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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Help stop the spread, Australia!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A bit of cheeky covid humour for you beans since it's Friday. Try out "Responsible Influencing" next time you're grabbing coffee with a mate and ask them to go topless and #DitchTheLid with you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ditchthelid #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #earth #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Plastic Free July Tip # 2: Swap it like it's hot.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cup swap systems like @huskeecup are making it easy for customers to participate in the reusable movement without having to carry around an emergency mug in their bag. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's how to do it...Your cafe buys a stock of the swap program's cups, customer purchases a cup to become a member, customer returns used cup to you and orders a drink, you pour delicious coffee into a fresh cup for the customer 👍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our discount with Huskee Swap for 50% off their lovely cups is still running, so use code 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗖𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘀𝟱𝟬 at checkout! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #muglibrary #reusable #keepitclean #environment #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #huskeecup #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Thanks to you amazing Keen Beans across the world Thanks to you amazing Keen Beans across the world who all agree it is time to #revivereuse. It warms our cotton socks to know you all care enough to sign! If you missed it from last week here is the lowdown. 💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We need your help to #revivereuse ♻️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are reusable coffee cups safe in the times of COVID? YES. In fact, they're SO safe that 125 scientists across the globe have signed a statement which reads: "It is clear that reusable systems can be used safely by employing basic hygiene." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to see reusable coffee cups back in action? Here's how you can help:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Let's work together this @plasticfreejuly to ask the large coffee chains to reconsider their position and bring back our beloved reusables in the hope that others will follow. You can help by signing our @change.org petition to show that the public are keen to reuse their clean cups. Link to petition in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Tag your favourite waste warrior in the comments below and ask them to sign the petition too! Include #revivereuse⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Read more about this issue and the full statement from scientists in our recent blog. Link in Bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here is the quick down-low from those in the know: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Rona is transmitted mainly by droplets in the air, NOT by surfaces. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Disposables present the same surface transmission risks as reusables. In other words, they are not magically free from germs. (shocking, we know)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Reusables can be WASHED (bacteria-fighting soap is a wonderful thing, folks - let's use it).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more info on the safety of reusables! ☕️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #responsiblecafes #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #latte #contactlesscoffee #eco #earth #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse @plasticfreejuly
Thanks to all the keen beans who have been giving Thanks to all the keen beans who have been giving us tips over the last few months on where folks can get a contactless coffee in their reusable mugs. We especially liked this lovely message and wanted to share it with you to kick start the week. Remember to sign our petition to #revivreuse. We are nearly at 500 signatures! 💕 Link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ x RC Team
Contamination Station: when the poor yellow bin is Contamination Station: when the poor yellow bin is contaminated by things that definitely don't belong in it, resulting in the WHOLE lot getting sent to landfill. A real tradgedy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are the top 10 culprits of recycling contamination (other than the dreaded disposable cups): ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1) Greasy pizza boxes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2) Nappies ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3) Soft plastics (wrappers, produce packaging, etc.) ⠀ 4) E-waste ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5) Used tissues and paper towels ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6) Food waste (hello compost!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7) Garden waste (another win for the. compost)⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8) Unwanted dishes and appliances ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9) Clothes and textile ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 10) Plastic bags (let your recyclables roam freely in the bin)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some other common contaminants you see in your neighbourhood recycling bins?? Let us know in the comments! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #muglibrary #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #recycling #contactlesscoffee #eco #earth #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
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