Emilio’s Cafe may seem like an ordinary cafe from the outside, but dig just a little deeper and you will find that Gary Bryant, the owner of Emilio’s Cafe is a true supporter of the local community.
Since the cafe’s inception in February of 2009, Gary has been employing staff from the local community. But he doesn’t stop at just basic employment of counter staff. He also trains these staff in hospitality.
Over the years Gary has helped over 20 people gain a certificate 3 in Hospitality, not only that, but the majority were special needs people. He has helped another 3 people gain their certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery, 2 of those people were special needs and all have gone on to main stream work.
I enjoy my job, although very challenging at times. We never stop learning and most days meet new challenges. It’s a lot of hard work but rewarding when you stop and think about it.
I’m proud of the change in these people. The growth, the excitement of knowing you’ve made a difference.
While we were there taking photos, Gary unexpectedly had everyone in the cafe sing happy birthday for one of the customers. It’s the little things like this which make a person’s day.
It’s small businesses like this, helping the community, that make Kallangur the fantastic place it is.
Emilio’s Cafe is located at the back entrance (Car park side) of The Family Practice Medical Centre, (on the corner of School Rd & Anzac Ave, Kallangur). From here they serve up some of the best coffee and food in the area.
They may open at 6:30am, but never fear if you’re not a morning person. You can still get breakfast right up till closing time at 2pm with their all day $10 breakfast.
At Emilio’s you can catch up with friends or work colleagues for a reasonably priced and delicious morning tea or lunch. They also have gluten free options, can create fantastic take away meals and do catering upon request.
If you haven’t met Gary the quirky owner yet, be sure to pop in and say “Hi”.
Business Name: Emilio’s Cafe
Located: at the Car Park side of The Family Practice Medical Centre building, on the corner of Anzac Ave and School Rd, Kallangur.
Open Hours: 6.30am-2pm