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The Front Room


Opening Hours: 

The Front Room Cafe is currently closed for a revamp.


Serving teas, Switch coffee, homestyle baking and light lunches. Every dollar you spend in the Front Room goes to support the work of the community centre. 

We Are Hiring!

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents’ Association (MPMCCRA) has been part of the Mt Pleasant Community for 70 years. Originally established at the same time as the Community Centre was built, our role is a wide one. This is essentially to ensure the social, cultural and recreational needs of our community are fulfilled.



Mt Pleasant is a community that is welcoming, responsive and dynamic.



Our mission is to nurture community life and vitality.


Our Values:

  • Connectedness – we work to connect residents with each other, and with what is happening in the neighbourhood.

  • Active participation – we welcome and encourage all residents’ participation in the planning and implementation of programmes and projects.

  • Responsive leadership – we take action on issues that affect our community.

  • Community–led – we actively seek residents’ ideas about what is important.

  • Preparedness – we plan so that our community is ready to respond in a disaster, to help each other and to be able to assist other neighbourhoods.

  • Stewardship – we manage and maintain the resources we have for the future benefit of our neighbourhood and the wider community.

  • Aroha – we care about the well-being of everyone in our neighbourhood


We are seeking a self-motivated person(s) with excellent barista skills and baking skills to operate our community café on a contract basis. This is a unique opportunity to work in and alongside this community setting while also establishing your own business.


Features include:

•Ready to operate, fully fitted out, no capital investment

•Established clientele from local community as well as centre-based classes and activities

•Catering contract

•Growth potential


Skills needed:

•Excellent barista skills

•Baking/cooking skills

•Excellent communication skills

•Ability to promote the community Centre’s values through cooperation and collaboration




References will be required.


If you are interested, please contact Jackie Ward at

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