Chris the coffee man marks one year in Wynnum - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


A local Wynnum coffee cart, providing training and job opportunities for young adults with disability, is celebrating a special anniversary this month.

The Blue Tongue Pantry coffee cart is marking one year of operation – and that means one year of providing fulfilling supported employment to bayside NDIS participant, Chris Morris.

Chris completed his barista training at Thorneside’s Blue Tongue Pantry café, through the Blue Tongue Adventure disability support program. When the time came for him to take on a job of his own, each coffee locals purchased at the café helped to fundraise for the coffee cart start-up.

A year on from its opening, the coffee cart now boasts a daily-fresh selection of sweet and savoury temptations, ranging from salmon bagels to gourmet donuts, brownies and loaded cookies.

The adjacent courtyard, in front of the Blue Tongue Collectables homewares store, has also had a revamp to provide an inviting, shady seating area for customers.

Barista and hospitality work are just some of the many training and employment avenues available through Blue Tongue’s parent company, Tea-Cup Cottage. Blue Tongue Adventure also offers day programs including woodwork and art workshops and social activities.

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Pop in and say hi to Chris at the blue and white cart located at 260 Tingal Road, Wynnum.

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