A repair cafe is a place where skilled repairers meet non-repairers to teach them skills to fix things. Repair Cafes originated in Europe, and the Bower was the first organisation to bring this concept to Australia. In the past we have encouraged our patrons to bring broken items into our workshops; after assessing the item our experts would offer advice on the best next steps.
In 2020 The Bower has moved its Repair Cafe program to the online space. We now offer online repair consultations via Zoom. Besides the forum, little else has changed; we offer sound and impartial advice.
Bower Reuse & Repair Centres also provides paid repair services. This service allows you to drop your item off and have it repaired by Bower staff for a fee. If you have wood furniture you’d like us to fix, please contact our woodwork team on firstname.lastname@example.org or click through to our Furniture Restoration page.