Good things hap­pen over coffee

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There’s a new coffee shop in town, and it’s do­ing more than just serv­ing crois­sants and sand­wiches.

Si­t­u­ated at 2 Long Street, Cape Town, Brown­ies & down­ieS boasts a staff of waiters con­sist­ing mostly of in­di­vid­u­als with Down’s syn­drome or other spe­cial needs.

The con­cept started in the Nether­lands in an at­tempt to cre­ate em­ploy­ment for peo­ple with spe­cial needs who could not find jobs.

Says its web­site: “Brown­ies & down­ieS

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

SERV­ING FRIEND­SHIP Most of the staff have in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties

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