Every month we share one of our members' local businesses to help share the love of the community.
This week we feature: GROUNDED AT ECHO (Our favourite coffee shop!)
Grounded at Echo is a café created in 2014 to be a space in the Moot where people could relax, chat, eat down-to-earth food, and drink great coffee, and feel at home. Since then it has grown to become something much more special. Through Grounded at Echo we have made some incredible friends, been able to collaborate with various artists and business people, and together with everyone dream about what else could be. We hope that you’ll enjoy your experience in our café as much as we have enjoyed the journey that has brought us here.
They are a socially responsible business in partnership with ECHO Youth Development (NPO) situated in the humble neighbourhood of The Moot in the city of Tshwane. They started out as a community café in 2014, but have since expanded to include a coworking space, catering services, and most importantly a whole community of people who believe in a better way of doing business and life.
Product integrity and business transparency is at the very heart of their business. It is their vision to generate sustainable social profit alongside financial profit through social entrepreneurship and ethical business practices. To this end, they use quality ingredients, charge reasonable markups and pay fair wages. They also actively engage in the community and invest in their team members’ personal and professional development to bring you a product that you can enjoy; knowing that you are engaging in positive change for South Africa and its people.
Here’s a breakdown of how your average purchase at Grounded is being spent: