Ways and Means is an inconspicuous café at the top end of Little Lonsdale Street. Unlike other cafes in this part of the city, Ways and Means is a social enterprise run by the Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS), which offers vulnerable youths the opportunity to attain not only work skills, but also a sense of belonging. Profits are put back into YSAS, to fund the vital services for at risk youths.
It a sustainable café that fosters social awareness, and its making a difference in the lives of young people.
The menu features some familiar favourites, like Smashed Avo with Dukkah, House baked eggs, and Welsh Rarebits. They also serve a selection of jaffles, with fillings such as Boston baked beans, Swiss cheese, chilli con carne, and Branston pickles.
Coffee is from Espresso Syndicate, and their house blend is composed of beans from Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia, Nicaraguan, and Guatemala. My long black was balanced, with both fruit sweetness, and smooth chocolate tones.
Ways and Means cafe.
18 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000