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Our 5-year lease at our current venue on Whitmore Square has now come to an end. Sharing this site with Vinnies has been a fabulous journey, but we're super excited to now move to our own dedicated venue. Thank you to the incredible support of the COTS community, we are changing up the mix of what we do, to maximise our impact! So we can focus even more on our amazing Soup Kitchen, we will now no longer be operating as a cafe, but we will still be hosting fabulous functions and meetings at our new venue at 2 Chief St, Hindmarsh! In a fabulous location just 5 mins out of town, with plenty of our own parking, and close to tram and bus stops too – we couldn’t be more excited!


At our new, bigger and better Soup Kitchen we are hoping to supply some 100,000 meals over the next 12 months, double our previous year! These will continue to go out directly to our fabulous partner organisations, including Hutt St Centre, Baptist Care, Vinnies and Salvos, as well as a host of shelters and other people in need to help feed people doing it tough out there, including those experiencing homelessness.


We are very excited for this next chapter and look forward to making even more impact in our mission to ensure

"No One Goes Hungry!"

To chat about booking/function options call 0418 666 622 or email

Working together as a community to ensure no-one goes hungry.

Help put food into the mouths of those most in need

Cafe Outside the Square is a 100% profit for purpose community functions/meetings space, providing food, support, and training opportunities for marginalised groups, including those experiencing homelessness. All profits generated service our mission. Our core vision for our humble venue is to be a place that in some way provides hope, support, love and inspiration to our community.

Our core vision for our humble venue is to be a place that provides hope, compassion, love or inspiration to our community, and to help ensure that "No-one Goes Hungry"

Soup Kitchen

Pour it forward by providing some hearty warm and nutritious soups to someone doing it rough right now.

Just $10 pays for three delicious hearty hot cups of soup for people in need



Located at 2 Chief St, Hindmarsh just minutes from the Adelaide CBD, with plenty of on site parking, and close to tram and bus stops too, Cafe Outside The Square is your ideal venue to hire for functions, parties, meetings and events. It's perfect to hire for your workshops, corporate functions, music or theatre performances. The venue is available to hire as a whole for larger private functions, for 250+ people to sit/stand. 

Our new Hindmarsh venue features;

  • Grand hall with a seated capacity of 250+ guests

  • Stage available for speakers/entertainment etc.

  • Full AV facilities available with large screen

  • 50 car parking spaces available on-site

  • Close to public transport – free travel via tram from the Adelaide CBD stopping just a few minutes away!

  • Full fabulous in-house catering service or self-cater for your event paying just venue hire charges

  • Fully licensed/serviced bar including beer, wine, and spirits

  • Awesome friendly service, venue available day and night

  • Just a minimum total spend of $2,500 across venue hire, food and drinks

  • And the best thing of all is that all profits from your function go back into our charity to help us help others! This includes making and distributing thousands of meals each week to those doing it tough right now, including those experiencing homelessness - what’s not to love!?

  • Plus much more – just ask us!

To chat about booking/function options call 0418 666 622 or email


In using our venue for hire for your function, meeting, or event, you are also doing your bit to help people experiencing homelessness and the underprivileged - as all of our profits are poured back into our support and training programs for those less fortunate in the community.

"Whitmore Square cafe changes lives of Adelaide’s homeless"

"As well as serving up top coffee and meals, it's teaching homeless people how to do restaurant and bar work."

7News   23 November 2017


"A new cafe on Whitmore Square is a win-win for hungry customers, as well as Adelaide's homeless"

"Customers who stop in for a $14.90 'square meal of the day' effectively 'pay it forward' with the cost of the lunch providing two meals that night for the homeless"

The Advertiser   30 November 2017