The Red Gum Café is a social enterprise run as part of Manningham Uniting Church and Community Centre.
A living, breathing space that fosters with the community
A place with meaningful conversations, solace, and connection.
A place for people to contemplate and imagine.
We offer opportunities for training and volunteering. And we do our best to operate in ways that feed our local community, and walk lightly on the earth. We acknowledge that we offer hospitality on land which was not ceded by First Peoples, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their elders past and present, and will seek ways of walking towards reconciliation.
Lisa Chen – Redgum Cafe Manager
Lisa graduated with a business bachelor’s degree from RMIT. She has extensive work experience in the hospitality industry. Especially experience on catering for functions and events in the multiple corporate sites in the past year.
Lisa is passionate about her work, Because she love’s what she does. Lisa’s a people person and loves to meet new people and learn about their lives and their background.
Also, Lisa is a barista. Her purpose is to make her customers’ day that little bit better. To do something good for her customers is a wonderful feeling. It motivates her to become the best barista that she can be. And the magical thing is that when you inspire other people, they also inspire you.
Coffee is more than her job – it’s her identity. She wakes up in the morning excited to start working towards her purpose. Experience coffee adventures and share her passion with others.