The large, multi-functional cafe is an open and friendly space where young people are welcome to join in regular activities.
Due to the Australian Government’s restrictions introduced to minimise the impact of COVID-19, our Retro Lane Cafe will be closed until further notice from 12pm Wednesday 25 March, 2020.Find out more
Providing front row views to QEII Square, this fresh and eclectic space offers great food at affordable prices, café and lounge seating, workshop spaces for hire, a chill-out space with access to great technology and library collections and a wide range of programs for young people.
Retro Lane Cafe supports social enterprise activities, sourcing environmental and ethical Vegware packaging that is vegetable based and compostable, with a strong focus on separating waste and recycling. The cafe is also aligned with Love Food Hate Waste and the Trim Bin Program.
The cafe aims to make a social difference to young people. This includes programs such as regular Friday night gigs, school holiday and after school programs, homework and study assistance, arts and performance workshops, resume writing, job seeking skills and much more.
Our drop-in approach is an integral component of the cafe, a safe space where young people can meet, access information and technology, read or borrow materials and simply hang-out.
Under 25, you will be eligible to receive a discount with your Youth Connect Card! Just show it when ordering.
To ensure all young people are connected, empowered, engaged and included, we provide, promote and support activities, services, events and opportunities.