Located on the rooftop of Pier 8, Café 8 is a unique collaboration between the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and The Nesbitt Centre and creates a progressive environment for members of our society with learning disabilities. This social enterprise not only to provides employment opportunities to those with special needs, but enables them to integrate with the local community, interact with people from all walks of life, and expand their work and life experiences – all of which are essential for their future development.
Come and visit one of Hong Kong's hidden gems. Enjoy free Wifi, friendly service, lunch, coffee or tea and meet fellow patrons in a light, bright, convenient location. Wine and beer also served.
Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (with effective from 28/03/2020)
*Cafe 8 will remain open but with limited seating, arranged at safe distances and with a range of preventive health measures in place, including temperature checks and
The Nesbitt Centre
Established in 1993, The Nesbitt Centre is a non-profit organisation which provides an educational programme for adults with learning disabilities, together with a respite and residential facility. The mission of The Nesbitt Centre is to help their students achieve independence, maximise their own potential and capabilities through diversified learning opportunities and work placements, and broaden their interaction with the community, while in a supportive and nurturing environment.
All of the employees with learning disabilities working in Café 8 have been recruited from The Nesbitt Centre and other NGOs/organisations in Hong Kong. Employees have undergone months of coffee training, as well as instruction in health and safety standards. They are supported and supervised by job coaches and receive on-going training and guidance.
At Café 8, employees:
- Learn and develop important skills needed for the workplace;
- Be exposed to, and learn about the various tasks within the food and beverage industry;
- Be encouraged to build their confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment;
- Develop their social skills through interaction with the local community and visitors from all over the world;
- Prove their capabilities as a potentially valued employee with possible progression to further employment opportunities; and
- Feel a sense of inclusion in the workplace and a contribution to society.
For more information about Café 8 or The Nesbitt Centre, or if you if you would like to help us with this project in any way, please contact Ms. Kay Rawbone, Operations Director at The Nesbitt Centre +852 2813-4550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.