Surf the internet while you enjoy a cappuccino! Opening hours 9.15am – 3.15pm Monday to Friday, Cafe Connect offers a range of hot and cold drinks. Homemade soups, Sandwiches, toasties and Panini’s with a selection of treats and offer outside catering services for events and celebration. Their business services provide printing, laminating and scanning and are available to do facilities enlarge and repair your old photographs.
The Cafe received funding to purchase a hanging system for local artists to display their work. The artists can share the space or exhibit on their own. This proved to be a very successful venture with the space being booked for two month intervals.
The Cafe Connect project arose out of an identified need within Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, for employment and personal development opportunities for adults with disabilities in an environment integrated into the community. Fraserburgh Community Web, Voluntary organisation which provides work experience and training opportunities for adults with disabilities, found after much research and consultation that opening and internet cafe would be the best way of providing such opportunities.
The Cafe opened in April 2010 and in a very short time its presence within the community has increased in many positive ways. The premises have been adapted to high standard, making them attractive to IT and cafe customers while remaining a suitable working environment with physical, sensory and /or learning disabilities. New training opportunities have been created in catering, IT and customers services for individuals who are disabled and/or disadvantaged.
The cafe maintains www.visitfraserburgh.com which is central to the projects desire to act as a base that benefits Fraserburgh and its community in undertaking physical regeneration, promoting cultural enterprise, tackling economic and social disadvantage, making a commitment to learning and development, and help to ensure that the local area is attractive and vibrant with a positive image and reputation.
The project aspires to act as a “stepping stone” for individuals to enter into open employment in the private and public sectors. At the moment the cafe has around 1 project members who have been referred through Aberdeenshire Council’s Robertson Road Resource Centre or mental health and disability Employment Development Officers. You can also make application to become a project member through Fraserburgh Community Web’s own volunteer process by contacting the cafe directly.