Vive Cafe

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Vive Cafe is a mission of Revive Church, Croydon. Vive Cafe developed out of a need to support struggling individuals and families in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. With the space and volunteers to make something happen, Vive Cafe came to be in September of 2008.

Since its inception, Vive Cafe has grown from serving 30 meals a week to between 90-120 meals each Thursday.

Our approach differs greatly from the traditional notion of a soup kitchen. At Vive Cafe guests are greeted at the door by a friendly volunteer and seated at a set table complete with table cloth and tea light candle. Guests can then expect to enjoy a two to three course meal served to them by a team of volunteer waiters. On top of the goal that no guest should go away hungry Vive Cafe also strives to entertain guests with an array of musical entertainment including, live music and DJs playing everyone’s favourite tunes. Volunteers are also on hand to entertain children and others to assist guest in finding clothes from our mini Vive Shop.

Vive Cafe is about much more than providing a meal. At Vive we strive to provide not only a home-cooked meal, but most importantly a listening ear. This listening ear is probably the most valued and essential service we can offer our guests. With many volunteers that come each week, guest are able to build strong and meaningful relationships!

Volunteers at Vive Cafe come from a range of ages and backgrounds. While Vive Cafe is a mission of the Revive Church, our volunteers come from all walks of life.

0421 804 358
17-19 Surrey Road West
Croydon, Victoria, 3136
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