• Australian Owned & Loved

SERVING Happiness @HappinessFirst - Coffee, Pantry & Gift Shop

As its name suggests, our HappinessFirst Café  is a place of joy. Coffees and tasty treats are served with grins and genuine hospitality, by staff proud of jobs which provide them self-fulfilment and connection.

This is not just any café and retail store on the streets of Rosebud – it’s a workplace that removes labels and empowers staff to move beyond their disability and into meaningful employment.

The supported employment model helps enhance skills, self-confidence, self-worth, and happiness for life. The moment you sit yourself down as a patron in this innovative cafe’, you are served a slice of inclusivity.

“After spending lots of resources trying to find jobs for our participants… I decided “stuff it” why not create a supported environment for them? A workplace where everyone can learn, feel supported and (wait for it) GET FAIR PAY.” This is the world I choose for all participants now and into the future, join us”- Founder Rose Farfalla MornPen local.

And so, on Christmas Eve 2021 The first HappinessFirst – Coffee, Pantry & Gift Shop was born. Visit us – 1377 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud, Vic. 3939

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About HappinessFirst

NDIS Registered Provider

We can service NDIA, Self-Managed & Plan Managed participants.

Employment for participants

We offer Supported Employment solutions.

Australian Owned

Our head office is based on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

We listen to your needs

We ask you the right questions in order to match you or your loved one with our services & staff that best fit your needs.


Most of our services are available across all suburbs in Victoria, including regional areas.


Our policy & procedures ensure excellence in quality of service.

Our team

Our staff provide you the best possible service.

Our values

We value quality, choice, control & affordability.

HappinessFirst Services

We provide reliable, honest, quality, skilled and complete services. Enabling you or your loved one to "Live their best Life". Click on our services to learn more, and keep in mind we can tailor all our services to met your specific needs. .


School Holiday

Employment Inclusion

Overnight & Short Stay

Counselling & Therapy

Independent Living

Education & Employment

Cleaning & Gardening

Personal/ In Home Care

Help around the house

Social & Travel


Do you have NDIS Funding?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a scheme of the Australian Government that funds costs associated with disability. The scheme was legislated for in 2013 and is expected to be in full operation nationally by 2020. It is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency.  Check if you or your loved one is eligible.

HappinessFirst is proud to be an approved NDIS provider. 

Happy employees make happy workplaces

HappinessFirst offers Employee Assistance services.  Your employees can now have access to a qualified counsellor anytime and anywhere – from their PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone.

This confidential and independent assistance enables the early resolution of factors that may be impacting on an individual’s well-being and effectiveness in the workplace.

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