The Guardian

'It has transformed my life': the restaurant where all staff have a disability

Universo Santi in the southern Spanish city of Jerez is dedicated to helping people with disabilities join the mainstream workforce
Universo Santi. Photograph: Universo Santi

The first thing that strikes you is the calm, the light, the modern art on the walls – and then of course the food.

It’s only later that you realise there is something different, and a little special, about Universo Santi, a restaurant in the southern Spanish city of Jerez.

“People don’t come here because the staff are disabled but because it’s the best restaurant in the area. Whatever reason they came for, the talking

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Guardian

The Guardian3 min read
Experience: I Tunnelled Under The Berlin Wall
My real fear was the border guards and Stasi, who were listening for movement beneath the ground and digging their own tunnels to intercept ours
The Guardian3 min readFood & Wine
Using Their Loaf: Japanese Elevate Humble Art Of Making Toast
From a £220 toaster that makes one slice to loaves designed to crisp up better, the nation is being gripped by a new culinary obsession
The Guardian2 min read
Permafrost Thaw Sparks Fear Of 'Gold Rush' For Mammoth Ivory
Prospectors in Russia dig up remains of extinct animals for trade worth an estimated £40m a year