For 10 years, CafeSmart has supported local not-for-profit organisations with its annual fundraising initiative for Australians in need. To date, the initiative has raised $1.5 million for over 1000 local projects

If you buy a coffee on Friday August 6, participating cafes will donate $1 to support homeless charities and services close to your neighbourhood. As for you – you legend – you can donate the price of another coffee via a QR code that will appear on the cafe’s coffee cup stickers, posters and whatnot. In fact, that’s something you can do any time that week, between August 2 and 8. Find a cafe close to you here.

Of course, it’s possible your local participating cafe will have temporarily shut its doors during lockdown or at least limited itself to just a takeaway window. But that’s okay – you can even help out without leaving the house. Check out your favorite cafe’s social media, as they might be fundraising online, or go to the CafeSmart homepage to make a direct donation. You can also use use the interactive map to find your local CafeSmart cafe.

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Allpress Brisbane


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

26 Wellington Road, East Brisbane

Industry Beans


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18 Proe Street, Newstead

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

Pablo & Rusty's


Expert coffee from one of Sydney’s best roasters.

200 Mary Street, Brisbane

The Bun Mobile


How much flavour can you hold in one hand?

, Brisbane

Three Blue Ducks


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

Level 3 81 North Quay, Brisbane



An egg-focused eatery from the owner of Morning After.

76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead