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18
Feb
2020
Essendon
Crown Stables Cafe
40 Crown Street
Flemington, VIC 3031
Australia

Crown Street Stables Café – 40 Crown Street, Flemington, 3031

This beautiful heritage building, nestled in Coronet Park, is one of the oldest working stables in the municipality. Built in 1886 as part of a private property, the stables were initially designed to lodge six horses. They have since been reported to have had many uses, including storing produce and accommodating the Light Horse Brigade during World War II.

Traineeship program

The Crown Street Stables café traineeship program is an initiative of Council’s Disability Action Plan which aims to improve employment outcomes for people with disability.

This 12-week program supports local people with a disability to gain valuable on-the-job work experience in a café environment in a safe and respectful environment.

Throughout the program trainees are provided with support to explore their future employment options and prepare for paid employment.

Plans are moving forward to activate this vital community hub for locals, ensuring it remains a hall for hire for community groups and providing employment opportunities at the centre for those with a disability.

The finer details:

  • Barista coffee/tea, fresh sandwiches, hot meals and desserts at affordable prices. 
  • Please order and pay when you arrive
  • EFTPOS is available (no Diners or American Express)

The aim of the café is to keep the local residents connected, in particular older residents and those living in near-by housing estates, and to provide training and employment pathways for people with a disability through a social enterprise model.

Please note: smoking is prohibited within 4 metres of the Crown Street Stables building and within 10 metres of the play equipment in Coronet Park. Coronet Park, including Crown Street Stables, is a designated dry area, meaning no alcohol can be consumed within the park or in the building.



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