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We are delighted to announce the opening of our new social enterprise – The Garden Cafe at the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick.

Stepping Stones NI are expanding across the south eastern region and we are excited about launching this new social enterprise to make a positive impact on the lives of adults with a learning disability in Downpatrick.

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The cafe is located on the 1st floor of the Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick. All our food is freshly prepared using the freshest local ingredients. The kitchen is run by our experienced chef Patrick Ferris who trains our trainees in food preparation. Front of house is run by experienced hospitality and catering staff who work closely with our trainees to train in food and customer service.

Our trainees and clients are supported by a team of job coaches and employment officers to secure work placements and paid employment as our end goal is to support our clients into employment.

The Garden Cafe offers a full deli sandwich bar with salads and hot food specials. Our cafe boasts a beautiful flower and herb garden with stunning views of the Cathedral and Downpatrick for al fresco dining!

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All profits from the cafe are reinevested to support adults with a learning disability. We look forward to you paying us a visit #buysocial.

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