The Village Cafe

The Village Cafe

What is Village Café?

Village Café is a free, open air pop-up for people to come together, connect with each other and local services, and focus on their wellbeing.

Come along and grab a free barista-made coffee in the pop-up café. We look forward to meeting you, having a cuppa and a yarn!

When and where is it on?

The Village Café currently pops-up in Kingswood and North St Marys.

Kingswood

The Village Café Kingswood is held every second Thursday at Wainwright Park from 9.30 - 11.30am. Find out when the next pop-up café is happening on the Village Cafe Kingswood event webpage

North St Marys

The Village Café North St Marys is held once a month on Thursdays, at Wattle Ave Reserve, North St Marys from 9 – 11.30am. Find out when the next pop-up café is happening on the Village Café St Marys event webpage.

Who can come?

Village Café is a space for people to come together with their neighbours and community.

Kingswood

All Kingswood residents are welcome and warmly encouraged to attend. We’d love to see you there! You can share ideas, and tell us what support services you would find helpful at Village Café.

If you’re not sure how to get there, a community bus is available to pick up residents in Kingswood. To make a booking, please contact Penrith City Council Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator Lila Kennelly on 4732 8141 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

North St Marys

The North St Marys Village Cafe is for people living in North St Marys who want to connect socially and stay well. You can get free health advice, grab some free fruit and veg, and enjoy a cuppa while socialising with your community.

Who is involved in Village Café?

Village Café is an initiative proudly delivered by Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal team in partnership with local services and organisations to promote wellbeing and community connection.

Kingswood

Wentworth Healthcare Nepean Blue Mountain Primary Health Network
Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) programme, which is dedicated to supporting the right health services for our local community.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is responsible for providing community health and hospital care for people living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region.

Uniting Ability Links
Ability Links NSW supports people with a disability, their families and carers to live the life they want, as valued members of their community. Ability Links staff, also known as Linkers, work closely with you to support you to fulfil your goals, hopes and dreams.

Penrith Women’s Health Centre
Penrith Women's Health Centre is a non-government, not for profit, and predominantly NSW Health funded organisation that aims to provide health services that address all aspects of women's lives and enhance one's existing strengths and skills.

SydWest Multicultural Services
SydWest Multicultural Services is a leading organisation for all cultural diversity issues responding to community needs and opportunities.

LikeMind
LikeMind is a free and confidential service for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers. We work together, and with you, to address your mental health needs and link you with the services you need.

Westcare
WestCare has been serving Penrith since 1977. Key activities include the Emergency Relief Service in Henry Street which provides food and grocery items, referral information and utility bills assistance for qualifying clients. The Bringelly Road Kingswood Op Shop offers local residents low cost recycled clothing and household items. Other programs include domestic violence support, school wellbeing workers and the Penrith City CareKits program.

North St Marys

Wentworth Healthcare Nepean Blue Mountain Primary Health Network
Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) programme, which is dedicated to supporting the right health services for our local community.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is responsible for providing community health and hospital care for people living in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region.

Uniting Ability Links
Ability Links NSW supports people with a disability, their families and carers to live the life they want, as valued members of their community. Ability Links staff, also known as Linkers, work closely with you to support you to fulfil your goals, hopes and dreams.

Uniting Home and Community Care
Home and Community Care know it’s important to retain our independence as we age so we help you stay independent in your own home. The Australian Government supports older Australians who want to stay in their home, by funding your in-home care services. This is called the Home Care Packages program, and Uniting is one of the organisations that provides these in-home services. Sit down and chat with us about what’s important in your life, not just your health and wellbeing, but your lifestyle, the activities you like to do, and the ones you’d like to start.

LikeMind
LikeMind is a free and confidential service for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers. We work together, and with you, to address your mental health needs and link you with the services you need.

Community Junction
Community Junction is not for profit organisation based in North St Marys.  The team works with members of the community, service providers and community organisations to provide information, resources and referrals to empower communities. Community Junction Inc. develops programs in response to local interests and needs for residents living and working in Colyton, Erskine Park, North St Marys, St Clair, Werrington and surrounding areas.

How do I find out more?

For more information on the Village Café, contact Penrith City Council Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator Lila Kennelly on 4732 8141 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What people are saying about this project

Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM is very proud of this project:

“This fantastic project is much more than a pop up café – it’s a friendly and safe space for people living in Kingswood to meet up, have a chat over a cuppa, meet their neighours as well as find out more about local services,” Cr Fowler said.

“Kingswood is home to a diverse mix of residents, including medical professionals working at Nepean Hospital, students studying at Western Sydney University, as well as long-term residents who have been the bedrock of the greater Penrith community for many generations. This project is a really great opportunity to find out how we can best support this rich and diverse community in Kingswood.

“We want to find out what the community needs, and then work together with local services and the residents themselves to help them build connections and feel safer and stronger as a community,” he said.

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