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Brewing a Second Chance

A Social Enterprise Cafe for Ex-offenders

Ex-drug dealer and former prison officer set up cafe

Plan hatched in Changi Prison. After prison, he took 9 months after numerous slamming of doors and rejection to finally open the cafe in 2017.

This is a place for ex-offenders to restart and gain new skills to live a living.

"In the cell, everyone is just another father, another son. They talked about missing their families and making plans to change for the better. Unfortunately, when people are released, that is a different situation altogether."

From a humble beginning in 2017 in Tanjong Pagar, TCE has grown from a humble cafe to a roastery cafe. We serve single origin coffee that is roasted in-house by our ex-offender beneficiaries as well as healthy cafe food prepared by our beneficiaries. 

TCE has grown and she is still growing, most importantly she is walking and growing together with our beneficiaries everyday.

Our Vision

To create a community with a movement to help genuine over-comers to start a new life by providing them a positive and conducive environment to work and restart.

Our Mission

To provide a means for our beneficiaries to earn a living and to create a sustainable business, by serving fresher, better quality products to our customers.


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