Awesome story for new Bourke cafe


CatholicCare Deputy CEO, Kate Gibson and CEO, Anne-Marie Mioche with Social Enterprise Community Engagement Mangager Michael McDowell of CatholicCare Bourke at the COOEE for Coffee Cafe. Photo contributed

Bourke has a new café, filling the gap at the Bourke Wharf Precinct, where Knight’s Delites and Little Birdies operated.

COOEE for Coffee, Bourke’s café and gift shop officially opened its doors last Thursday, promising to share its awesome coffee and awesome stories.

The Café was officially opened with a smoking ceremony conducted by Joseph Dixon, and a speech and blessing by the Catholic Bishop of the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese, Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green.

Bishop Columba said that eating and drinking together were important, because it is at the table that we meet each other – a place we can lift each other up and encourage each other.

He said that through our labour, like those serving at the café, we can bring God’s blessing on ourselves and others.

The Café is operated by CatholicCare and according to CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes CEO, Anne-Marie Mioche, every dollar spent in this café will go straight back into the Bourke community through jobs and addressing local social issues.


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