Get your mugs out Melbourne. If you’re not already, it is time to start using a reusable cup. Below are just a few of the cafes that offer a discount when you bring your own cup. Find many more at responsiblecafe.org or download the bring-yo app to your smart phone.
Kinfolk relies on a roster of volunteer workers, so 100% of profits can go directly towards supporting partner charities each year. Head into the conveniently located Bourke Street cafe for a seasonal dish that goes towards supporting those most in need.
Dukes Coffee Roasters
Upon your first sip of coffee from Dukes, your winter blues will melt away. Bonus, these guys use ethically sourced beans from individual farms or small cooperatives, most of which are organically grown.
It’s difficult to miss Jungle Juice, despite the café’s slim entrance and cosy interior. Follow the trail of juice-wielding office workers, and you’ll find a spot that blends some of the best. Stop by for lunch and you’ll also be rewarded with some of the best bagels in the city.
Tasty coffee, helping the less fortunate, pastries and a social enterprise is found at STREAT‘s McKillop Street cafe. A social enterprise committed to helping alleviate homelessness, STREAT gives young people the opportunity to get training via hands-on work experience. They can also be found in Melbourne Central.
All products at Seedling Cafe on Flinders Lane are carefully selected from its rainforest alliance certified coffee down to its organic virgin coconut oil. With paleo, gluten-free, vego and vegan options, the cafe relies on quality, non-processed ingredients for their killer lunches. Also, find them on Little Collins Street.