In Summary
  • There’s something distinctly beautiful about empathy, and people who try and make others aware that there are more people that don’t look like them in the world
  • When you walk into Pallet, you will notice a stand on the side that indicates the sign language alphabet
  • The wait staff is very attentive, including the supervisor

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I have a new favourite cute little café. It’s called the Pallet Café, and it is on James Gichuru Road. My favourite thing about it is that it is disability friendly – and by that I mean, all the servers are deaf.

There’s something distinctly beautiful about empathy, and people who try and make others aware that there are more people that don’t look like them in the world.

It’s a factor of privilege, I suppose – you grow up a certain way, around the same people, and you start assuming that everyone looks just like you and is just like you. That is quite obviously not always the case.

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When you walk into Pallet, you will notice a stand on the side that indicates the sign language alphabet. This will be handy for you while ordering, even though you can do the boring thing and point at the menu – which is also fine.

The menu at Pallet Cafe. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

The menu at Pallet Cafe. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

But it is infinitely more fun to learn something outside your scope of comfort, and learn the two letters that you need to to indicate that you want a Café Mocca (C, and M).

They also list the handles of a sign language school that you can continue your education with, if you so wish.

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