Our new social enterprise cafe '2nd Avenue' opened for business on Tuesday 3 December 2019. Its the latest addition to our social enterprise family bringing a new eatery to Lisburn City Centre.

The cafe is located at the back of Bow Street Mall on Antrim Street and offers an artisan range of coffees, breakfast and lunch.

Speaking about the new initiative, Alderman Allan Ewart, MBE, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Development Committee said: “I am delighted to have been invited to the launch of this exciting new café in the heart of Lisburn, a welcomed addition to the bustling community.

2nd Avenue provides a realistic training platform within a catering setting for people with a learning disability, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia or a learning difficulty.

Stepping Stones NI continues to be at the centre of our local community and we are extremely supportive of this new social enterprise.  It is great to see the council’s investment being actioned so quickly and I would encourage those in the Lisburn Castlereagh area to pay a visit and support this wonderful café.”

Paula Jennings, Chief Officer, Stepping Stones NI said: “We are immensely proud to have opened 2nd Avenue, aptly named by the trainees, following 11 years of success of sister café The Avenue on Wallace Avenue, Lisburn.

2nd Avenue is situated at 54-56 Antrim Street in Lisburn and offers a social space for the local community to meet up and to enjoy high quality, freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options from an extensive menu.

Supporting our social enterprises allows Stepping Stones NI to continue making a real and lasting impact to the lives of our trainees.  By reinvesting all income generated through 2nd Avenue, we can provide opportunities to positively and directly impact upon people with learning disabilities and difficulties, and their families”.

The cafe is open from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturdays.

All enquiries should be directed to 2ndavenuecafe@stepping-stones.org.uk