There’s a new cafe opening up in this rail station building

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There’s a new cafe opening up in this rail station building

For Change Co

A new social enterprise cafe has opened up on right on the 96 line's Stop 130.

With a deck that looks over Albert Park Lake, For Change is the new social enterprise cafe that trains young people so they can escape homelessness. They also serve up Five Senses coffee and plant based food. Located right on the 96 tram line, they’ve signed a three year lease with building owner Yarra Trams.

What you need to know

  • A new cafe has opened up in an old railway station on the 96 tram line
  • It’s been taken over by For Change Co, a social enterprise that trains young people experiencing homelessness
  • It’s the location of local favourite Mart 130, which was damaged in a fire in 2018

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It’s pretty cosy, with seating inside for 12 as well as a deck that overlooks the Albert Park Lake. It used to be the location of a local favourite cafe, MART 130, which sadly burnt down in a fire in 2018.


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For Change Co is a not for profit that was established in 2015. It runs five other social enterprises in Melbourne, including one in The University of Melbourne. They run everything from coffee carts to cafes and even have a creperie. With 90% of their trainees going on to further education or employment, they deliver lasting change to young people who are at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness.

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