STREAT - An enterprise for good.

Every night in Australia over 105,000 people are homeless.
26,000 are young people aged from 12 to 24.  

STREAT is a social enterprise that tackles youth disadvantage and homelessness by providing the life-skills, support networks, work experience and training young people require to kickstart their lives and a career in hospitality. Our five Melbourne based cafescatering and coffee roasting businesses are the main training venues (and income generators) needed to sustain these amazing young people – and to sustain STREAT.

Rebecca Scott, co-founder and CEO of STREAT, believes every mouthful of our food and coffee should bring about the most social change possible. As she says, 'We'll all devour over 80,000 meals in our lifetime and hardly remember any of them. Few, if any, will be life-changing for someone else. That's something we can change together.'

So, why not pay us a visit! Check out our locations and opening times. According to our customers, you'll find our food and coffee and catering is actually delicious!

Or, if you prefer, shop on-line and we will deliver you some more goodies!

Since 2010, STREAT has served over 750,000 customers and provided more than 6,200 days of training and support for youth at risk. More than 238 young people have now participated in a STREAT program, ranging from 1 day to 1 week to over 6 months. Many have graduated and taken on retail or hospitality jobs, apprenticeships or further education. Some have returned to STREAT for further training. Two wonderful 16 year olds from our first class are now fully qualified Chefs in Melbourne!

Every one of those 750,000 customers has directly helped change these young lives – simply by making an informed choice about where they buy their daily food and coffee and catering.

We'd love you to do the same!


Thanks A Million


STREAT: Thanks A Million

Dear Friends of STREAT

It's hard to imagine that five years after pushing that little cart out onto Fed Square that we've served a million customers!
And to give you a sense of what that actually means, we've......

  • Roasted over 45 tonnes of coffee beans
  • Brewed over 1 million coffees
  • Poured 180,000L of milk into these coffees.
  • Cooked 126,552 eggs (that's 24 Eureka Towers of carefully balanced eggs)
    In fact, if we added the eggs and milk together we'd make an omelette the size of the MCG!

But all of this frenetic activity exists for the sole purpose of bringing about change for young people. And this we've also done!
We've now provided over 37,500 hours of training to 321 young people.

Here's what two young men in our current class have just told us:

"I'm more confident and am managing my anxiety better. I've learnt really useful skills in the cafe. Ryan and Ash said it’s like having another employee when I'm there. It’s made me feel capable and I'm proud of myself. I'm not quite ready for employment yet, but I'm definitely closer. Hopefully Part 2 will help get me there.''

"Coming here gives me purpose again."

My sincerest thanks for the role you've played in helping us reach this milestone.
Thanks a million!