how to get a cafe to join?

how to get your cafe to join responsible cafes?

As a conscious consumer it is up to you where you buy your morning brew. So why not use the power of your dollar to create positive change and approach your cafe to join Responsible Cafes – if they are not already!  

We have created a simple guide to help you approach your local cafe (click on the image to download), but here are some handy tips to get you thinking:

  • Find a quiet time to talk to the cafe owner or barista – maybe not during the morning coffee rush! 
  • You can print off our guides here to help with some useful facts about the program. A good one to mention is there are already 5000 cafes across Australia who are already on board! 
  • Try and approach the subject with a positive upbeat manner – no one likes a naggy Nora! 

We are always looking for ways to improve our relationships with cafes, to help them reduce their single use plastic, so please contact us if you have any feedback from your experience. 


It is super simple to get your cafe to join – and it is FREE! All they need to do it visit “Register your Cafe’ in the menu, set up a free account, fill in all the information about their cafe and voila! They are on the map, ready for Keen Beans such as yourselves to search for and share the responsible love. 

We have created a handy little guide for you to share with cafes if you want to tell them how and why to join. Click on the image to download. 


We are always contacted by cafes and consumers keen to find out what more they can do to fight the war on waste. In response we have created a handy guide, looking beyond throw away cups, aimed at giving more information about other ways cafes can reduce waste from composting to ditching straws and takeaway containers. 

So, if you know a cafe that you think would be interested in taking more action to reduce waste then feel free to download, print off and hand out this great guide! 


Download more helpful guides, posters and fun stuff.


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We’re seeing a lot more of this around. Coffee c We’re seeing a lot more of this around. Coffee cups are one of the biggest littered items in Australia. With the rise of disposables due to #covid_19 many people have been forced to put their reusables in the kitchen cupboard until more cafes accept them. If you can’t find a local cafe that accepts your own cup then remember you can always ask for no plastic lid and #gotopless ☕️ @keepaustraliabeautiful
MERRY CHRISTMAS! If Frankie the Dog can reuse and MERRY CHRISTMAS! If Frankie the Dog can reuse and have her morning refreshment from a reusable then I think we all can! Have a wonderful day ❤️xx⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It has been a massive year for the Responsible Caf It has been a massive year for the Responsible Cafes team. Along with everything else, our reuse world has been turned upside down in 2020 and we are all taking a well deserved (long) tea break 🫖. So, we are popping on the auto responder and taking some much needed recharge time and will get back to you in 2021. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would like to thank you all for #choosingtoreuse and for your support during this difficult year. A special thank you to Laura who has run our Social Media from Canada!! She went home before lockdown and has done the most amazing job juggling other commitments and keeping our channels informative and fun for you all. We 💙you Laura. And also a big thank you to @the_bravery_ for helping us raise important PR and awareness of the #contactlesspour and of course our AMAZING council partners who, without your support we could not do the work we do. Thank you 🙏🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get in touch if you want to work with us to increase our impact next year... but don't expect an answer for a few weeks! Collaboration is key to winning the #waronwaste We have some MASSIVE plans to combat single-use plastic next year so get ready Responsible Cafes and Keen Beans...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm off to bake mince pies now. Over and out. xxx
Yummy breakfast anyone?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With Christmas in a few days we celebrate reuse and encourage you to think twice about consumption and shopping hysteria - instead we encourage ♻️ circular alternatives. ⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Rent, repair and reuse! Consume if you want to, but make sure it does not require new resources from mother earth 🙏⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Explained by the Ellen McArthur Foundation: "A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems."⁠ 🌍⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#kaffeeform#coffeecups #reducereuserecycle #zerowaste #reusablecup #mehrwegbecher #saynotoplastic #circulareconomy ⁠#madeingermany #baristadaily #sustainablepresent #zerowastechristmas #sustainablechristmas⁠ #nachhaltigschenken #nachhaltigesweihnachten #zerowasteweihnachten #shoplocal⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 ☕️☕️☕️! Live ar It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 ☕️☕️☕️! Live around the corner from your coffee shop? Then just grab a CLEAN mug by a good old fashioned handle and ask for a #contactless pour. The best thing about using a mug with a handle is you don’t need to waste a silly carry tray as you can easily carry three! Enjoy your Saturday and stay safe keen beans 💚🙏🏽💚
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