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.


Help support us by buying a responsible product in our shop.

Looking to find a Responsible Cafe?

Small Business Month has come to an end 😢! 

However, our love for the fabulous community of responsible cafes will never end! 

This November, for Small Business Month, we set out to showcase as many eco minded cafes as we could to show our appreciation for what these businesses do for our great planet. 

In total, we featured 32 amazing cafes! (this is only a snippet, check our feed for more!) 

Even though the month is over, you can look out for our weekly cafe features posts to see more incredible businesses! 

Lots of love, the RC team xo 🌿💚


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89 people have now made a pledge to ditch single-use cups or takeaway containers! Well done @brucoffeebondi for getting your community involved.

So why should YOU make a pledge?

- 600 billion disposable coffee cups are produced worldwide each year☕

- 99.75% of disposable coffee cups are not recycled

- 60,000kg of waste from cups goes to landfill each year in Australia alone

Small changes can make a big impact over time🌳

PLUS you will go into the draw to win a prize sponsored by @potteryfortheplanet and @madebyfressko ⭐
Bring Your Own (BYO) Cup Week starts today!

For the next 10 days, participating cafes will ban or reduce single-use coffee cups to take a stand on single-use plastics. Customers will be encouraged to Bring Your Own reusable cup or container, borrow a mug or take the time to dine in and enjoy!

This initiative was started by Bondi locals Sondra Beram (@brucoffeebondi) and @_sarahwilson_ in 2021.

Join this community movement and go into the draw to win a prize by making a pledge to Ditch the Cup or take the next step in your zero-waste journey by Ditching the Container!


All At Once comes to life at the Jack Johnson concert where you can get inspired and connect with us and other non-profits in your community 🤩☕

Visit us in the Jack Johnson Village Green at the Sydney Opera House on the 5th of December, take action and enter to win great prizes!⭐ 


We are giving away 2x Jack Johnson Tickets to his SOLD OUT Meet the Moonlight tour for the 5th of December show at the Sydney Opera House!!


Head over to our website through the link in our bio and purchase raffle tickets to go into the draw to win this AMAZING experience! 

WINNER ANNOUNCED on the 1st of December (AKA Thursday) 

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