The Lime Box Cafe is your community cafe destination.

Redesigned and reopened in January 2021. Our friendly youth trainee team serve gourmet roasted coffee, specialty tea, cakes, slices, salads, pies and more. Our boutique providore offers a small selection of corporate gifts and specialty local produce.

Table service, take away and catering.

Ask about our tasty and nutritious Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan options.

View or download the cafe MENU (here)

We fulfill several community missions which include youth workplace traineeships, community food rescue and local farmer support. Scroll down to learn more.
Youth to Youth Kitchen

Our youth team works and trains diligently, so that you can enjoy a relaxing and tasty local cafe experience.

We employ 15 youth apprentices and trainees from our community.

(Pictured: Sous Chef James Collard 21yo)

Flavour Innovation

We want our customers to enjoy a "Tastebud Holiday".

We serve simple and delicious food made from premium and local farm ingredients, while keeping our prices as low as possible.

Try some of our seasonal innovations.

Health & Nutrition

We do our best to offer tasty and innovative DAIRY FREE, GLUTEN FREE and VEGAN options.

We promote health, nutrition and wellbeing for all our customers, young and old.

Community Mission

We are driven by our community purpose to train local young people.

We engage our local community in Pakenham and Cardinia Shire, with excellent service, quality food and community spirit.

Coffee, Cakes, Catering, Community

View or download the cafe MENU (here)
Coffee & Drinks

Our premium crafted coffee is a hit with serious coffee lovers. cafe.

We offer Amond, Soy, Oat, Lactose Free and non-dairy milk options.

We also serve hot chocolate, specialty teas, healthy fruit smoothies and milkshakes as well.

Breakfast & Lunch

For breakky add a bacon & egg roll to your morning coffee, toastie or a yogurt parfait.

Lunch options change daily and include pies, pizza, chicken wings, chicken wraps, toasties and toasted Foccacias.

Cakes & Bakery

Each morning you will smell our delicious freshly baked croissants, gourmet gluten free muffins and other sweets and desserts.

Drop in for a crafted coffee with one of our culinary creations.

Catering & Events

Think of us when you are planning your next corporate, school, group or party event.

We support corporate meeting spaces in the Toomah Centre (to 150 people).

Catering Menu
Catering Order Form

About The Lime Box Cafe & Food Hub

The Lime Box Cafe is an innovative community food-centred initiative of Hopeworks Community Solutions developed in partnership with Cardinia Shire Council and the Cardinia Community Food Hub.

The Lime Box Cafe is a purpose-built business dedicated to youth training and youth employment opportunities in Food and Catering, while serving the needs of our local community.

About the Cardinia Community Food Hub

Cardinia Community Food Hub is a regional initiative made possible by the Cardinia Shire, the Cardinia Food Circles Project, led by Sustain: The Australian Food Network, with kickstart funding thanks to the Victorian Government, and in partnership with Hopeworks Community Solutions.

We promote healthy and ethical consumption of seasonal fruits and vegetables that are sourced from sustainable, small to medium-scale organic farmers in and around our local Cardinia Shire. We are growing a healthy, delicious, sustainable, and fair local food system, to create a vibrant and flourishing local food community.

You can subscribe to a locally harvested, delicious, fresh box of vegetables at the website, or learn more at

About Hopeworks Community Solutions

Hopeworks is a women-led social enterprise delivering food, catering and logistics traineeships and employability skills to local young people around the campuses where Hopeworks operates.

In 2015 Hopeworks opened it's first facility in Racecourse Road in Pakenham.

Since then, the Hopeworks team and youth trainees have delivered over 450 trainee graduates, donated more than 60,000 meals to local charities and rescued more than 18,000kgs of clothing to those in need.

Today Hopeworks operates in five(5) Victorian locations employing over 100 trainees and staff in Pakenham (3 locations), Moe and Wonthaggi.

For more information go to

Community Partnerships

The youth training, cafe and food hub projects are not possible without the the generosity and support of the following community partners organisations:

Hopeworks Community Solutions; Cardinia Shire; Sustain Australia; The Blessed Collective; Adventist; Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); Salvation Army; SecondBite; Nandos; Aldi; Windermere; Pakenham Racing Club; The Office Club; The Cardinia Club

Would you or your organisation like to be a Community Partner ?

Location (next to Cardinia Road Station)

Contact Us
Parties, Bookings, Catering,
Community Meals, Deliveries,
Cardinia Food Hub, Training

The Lime Box Cafe & Food Hub

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 7am to 2pm
Saturday 9am to 2pm
Sunday closed.

Address: 18 Golden Green Street, Pakenham VIC 3810
(next to Cardinia Road Station)

Cafe & Deliveries: martinspratt AT (Duty Manager)
0466 839944

Catering & Training: cherspratt AT (Director)
0428 335555

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Respect & Reconciliation.

The Lime Box Cafe & Food Hub is part of the Cardinia Shire, and we respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the Bunurong and Wurundjeri people.


COVID Update.

For the safety and comfort of our patrons and staff, The Lime Box Cafe & Food Hub operations, food preparation and service conforms to an authorised CovidSAFE Plan, which is regularly reviewed. Our Victorian State Government SERVICE VICTORIA app COVID Check-In location code is 36F FHQ. During COVID LOCKDOWNS our hours may vary, may only be open for takeaway only, or we may be temporarily closed. Call for details.


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