169 Cafe


Essential Need's Message

169 Cafe joined our Mission to help provide access to “Clean Water for All by 2030”. This Mission was initiated by the United Nations.

A big thank you to 169 Cafe’s team and customers for joining this extremely important mission on 19 March 2018.

The Certificate of Commitment can be found here.

About 169 Cafe

169 Cafe opened in 2011 and it quickly became known for its easy going and relaxing atmosphere specially for families with little ones. In April of 2017 the owner decided to move on to new adventures and a new owner took over 169 Cafe and slowly started to make some changes to the menu and the over all look and feel of the cafe. Her name is Dee, we are sure if you’ve been to her cafe you’ve seen her with her big warm smile greeting you.

Dee's background and passion has always been hospitality since her move to Australia from Brazil in 1996. From fast-food to restaurants and cafes with a small break in child care, she has always loved working in hospitality. Her main focuses are the simple things, great and consistent coffee, simple and tasty food. However the most important ingredient and what we believe sets her apart from any other owner is her passion for great customer service.

169 Cafe has a fantastic layout with tables near the main window for you to enjoy the summer breeze. If you prefer somewhere a bit more cosy and quiet we have a “dining” area for you to enjoy while you’re reading or doing work while enjoying some great coffee.

For the little ones we have a kids corner outside with toys and games to keep them entertained while you enjoy your brunch. We also have a beautiful courtyard perfect for those summer days.

169 Cafe's Voice

We can't wait to see every person have access to clean water as soon as possible.


Let's end extreme water poverty together.

169 Cafe's Care Network

Supported Projects

Ora Igbomina

Kemi from Ora-Igbomina village carrying out her daily routine of fetching dirty water three times a day, taking her five hours

Project By:


169 Cafe 's Care Network
To give the voiceless a voice in support of ending water poverty - it's free.

Contact Details
  • Information:
  • info@essentialneed.org
  • Support:
  • support@essentialneed.org
  • Phone:
  • +61 2 8006 0200