CafeSmart is an annual, one-day fundraising initiative that supports local not-for-profit organisations and Australians in need.

To help, just buy a coffee on August 9 at one of 800-plus participating cafes across Australia. Each cafe donates $1 from every coffee sold on the day. Last year the initiative raised an impressive $238,720 with this simple idea.

The full list of participating cafes is available here.

Three Blue Ducks

W Brisbane’s flagship restaurant is a wholesome and hearty Sydney success story.

Level 3 81 North Quay, Brisbane
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Sassafras Canteen

A homey stalwart with a perfected vibe.

Sassafras Canteen 88 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

PawPaw Cafe

A slice of South East Asian vacation life, with something for every food intolerance.

898 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba
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Mylk + Ko

Wholesome decadence from a popular Brisbane Instagrammer.

Corner of Merthyr Road and James Street, New Farm

Morning After

A bright, serene eatery for days when Gatorade and bacon just won’t cut it.

Corner Vulture Street and Cambridge Street, West End

John Mills Himself

Coffee grotto by day, bar by night. In a city famous for neglecting its heritage, John Mills Himself is a glowing tribute to Brisbane’s past and present.

40 Charlotte Street, Brisbane

Dovetail on Overend

A specialty coffee spot with a gluten-free focus.

85 Overend Street, Norman Park

Coffee Anthology

Specialty coffee for the truly curious.

126 Margaret Street, Brisbane

Tippler's Tap Fortitude Valley

A craft-beer bar with a “local where possible” ethos, Single O coffee and Chicago-style food.

2/70 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Bunker Coffee

Where hot chocolate gets just as much attention as coffee.

21 Railway Terrace, Milton

Bessa Coffee

Version two for an inner-west favourite, so you don’t have to wait so long for your coffee.

23 Little Cribb Street, Milton

Allpress Brisbane

Slick know-how and community from a specialty-coffee superstar.

26 Wellington Road, East Brisbane


Sophisticated comfort food in homely surrounds.

2/30 Hillsdon, Taringa


Connecting you with the people who grow your food.

284 Montague Road, West End

Gramps Cafe

A cafe serving simple but creative dishes.

110 Windsor Road, Red Hill

Nodo Camp Hill

Brisbane’s favourite gluten-free doughnuts at Camp Hill Market Square.

25 Samuel Street, Camp Hill


A relaxed yet sophisticated German-inspired haven.

36A Gladstone Road, Highgate Hills


A laidback and light-washed space from a pair of hospitality veterans, featuring inventive dishes and Single O coffee.

2 273 , Hawthorne