Let’s be honest, running an eatery is no easy feat. And it’s especially harder during the pandemic. Well, this newly opened cafe run by youths with special needs will have you floored with amazement as they serve up local eats, snacks and drinks – all prepared by them.
Check Out This Cafe Run By Autistic Youths In Da Men Mall, USJ
An initiative by the Autism Cafe Project (ACP), the cafe aims to provide youths with autism a space and opportunity to be independent and able to earn an income. According to Malay Mail, there are currently seven boys, aged between 18 to 25 years old, working there now. Most operations are run by them, from working in the kitchen to serving the customers. Meanwhile, the founder of ACP, Mohd Adli Yahya, and another volunteer is there to supervise them.
The Autism Cafe Project was established by Mohd Adli Yahya in 2016 after quitting his job as an executive director for the Standard Charted foundation. Being a father to an autistic child, he was worried about his child’s future. Hence, he opened a cafe that could help train special needs youth to have the skills to compete for employment in the work field.
Currently, Autism Cafe Project at Damen Mall, USJ only has a limited menu serving honey glazed chicken rice, curry puff, toast bread and drinks. Subsequently, more food choices will be introduced in the future after the boys familiarise with the current menu. Besides that, they also have catering services that’s actually their main source of income.
Pay Them A Visit Today!
Looking for a place to have lunch? Definitely drop by and give them your support however you can. You can also visit their first outlet in SACC Mall, Shah Alam too!
Autism Cafe Project
Address: LG-12, DaMen Mall, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hour: (DAILY) 11:30AM – 8PM
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