We would love all community focused social and hospitality venues across Australia to designate a Chatty Table. Venues include neighbourhood houses, community centres, libraries, cafes, restaurants, pubs, wine bars, aged care residences, hospital cafeterias and schools.
Add your venue to take part in the Chatty Cafe movement for just $40 AUD (inc. GST) per year.
Benefits to venues joining the scheme include:
After registering to join the scheme, the venue will receive a very lovingly put together pack which contains:
Having your venue on the Chatty Cafe website means that more customers will find out about you and it shows you care about strengthening community connections. You will instantly become part of a national scheme to reduce loneliness and social isolation and get people chatting!
As the venue owner, you choose which table to provide and what time it is available for customers to connect and have a chat.
It could be as little as an hour a week on a chosen day or even all day every day! Venues are encouraged to set up “Have a Chat” table with our Chatty Café placing a table sign on it provided in our promotional material during your chosen day and time, in an easy to locate welcoming location in the venue.
Using our other promotional material you can place the window stickers and posters on your venue window/s to assist customers be informed when they might want to come and join others to have a chat!
If your question is not answered here just contact us and we’ll be more than happy to provide some personal help.
Chatting is such a simple concept but so important for mental and physical health. Loneliness can seriously impact a person’s sense of wellbeing and cause a range of disorders including anxiety and depression.
It’s easy to become a Chatty Café host just by adding your venue to our website for a small fee. Once registered we will post you a promotional pack and send other electronic information with everything you need to set up and maintain your Chatty Table. Click here to register
We encourage you to promote your Chatty Table with your existing customers and display the promotional materials included in your pack. This approach often generates a positive, word of mouth style promotion within your community.
You should also post about your Chatty Table on your social media channels, to raise awareness of the day(s) and time(s) your Chatty Table is available. When you do post on social media, be sure to tag Chatty Café Australia (see links below) and use the hashtag #ChattyCafeAUS.
Venues are also listed on our website and advertised on our social media and promotional materials. This provides great publicity for each venue. Local papers, radio stations and councils are often keen to promote Chatty venues – so it is worthwhile approaching them to see if they’d be interested in showcasing your Chatty Table.