Most finish their countdown on New Year’s eve â€“ but not Maike Steuer, who made it to the January 2 deadline for the opening of a new intercultural cafĂ© in Gohlis, homeLE.
The cafĂ© was nine months in the making, including a switch in location from September, giving her just enough time to move into the newly renovated premises on the corner of Georg-Schumann-StraĂźe and MottelerstraĂźe.
It was an area lacking a ‘niche’ cafĂ©. Maike hopes this will be to her advantage, saying that the interest in her project has been positive towards promoting engagement with the local community in Gohlis.
HomeLE will provide a place to meet, exchange ideas, become inspired, and offer a space for workshops, seminars, concerts, as well as themed brunches â€“ all valuing cultural diversity and within a family friendly layout.
The opening at 2pm was followed by a short speech and a glass of bubbly, before the coffee began to brew, accompanied by Maike’s signature waffles and a birthday cake.Â Over 40 visitors mingled and enjoyed meeting new faces, which stood out to Maike as the major achievement of the day â€“ seeing her hopes become a reality within an hour of opening her doors.
The HomeLE cafĂ© will be open for morning and afternoon tea, as well as for lunch from Tuesday, January 5.Â For more information, visit their website.