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Where Every Cup Tells a Story of Diversity and Empowerment

Waaia Cafe Where Every Cup Tells A Story Of Diversity And Empowerment

Nestled in the heart of Dural lies the Waaia Café, pronounced Way-eye derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘crow’’, every cup of coffee comes with warmth and a smile. What sets this café apart isn’t just its awardwinning scones and aromatic brews; it’s the heartwarming story behind its existence.

Waaia Café operates out of the leafy grounds of the Warrah Society, a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities. Open every Friday from 10am to 12noon, the café is run by some of Warrah’s Social and Community program participants and their dedicated support workers.

Tania, one of the café team gets a head start on Thursday mornings to craft each batch of scones with meticulous care, ensuring every bite is a delight. Her scones clinched the top spot in the 2023 Hawkesbury Show. Tania uses her daily living skills at the Waaia Café and finds joy and purpose in her role.

Waaia Cafe 2 Where Every Cup Tells A Story Of Diversity And EmpowermentOn Fridays, Sam, another integral team member, extends a warm welcome to café patrons, his infectious smile brightening the atmosphere.

Alida Pruys, Executive Manager Community Services said that the vision behind the café was to create a space where the local community can come together to connect with and support the Warrah community. On a beautiful bushland campus, the Waaia guests enjoy the surroundings while donating to a worthy cause.

The café also offers a training ground for people with disabilities to gain hands-on experiences in baking, customer service, money handling, cleaning, and food safety. Every purchase contributes directly to Warrah’s programs and services, making a tangible impact on the lives of the people we support.

Tania, Sam, and the entire team extend to you a warm welcome. Join them at the Waaia Café, Harris Road, Dural every Friday and be a part of something truly special. This cafe does not charge you; they rely on donations and your generosity. For more information visit

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