Choose to reuse

Or have your coffee to stay


We are coffee drinkers, cafe owners
and citizens who share a culture of
connection and conscious consumption.


Australians love their coffee.
so much so that OVER 3 BILLION TAKEAWAY CUPS AND LIDS ARE wasted every YEAR.
Most are never recycled.

Responsible Cafes connects thoughtful cafes with
Conscious consumers through one simple idea.

cafes can reduce or eliminate disposable coffee cups
by offering a discount to customers with reusable takeaway cups.

Contrary to popular belief, takeaway coffee cups are rarely recycled and only rarely composted due to inadequate industrial composting facilities and the difficulty of getting the cups/lids there. 

Becoming a responsible cafe saves money and reduces waste, and incentivises customers to do the right thing by bringing their own cups. Our goal is to change the game on single-use waste by nurturing a culture of reuse.


Participating cafes get a vintage-style poster, an information sheet outlining the issue, and a video on the benefits of the program. Post a fun photo (with the poster and/or reusable cup in action in the cafe - or something more creative!) and we'll promote your cafe on Facebook and Instagram.

If you or anyone you know owns a café, or if you would like to approach cafes in your area, get in touch and we'll sort you out. 

Like what we do? We welcome donations via Paypal to help us reach even more cafes:


BYO cup, get a discount. Here's where to go.

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Join the movement, be the change

Become a responsible cafe and get on the map of over 450 participating cafes across Australia.
Simply send us your details, download your poster, and we’ll follow up with everything you need!

Email us at for other enquiries.

Name *
Please enter your full address as recognisable by Google Maps (street number, street name, city, state, and postcode)
Enter your discount for customers with BYO cups (most cafes offer between 50c and $1)