We believe having a chat can brighten your day

The Chatty Cafe Scheme aims to get people chatting to build and encourage social connections within the local community, and to help reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Keeping Your Community Connected!

What is The Chatty Cafe Scheme?

The Chatty Café Scheme Australia, a registered ACNC charity, encourages all sorts of community-focussed hospitality and social venues across Australia to provide a shared Chatty table which is where customers/participants/residents can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers and “Have a Chat”.

Our Chatty venues are cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs, wine bars, community centres, neighbourhood houses, libraries, Op shops and Aged Care residences. Chatty venues can choose to have a Chatty Volunteer to act as an “ice-breaker”  for their Chatty table and help customers feel very welcome and less isolated or lonely.

We provide all promotional information necessary to set up a Chatty Table and provide social media information of our Chatty venues locations to enable community members to participate.

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How the scheme positively impacts the community

Venues: If you are a community focussed venue this is the opportunity for you to support your local customers to connect socially in your safe and comfortable location for a friendly chat – for a few minutes or longer -whatever suits the customer and the venue! Your chance to make a difference in your community and be acknowledged for it on the Chatty website and on social media.

Customers: Feeling a bit lonely or socially isolated due to your circumstances? Don’t worry -everyone has their  down days! Please come join a Chatty Table in your community – our  “Have a Chat”  table keeps communities connected and brings people together … everyone is invited! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, a carer, person with a disability, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!

Volunteers: Please join us to “make a difference”! If you are a good chatterer and a good listener we need you! If you can volunteer one or two hours a week to help facilitate conversation at a local Chatty venue near you and help our Chatty Customers to brighten their day, and most likely yours too, please join us!

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