Admit it, all of us love food! More than mere sustenance, food offers a respite after a long day when we just want to indulge in some good, delicious food. The prospect of winding down to a nice meal is sometimes the motivation you need to get through the week.
Food is also a common avenue for us as we often bond with our loved ones over a good meal. Now, what if we can extend the purpose of food beyond just a feast for our bellies? Wouldn’t it be better if we could do something good just by eating? Check out these 4 eateries that will make you feel good about indulging!
Nestled in the east, this café's tagline emphasises its mission—Towards an inclusive society.
Inclusive meaning the café extends its employment opportunities to individuals with special needs. It started with the founders’ mission to ensure that their son becomes more independent in future. The café aims to support individuals with special needs achieve a long term paid employment.
This way, people with special needs are able to earn a living and play a crucial role in society. This ensures that they get to contribute back to society meaningfully by being gainfully employed. It is rare to find eateries that hire people with special needs so it is an admirable thing that this café prides itself by training them patiently and integrating them into society.
As you indulge in their list of delicious western and Asian menu, be awed by just how professional the workers are as they meticulously serve your food. Prices are very affordable and they offer lunch sets too for a fulfilling meal.
Address: 168 Changi Rd Fragrance Building #01-01/02/03/04 Singapore, 419730
Nearest MRT Station: Eunos MRT
Opening Hours: 8AM to 9PM (Daily)
Picture Credit: Lina's Cafe Facebook
Here’s a centrally located café that has gotten rave reviews on their delicious desserts and affordable fare! This is a Muslim owned café that aims at creating a safe haven for families with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children to dine in. The café stresses on the importance of providing a safe place for these children to be comfortable in a social setting.
They specialise in amazing Mee Rebus, Halal Bubble Teas, Mee Siam, and Bubur Kampung Set. They also offer western fare like Chicken Katsudon with Fries. Fancy some desserts? Try their mouth-watering Ondeh-Ondeh Cake! How’s that for a complete meal?
Address: 7 Jln Pisang, Singapore 199074
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis/Lavender MRT
Opening Hours: 10AM to 7PM (Monday)
11AM to 8.30PM (Tue-Sat)
Closed on Sundays
Picture Credit: Metta Cafe Facebook
Initiated by Metta Welfare Association, Metta café was established in 2014 to provide employment opportunities for Metta School graduates. They aim at providing vocational, work, and life skills to these people so they can also play an important role in society.
This way, the workers gain self-reliance and build confidence as they take on roles like any working adult in the F&B service industry. They offer vegetarian options as well as non-vegetarian (halal-certified). Think local fare and some “tze char”- style cuisine for you and your family. For a full look on their menu, check out their official website here!
Address: 32 Simei Street 1, Level 1, Metta Building, 529950 (Located in Metta Building)
Nearest MRT Station: Simei MRT
Opening Hours: 7AM to 5PM (Daily, Except Public Holidays)
Picture Credit: Eighteen Chefs Facebook
A home-grown favourite for delicious affordable western food, Eighteen Chefs is often a go-to place for a quick, satisfying meal. This brand is also well-known for their generous student/NSF deals all day everyday.
Why is dining at this place good? Founder Benny believes in the importance of former convicts and at-risk youths to reintegrate back into society.
He believes that through this platform, his employees can contribute to society in valuable ways. So the next time you order their heart attack fried rice, appreciate the efforts done to get this famous brand running!
Address: 13 Outlets in Singapore