Big Love Cafe

Lama Yeshe's Big Love Cafe

We are Closed.

Due to the current coronavirus situation, Chenrezig Institute is now temporarily closed to the public.

We are currently focusing on protecting our community of Sangha, Residents and Volunteers at this time, and we are following the Government’s advice closely.

We are planning and setting up online teaching and meditation options and these will be made available as soon as possible. This will allow the Dharma community of Chenrezig Institute to continue and flourish. We aim to keep people connected, even if meeting in person is not an option.

Please follow us on Facebook for updated information as it comes. 

Advice given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and resources can be found on the FPMT webpage.

Geshe Tsultrim, at this time, reminds us of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice of reciting the Tara Mantra and encourages us to recite 100 malas a day!

The Big Love Cafe could not have asked for a more auspicious start with Lama Yeshe himself cooking for students when the centre first started. Our café provides wholesome vegetarian food in a relaxed and comfortable environment to connect with other people at the centre. Enjoy a hearty meal, some tea, coffee or a slice of delicious cake. The tradition of providing delicious food in a mindful and loving manner is still continuing and we look forward to sharing a meal with you at the café. All our food is vegetarian. A vegan, gluten or dairy free option is available - for lunch only (please book).

Opening Hours:

 Monday - Wednesday - Closed
Thursday to Sunday - 7:00 am – 6:30 pm 

Booking details:

Please book for Lunch or Supper by 10 am on the day here online or call our lovely reception team to book on 07 5453 2108. When you arrive you can collect your meal tickets from reception or bring along your online receipt. Payment for meals can also be made in the cafe. For payment online: Please be aware you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. Just select the PayPal option and use the guest checkout to enter your credit card details to pay. 

Breakfast 7 - 8 am $8.00
Lunch 12 - 1 pm $14.50
Supper 5:30-6:30 pm $8.00
Kids' meals 50% off
Take Away meals 50% off

Big Love Cafe circa 1975

From little things big things grow, humble beginnings at the Big Love Cafe. Image courtesy of Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.