Come and join us for
a Good Cup


NOW OPEN
within
Adderton: house & heart of mercy

Our Story

Welcome to The Good Cup Café located within Adderton: house & heart of mercy. This café is a collaboration between the Sisters of Mercy and Holy Cross Services. 

“The Good Cup” name is a tribute to Venerable Catherine McAuley’s words in her final moments

“Will you tell the Sisters to get a good cup of tea…when I am gone and to comfort one another.”1

The choice of the Café’s name was deliberate, connecting this space with the spirit of Catherine McAuley and the ethos of the Sisters of Mercy which is to provide warmth and sustenance to those who pass through their doors.  The presence of the Café within Adderton: house & heart of mercy is a symbol of this enduring Mercy hospitality. 

Holy Cross was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889, with a mission to support people with disability and the disadvantaged by providing integrated and inclusive employment opportunities offered according to our core values of dignity, respect, integrity and compassion.

The Good Cup Café is a continuation of this Vision, providing a place where people of all abilities can work together in a safe, inclusive and respectful environment that enables and empowers our team to provide this warm, welcoming and friendly space for you to enjoy.

So, come and join us for a good cup……..

1Letter of Mary Vincent Whitty to Cecilia Marmion in Sullivan, Catherine McAuley and the Tradition of Mercy, p. 243


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Our History

Our History

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Heritage Laundry Wooloowin, 1889 - 2014

As a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, Holy Cross Services is committed to providing an integrated and inclusive work environment that enables people to develop to their full potential while meeting our customers’ needs professionally and efficiently.  Holy Cross Services seeks to provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to fully participate in the community through the provision of meaningful employment opportunities in laundry, cleaning and food services.

Originally established in 1889 as a commercial laundry, Holy Cross Laundry has continued to provide linen and laundry services throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland for 130 years.

In April 2018 Holy Cross Laundry expanded into the provision of Cleaning Services and in March 2019 was renamed to Holy Cross Services to reflect the evolving nature of our service offerings.

In April 2019 the Sisters of Mercy approached Holy Cross Services with the opportunity to manage and operate a café in Adderton: house & heart of mercy and in August 2019 the Holy Cross Food Services division was established.

The Good Cup Café within Adderton: house & heart of mercy is Holy Cross Services' first step into the provision of Food Services and we are excited about being able to expand the range of integrated employment opportunities that we can provide to people of all abilities.

Our Mission

In the Spirit of the Sisters of Mercy

 Holy Cross Services

Provides supported and inclusive employment through the delivery of integrated services.

We are committed to:
Providing employment opportunities to all with a focus on people with a disability and the disadvantaged in the community
Promoting a safe and unique work environment that empowers people to develop to their full potential
Meeting our customer needs, professionally and efficiently
Attaining environmental responsibility and financial sustainability
Forging mutually valued partnerships

Therefore, we promote and practice the values of

Dignity - by recognising and accepting each person

Respect - by treating people equally and fairly

Integrity - by acting justly and working honestly

Compassion - by being friendly and caring


Holy Cross Services is a Mercy Ministry


Adderton House

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The first Good Cup Café is scheduled to open in February 2020 at the historic Adderton House Gallery on Ann Street Brisbane. The café is situated inside a multi-story art gallery. The café operations will encompass breakfast and lunch in a sit-down and take away style. 

The menu has been chosen to meet the expectations of customers coming through the art gallery, visiting Brisbane and encompassing the café values. 

With thanks to the Sisters of Mercy for providing the space, we bring you an experience that will delight.


 

Our Food Philosophy

Our food philosophy is all about life balance and environmental sustainability.

The Good Cup Café aims to provide a variety of healthy, seasonal options that will appeal to all tastes. Our menu has an emphasis on simple, clean and wholesome foods with recipes chosen to allow for year-round access to produce that is fresh and tasty. Our menu caters for a variety of food intolerances ensuring an enjoyable dining experience for all.

All our takeaway packaging is environmentally friendly to ensure an all-round healthy experience.

 

Food Menu

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Early Starters

Coconut Chia Pudding

$11.0

Coconut Chia with Greek yoghurt, mixed berries, nuts and maple syrup

Granola

$10.0

Granola, Greek yoghurt, apple, coconut flakes and maple syrup

Fruit Salad

$8.0

Mixed selection of seasonal fruit with Greek yoghurt

Toast

$5.0

2 slices with butter and a choice of spread
Fresh Panini, Wholemeal, Rasin, Sourdough
Gluten Free (add 50c)

Avocado on Toast

$12.0

Sliced avocado, fresh lemon and dukkah on toasted sourdough

GF Banana Bread

$5.0

Served with butter

Croissant

$5.0

Ham & Cheese Croissant

$8.5

Fresh Paninis and Wraps

$8.0

Made fresh daily and ready to go in our display cabinet

Cakes and Slices

$POA

Please see our display cabinet for today’s selection

Salads

Fresh Salads

$12.0

Please see our display cabinet for today’s selection of healthy salads

Warm it Up

Quiche

$7.0

Pumpkin, spinach, pinenuts and feta cheese

Sausage Roll

$5.5

Quality beef with mixed spices and pepper, hand rolled in puff pastry

Gourmet Beef Pie

$6.5

Slow cooked beef, herbs, diced vegetables, tomato & beef stock

Chicken Pie

$6.5

Slow cooked chicken, leeks & vegetables in a creamy seeded mustard sauce
Add a side salad

$5.0


To Share

Our share platters are made for 2-3 people

Breads and Dips

$18.5

Warm strips of panini served with your choice of two of the following - Hummus, Pesto, olive oil and balsamic vinegar or dukkah

Cheese Platter

$24.5

Cheddar and Brie served with olives, quince paste, apple and water crackers

Something Cold

Smoothies

Lg $7.0

Kids $4.0

Banana maple syrup
Berry
Mango

Iced Drinks

Lg $6.0

Iced Coffee
Iced Chocolate
Iced Mocha

Milkshakes

Lg $6.0

Kids $4.0

Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Caramel

Chilled Drinks

$3.0 - $4.5


From the Bar


Glass

Bottle

Sparkling



See Saw Prosecco
Orange, NSW

$10.0

$40.0


White Wine



Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, NZ

$12.0

$50.0

High Ground Pinot Grigio
Mansfield, VIC

$11.0

$45.0


Rose



Novello Rose (vg)
Adelaide Hills, SA

$10.0

$40.0


Red Wine



Protégé Pinot Noir
Tamar Valley, TAS

$12.0

$48.0

Angas & Bremmer Shiraz
Langhorne Creek, SA

$11.5

$47.0


Beer



Corona


$8.5

Stone & Wood Pacific Ale


$8.5

Cascade Light


$6.5

Hot Drinks



Reg $3.5

Espresso

Macchiato

Piccolo



Reg $4.0

Lg $4.5

Cappuccino

Latte

Flat White

Long Black



Reg $4.0

Lg $4.5

Mocha

Hot Chocolate

Chai Latte

Blended Teas

Babycino

$1.0

Extras

$0.5

Syrups - Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut
Soy Milk
Lactose Free
Almond Milk
Additional Espresso per shot


 

Functions & Events

Watch this space - content coming soon!

 

Get Intouch


The Good Cup Cafe is NOW OPEN within Adderton: house & heart of mercy. Please get in touch with us adderton@thegoodcupcafe.org.au

0428900650


Functions & Events



The Good Cup Café has a small function room available for meetings and can accommodate events of up to 120 people cocktail style and 30 – 40 seated.

Please contact the Café directly to discuss your requirements.

Opening Hours


Monday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Tuesday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Thursday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Friday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Public Holidays: closed

Adderton: house & heart of mercy


Adderton: house & heart of mercy is a unique, values-driven cultural space for the community to explore just and merciful responses to contemporary social issues.


 
 

Holy Cross Services


The Good Cup Cafe is a Division of Holy Cross Services.
Find out more about us, our mission and employment opportunities here!