Wrocław’s Equality Cafe (Cafe Równik) has received an award from President Duda for its contribution to the common good in the field of work.
Located at Jedności Narodowej 47, Cafe Równik is partly staffed by young people with mental disabilities. It opened in the summer of last year and has received rave reviews online.
The cafe aims to make its disabled staff feel like fully-fledged participants of Wroclaw life by giving them the chance to serve customers and chat with city residents. The project was made possible thanks to a grant of 74,000zł, plus public donations and income from selling 2nd-hand items.
According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the cafe’s employees are all trained under the supervision of a local gastronomic school in Wrocław. Many of the staff have also undergone internships at other cafes and restaurants.
Besides coffee, Cafe Równik’s customers can expect to find tea, homemade lemonade, freshly squeezed juices, homemade cakes, sandwiches, other snacks and lunch dishes. Vegans and vegetarians are also catered for.