Upcoming Repair Café
Sunday, Oct 29th
1655 Front Street
*Sorry, no pets per OCSD.
Don’t toss it, repair it!
Repair Café Five Cities supports reuse, repair, and waste prevention. Besides saving repairable items from landfill, our Repair Cafe is an amazing community of fixers and volunteers who are generous with their time and talent.
Five Cities Repair Café hosts events several times a year in in various locations. Bring your broken item and work with our repair coaches to assess what it would take to repair it. You can work with our volunteers to do the repair yourself under their guidance, or have them tackle the job directly.
Depending on our volunteer talent on the day, we'll repair bikes, clothing, toys, small appliances (blenders, vacuum cleaners, lamps, etc.), electronics, computers, phones, and we'll sharpen tools and knives.
Our events' fully/partially fixed rate is about 70%. So it's likely you’ll leave with your item repaired and some curiosity and confidence about how to repair other items in your world.
Originally founded in the Netherlands, the Repair Café got its U.S. start in Palo Alto, CA and we're grateful to its organizers who helped us get our own Repair Café established in the Five Cities on California's Central Coast in 2019.