More than 300 people recently came together for the launch of Sozo, an Adventist-owned café and wellness centre in Tweed Heads (NSW).
Attendees were treated to live music from Adventist musician Josh Cunningham and taster plates featuring ideas for the café’s vegetarian/vegan menu.
“We haven’t tried to substitute or mimic meat,” co-owner Alex Mohanu told the Gold Coast Bulletin. “We’re trying to showcase vegetarianism in all its glory.”
Although the business is owned privately, the owners are working in conjunction with local Adventist churches to create a centre of influence for the Tweed Heads community. They are already running free fitness sessions and walking groups and have plans to run wellness programs such as depression recovery in the near future.
“We’re thankful for this opportunity to reach out to the community,” said events coordinator Alisha Christie. “Sozo is a Greek word meaning ‘healing’ and ‘restoration’—and that fits in with what we want this place to be.”