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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. 


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! 

Like what we do?
We welcome donations via Paypal to help us reach even more cafes and keen beans!

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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 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, Australia
Mataya Eatery  6/20-24 Sholl St, Mandurah WA 6210, Australia
Geordie's    Katemeraire Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161

Bracegirdles House of Fine Chocolate    31 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia
Cafe for ewe   Brinkworth SA 5464, Australia
Eat at Whalers restaurant    121 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia
Beach Organics Store  5 Third St, Bowden SA 5008, Australia

Hahne’s Kitchen    45 Murphy St, Wangaratta VIC 3677, Australia

Lure Living   14 Anzac Parade, Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia
Matilda the art of gelato  81 Edith St, Wynnum QLD 4178, Australia

Sprout Eden  134 Imlay St, Eden NSW 2551, Australia
The Northern Bean  513 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW 2068, Australia
The Raw Hub  8/920 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

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