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Choose to reuse,
Or have your coffee to stay

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


Australians love their coffee. So much so that it is estimated as many as
3 BILLION TAKEAWAY CUPS & LIDS are used, landfilled and/or littered every year. 
Due to plastic lining in most single use cups, most are never recycled. 

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We all treasure our morning coffee... So JOIN US TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PLASTIC FREE JULY with Trash 4 treasure COMING SOON! 
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. 

Responsible Cafes has reached out to their amazing members around the country and the following 24 cafes will be joining Trash 4 Treasure by providing you with a FREE hot drink if you pick up a bucket of trash from your community every Saturday in July. 

Black Sheep Deli   56 Bussell Hwy, Cowaramup WA 6284
Mataya Eatery  6/20-24 Sholl St, Mandurah WA 6210
Geordie's    Katemeraire Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161
Emu Point Cafe 1 Mermaid Ave, Emu Point, WA
Elevated Grounds Coffeehouse, 22 Haynes Street, Kalamunda, W.A
Stingrays Canteen, Hensman St, South Perth, WA
Occy's Dunsborough, 12/34 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough, WA, 6281

Bracegirdles House of Fine Chocolate  31 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045
Cafe for ewe Brinkworth SA 5464
Eat at Whalers restaurant 121 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211
Beach Organics Store  5 Third St, Bowden SA 5008
Brother Bear Cafe, 10 Gawler Street Mount Barker SA
Melon and Rye 365a Glen Osmond Rd, Glen Osmond, SA
Kitchen 2C, 43 b Main St, Hahndorf SA 5245

Hahne’s Kitchen  45 Murphy St, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Where’s Your Aunty? 384a Nepean Highway Chelsea, VIC
The Beach Nook  1/1 Long Island dve Frankston, VIC
Sprout and Bean   1/163 Malop Street Geelong, VIC
Craft and caffeine, Shop 1/ 16A Herbert Ave Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029
G'Day Tiger, 3 / 34 THOMPSON AVENUE, Cowes, VIC 3922

Lure Living,  14 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon QLD 4703
Matilda the art of gelato,  81 Edith St, Wynnum QLD 4178
Sea Gypsy Boutique Cafe Shop, 2 31 Zunker Street Burnett Heads, QLD
Ocean4218, Shop 1A/2475 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast 4218, 
Sea Gypsy Boutique Cafe, 2/31 Zunker Street, Burnett Heads, QLD
Cafe Lagarto225 Mount Glorious road, Samford Valley 4520
Groundwork Cafe, 9/5 Lavelle Street, Nerang, QLD, 4211
Coco Loco Club, 3 Roderick Street, Moffat Beach QLD 4551
Two Charming Finches, 47 Blackwood St Mitchelton, QLD

Sprout Eden  134 Imlay St, Eden NSW 2551
The Northern Bean  513 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW 2068
The Raw Hub  8/920 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Sixty Degrees South West Rocks, Shop 3 1/7 Prince of Wales Ave, South West Rocks
Bent on Food, 93-95 Isabella Street Wingham, NSW
Old Hartley Post Office Cafe, 2 Old Bathurst Rd Hartley, NSW  
Cafe 2340, 15b White street Tamworth 2340, NSW
Parklife Coffee, 11 Terrigal drive, Terrigal, NSW
Bacino Balgowlah, 397 Sydney Road, NSW
Bacino Curl Curl, 2/142-146 Pitt Road, North Curl Curl, NSW
Community Coffeevan, 5/112 Talavera Road Macquarie Park, NSW 2113

If your cafe would like to join us then simply sign up here and we will see you in July!


As featured on the ABC's War on Waste, 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 bi-yearly metrics on the benefits of the program. Post a funky pledge photo (with the poster and/or reusable cup in action in the cafe - or something more creative!) for the chance to be promoted to all of Australia on Facebook and Instagram.

If you or anyone you know owns a café, OR if you would like to approach cafes in your area, check out our FAQs for more information. Otherwise get in touch! 

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