Voted the best café in Hammersmith, Kettle & Crust is a social-impact business that trains and equips long-term unemployed people for a career in the catering industry.
It has been running since April this year, and the official launch takes place on Thursday September 17.
The café, in conjunction with the Resco Programme, provides around 30 work experience and training opportunities each year for those who are wanting to develop a career in the catering and hospitality industry.
Taking referrals from JobCentre Plus, probation services, mental health trusts, housing associations and charities, participants work alongside experienced catering professionals.
The programme offers barista, customer service, food hygiene and product training and gives people experience as a chef, kitchen porter and in front of house work.
CEO of Resco, Max Manners, said: "Our ethos is dismantling poverty through business. Business has a positive social impact within communities.
"I have worked with homeless people in the past; people would find housing but still go to drop-in services. A major barrier is employment.
"Most people we work with have been unemployed for more than five years. We work with people who have had a history of addiction, homelessness. Most employers think it's a risky thing to take on.
"Resco runs the programme to give opportunities, break down barriers and build up CV's. We run the café to a high professional standard. There is no compromise on quality, on level of service, we have excellent food."
Kettle & Crust, run by Resco, is a 16-week-long programme, in which participants will work three days a week, as well as getting CV training and interview practice, and once-a-week mentoring.
There are two or three employed staff in the café, including a head chef, and participants on the programme rotate duties for the first eight weeks, before settling in a particular duty, such as waiting or kitchen staff.
Manners said: "It's like a de-risking programme for employers."
Kettle & Crust say 65% of graduates on Resco programmes are employed within 12 months of completing the training courses.
It offers customers sandwiches, lunch and brunch, all made with seasonal produce. Click here for a full menu.
Manners said: "We're busiest at lunchtime, but it's a peaceful environment... We're by the only bit of grass in Hammersmith!"
The café also operates a 'Pay It Forward' system, in which people can pay for a coffee, leave a message on the Pay It Forward board, and someone in need can redeem the coffee or food item for free.
Manners said: "There are people in the café from all walks of life. Our philosophy is for fantastic food, excellent service, high social impact on the local community. It's accessible to everyone."