who is serving a

contactless coffee? 

Since Responsible Cafes was flung into Australian homes ABC’s
War on Waste we estimate that we have saved an approximate 174 million cups from landfill – all thanks to OUR amazing CAFES!

We understand times are tough and if you are open for business you might not be accepting reusables due to understandable health concerns. We have put this a handy guide together to give you some tips on how to serve a safe contactless pour.
Download it here!

We have also collated  the list below of cafes that we have researched and been notified of by our cafe community, that are serving a contactless coffee. If you would like to be added or removed from the list please contact us.

Thanks to Ruby Lane Whole foods in Manly, Sydney for this great image showing us how it is done! 

list of cafes accepting reusables during covid-19 health crisis


Blue Poppy Coffee  Brisbane

Q Roasters   Brisbane

Florence Camp Hill   Camp Hill

Black Lime Cafe Carrara

The Velo Project Mooloolaba

Ortem Pty Ltd Toowoomba

Banter Coffee Kitchen  Toowoomba

The Commonwealth Hotel Townsville

Skull and Swallow Cafe  Townsville

Specialty Coffee Trader  Townsville

The Quarters   Townsville

SqueezeMe Townsville  Townsville

Mondo Espresso Bar  Townsville

Blackboard Varsity  Varsity Lakes

Cafe Silo  Yandina

Swift Espresso

Paper Moon Coffee Annerley

Caribou Tugun


Coffee PEDDLR Abbotsford

Home One Brunswick Brunswick

Highness Cafe Brunswick East

Code 21 Brunswick East

Lottie Espresso Brunswick East

Lolo and Wren Brunswick West

Lankan Tucker Brunswick West

The Coffee Cart Co Burwood East

Libertine & Co Collingwood

The Full Pantry Croydon

Blonde Food + Drink Fitzroy

Little Mumma’s Espresso Maitland 279 

Victoria St Melbourne

Beatrix Bakes Melbourne

Little Temperance Melbourne

Freaky Tiki Rye

Eka Whole Foods Cafe Seddon

Wynard and james South Melbourne

Cafe Gaia South Yarra

Chokspot Williamstown

Feast Geelong Geelong

Little Green Corner Geelong

Ocean Grind Torquay

Seven Seeds Coffee Carlton


Kappy’s Tea and Coffee Adelaide City

Cafe Biga   Adelaide City

Foodprint Experience  Adelaide City

Cafe Troppo   Adelaide City

Foods for Life  Adelaide City

Queen of Tarts   Adelaide City

The Olive Branch  Balhannah

Zest Cafe Gallery  Glenelg


The Good Pantry  (utilising Green Caffeen) Gumeracha

Kitchen 2C  Hahndorf 

Here & Now Cafe  Kensington Park, Adelaide

Urban Lights  Lightsview

Boatdeck Cafe Mawson Lakes

Brother Bear (utilising Green Caffeen) Mt Barker

Bracegirdle  Multiple locations

State of Mind Coffee  Noarlunga Downs

Drummer Boy  Port Adelaide

Minestra  Prospect

Swedish Tarts  Semaphore

The Front Page Cafe South Plympton

The Organic Market   Stirling

Olive Tree Cafe Thebarton

Coffee Institute Walkerville

The Flour Store Port Noarlunga


Uber Caf Attadale

Little Sisto (utilising Renome Reusable Cup Network) Doubleview

Whipper Snapper Distillery East Perth

Flourish Floreat Forum

Empire 6714 Karratha

Tube Coffee Kingsley

Laika Coffee (utilising Renome Reusable Cup Network) Lathlain

Pixel Coffee Leederville

Sayers Leederville

King and Spoon Lesmurdie

Steam Haus Maylands

Sherbet Bake Shop Maylands

Rileys Cafe Mount Pleasant

Sky Espresso North Perth

The Glory Box (utilising Renome Reusable Cup Network) North Perth

Dimattina Cafe Osborne Park

Our Ruby Girl Perth

Sprolo Coffee South Perth

Lion and Jaguar Subiaco

Little Donkey Corner Tuart Hill

Sonder Coffee Victoria Park, Perth

Cafe Lumos White Gum Valley

Drift Cafe Margaret River


Local Press Wholefoods


Staple Coffee Hobart

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