In October 2008 Project Gateway launched OPC - the Old Prison Cafe, as another means of achieving sustainability. In addition to serving quality food and beverages, OPC is steeped in history and has been refurbished to reflect not only the history of the prison, but the diverse and multi-cultural history of Pietermaritzburg itself.

Not only is OPC a charming venue for lunch, coffee, or afternoon tea, but it is also a retail outlet for Zandla Xpressions which offers market support to small enterprises producing handcrafted products made at Project Gateway and in the surrounding areas. A variety of locally made crafts can be purchased.

In addition to running the Old Prison Cafe, OPC provide a full catering service for our conferences. We would be pleased to discuss your requirements.

If you would like to book a table or a conference venue, please contact us