Sadly, after nine years of continuous service, the Verandah has had to close its doors as we revision our use of the space into the future. Our hope is that very soon we can welcome our neighbours back with a renewed commitment to our presence on Collins Street. What form that will take is still in the planning.
Watch this space!