Giving Back



THE GARDENS CLUB – A business with a difference

The Gardens Club is a café, event space and the social heart of the Brisbane CBD. We are a social enterprise established by the Wise Foundation in June 2014. Through this time we have supported numerous local and overseas charities.

Another initiative of the Wise Foundation is Buffed – a network of shoe shine stands that aims to provide business opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment. For more information visit 

Recently Wise Foundation have also partnered with Telstra to start the Wise Barista Program, where we are training people seeking asylum to become baristas. This program provides training and experience and a pathway to enable rapid acceptance into the hospitality industry.

So remember – if you visit for a coffee and breakfast, or book a wedding, birthday party or work function – you will be contributing to growing our community!