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These cafes will donate $1 from every coffee sold to charity

It's all part of the CafeSmart campaign, which helps fund projects that assist the homeless.

Many of us couldn’t imagine getting through the day without coffee, but for people living on the streets the ritual of indulging in a morning brew en route to the office couldn’t be further from reality.

Charity organisation StreetSmart want to change that by helping fund services which assist the homeless – and they’re drawing on the nation’s fondness for coffee to do so.

Tomorrow – Friday, August 4 – the organisation will host its annual CafeSmart campaign, with 500 participating cafes around the country pledging to donate $1 from every cup sold toward helping those sleeping rough.

Now in its seventh year, the organisation hopes to trump its 2016 campaign efforts where an impressive $160,523 was raised and used to fund local projects.

Some of the cafes on board for this year’s event include: 


The Grounds of Alexandria

The Boathouse



Coffee Tea and Me

Single O

Three Blue Ducks

Brewtown Newtown

Daisy’s Milkbar


Seven Seeds


Proud Mary

Top Paddock

Tivoli Road Bakery

Dr Morse




Sensory Lab


Felix for Goodness


Mylk and Co


Dovetail on Overend

So if your main coffee spot isn’t participating, it might be worth trying out somewhere new – you’ll be inadvertently helping those in need, fuelling your daily addiction guilt-free and may even unearth a new favourite spot.

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