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 Espresso Roastery and Cafe


The New Zealand coffee company has expanded with its first Melbourne roastery and cafe in Collingwood.

80 Rupert Street, Collingwood

Auction Rooms


This buzzing, industrial-chic spot is one of the area's most popular spots for brunch, for good reason. The coffee's great and the dishes – which aren't as revolutionary as they were when Auction Rooms first opened – are well-executed.

103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne
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Axil Coffee Roasters


A cafe and roastery by a couple with serious coffee credentials, including an Australian barista championship.

322 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Axil Coffee Roasters Bourke Street


The eighth outpost for Axil specialty coffee roasters – this time with full kitchen service.

565 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar


Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.

76 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Candied Bakery


An Aussie bakery with a sweet American twist on the west side.

81a Hudsons Road, Spotswood



The tiny coffee shop with big ambitions.

Stall 89, South Melbourne Market 116 Cecil Street, South Melbourne

Carolina Cafe


Imbued with decades of Brunswick’s history and character.

11 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East

Coffee Supreme Roastery and Cafe


The coffee wholesaler’s public face.

28 Grosvenor Street, Abbotsford

Earl Canteen


Say goodbye to soggy office sandwiches.

567 Collins Street, Melbourne

First Love Coffee


A slick specialty coffee bar by the Rustica Team. Pop by for a smooth locally roasted brew and a grab-and-go egg-and-bacon roll, then take in the peach-terracotta terrazzo and striking green marble of the pretty room.

Shop 4/447 Collins Street, Melbourne

Footscray Milking Station


Solid coffee and a locally famous pulled-pork panini.

35 Bunbury Street, Footscray

Heal.Thy Self Co.


A healthy cafe with a naturopath at your service.

26 Ballarat Street, Yarraville


A dedicated porridge, bagel and coffee bar supporting Melbourne’s homeless, and distributing free school lunches.

6 Florence Street, Brunswick

Industry Beans


A white, bright successor to the famed roastery’s old flagship site down the street. Single origins and ground-breaking brunches still reign supreme, in a skylit warehouse splashed with greenery.

Warehouse 3 70-76 Westgarth Street, Fitzroy

Industry Beans Lt. Collins


With an all-white fit-out and a sleek under-counter coffee machine, Industry Beans’s first satellite cafe sets forth with its own identity.

345 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Jack B Nimble


As welcoming and relaxed as the nursery rhyme name suggests.

132 Mitchell Street, Maidstone

Jethro Canteen


Camel-milk lattes and bowls of crickets. This isn't your average cafe.

385-389 Burnley Street, Richmond

Kings and Knaves


Prosciutto, pears, smoked salmon and cheese blends – this isn’t toast you make at home.

277 Williams Street, Melbourne



This sea of olive leather, grey velvet and art deco touches is not your everyday foyer cafe. On the menu: French flatbreads you can fold up like a taco, and salads with porchetta or rotisserie chicken.

161 Collins Street, Melbourne

Maker Coffee


At this “cellar door” for coffee you can taste up to five single-origin brews in a single visit.

47 North Street, Richmond

Market Lane Coffee Collins Street


An elegant spot for lingering over a fine coffee.

8 Collins Street, Melbourne

Market Lane Coffee South Melbourne


Cafe number six for one of the city’s favourite coffee roasters.

305 Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Market Lane Coffee Victoria Street


This iteration of the Market Lane cafe constellation brings the same winning combination: great coffee, quick-and-tasty snacks, plus plenty of beans and accessories to take home with you.

83-85 Victoria Street, Melbourne

Market Lane in the Queen Vic Market Dairy Hall


Market Lane sets up in the bustling Dairy Hall at Queen Vic.

Shop 73-76 Dairy Produce Hall, Queen Victoria Market 109-111 Therry Street, North Melbourne

Market Lane Coffee Carlton


Market Lane Coffee partners with the local artisan baker in a classically Carlton coffee shop.

176 Faraday Street, Carlton

Market Lane Coffee Prahran Market


A cafe and roasting operation with a strong focus on education.

Shop 13, Prahran Market 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra



Despite the Germanic origins of its name, Mitte offers modern Australian breakfast cuisine with an epicurean flair.

76 Michael Street (cnr Rowe Street), Fitzroy North

Moon Rabbit


Moon Rabbit supports its local community by selling jaffles, coffee and house-made slices.

218 High Street, Preston

Ona Coffee


This Canberra-based coffee roaster has made a real name for itself on the east coast. Visit this outpost and you’ll understand why. At any time, there are at least 20 outstanding coffees listed on its “freezer menu”.

22 Ovens Street, Brunswick



Colourful walls, colourful food. That's the proposition at this loosely South American eatery with a strong vegetarian slant.

280 Bridge Road, Richmond

Padre Coffee Brunswick East


The Padre outlet that birthed a small empire.

438-440 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Padre Coffee South Melbourne Market


Your go-to coffee spot when you're doing the shopping.

Stall 33 South Melbourne Market Coventry Street, South Melbourne



Sustainability, simplicity and even transportability are the guiding principles of this Footscray cafe. On the menu you'll find Asian-inflected classic brunch dishes, with a strong roster of single origin coffees to choose from to drink.

16-20 Leeds Street, Footscray

Rumble Coffee Roasters


A red-brick coffee roastery with a pint-sized espresso bar. Get your beans brewed or bagged, right where they’re roasted, by a team that’s all about sustainability and transparency. Plus, there are pistachio-and-raspberry blondies and flaky, cheesy croissants.

8 Thompson Street, Kensington

Rustica South Yarra


This is the new flagship for the beloved bakery chain. It's the biggest one yet, too. Get Vegemite-bechamel pastries for breakfast and sourdough cacio e pepe pizza later on (Bloody Marys, however, are available all day long).

501 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Sensory Lab Rialto


This outpost from the coffee specialist puts food on the same pedestal as coffee and design.

525 Collins Street, Melbourne

Sensory Lab Collins Street


Specialty coffee in a futuristic setting.

Shop 1 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

Sensory Lab


A cellar door for coffee.

Level 1 David Jones 310 Bourke Street , Melbourne

Serotonin Eatery


A cafe that wants to improve your brain chemistry with good food, sunshine and exercise.

52 Madden Grove, Burnley

Sloane Ranger


Legendary coffee and homemade crumpets.

13 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
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The volunteer-run sister cafe to the CBD’s Kinfolk has a mostly vegetarian menu that uses produce from friends’ farms, and it donates 100 per cent of its profits to charity.

611 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

Sloane Ranger


Legendary coffee and homemade crumpets.

13 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
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A kitsch and colourful Venezuelan cafe.

69 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

The Hatter and the Hare


Yes, this cafe is just as whimsical as its name suggests.

1 21 Scoresby Road, Bayswater

The Mabel


A sweet and homey cafe with high standards.

9 McKeon Road, Mitcham

Three Bags Full


Abbotsford's first serious cafe, and still one of its best.

60 Nicholson St, Abbotsford

Three Blue Ducks


An all-day diner at Tullamarine’s surfable wave park from the popular cafe chain. Get spanner-crab scramble and a Bloody Mary for breakfast; pizzas, Portuguese-style chook and tomato-and-chilli mussels with garlicky Baker Bleu sourdough after midday; and non-alcoholic cocktails and beers pre-surf.

Airport Drive, Melbourne Airport

Umberto Espresso Bar


A recently expanded espresso bar serving hearty Italian fare with a warm, local feel.

917 High Street, Thornbury

Veneziano Coffee Roasters


Enter for superb single origin and filter, or invest in a $10 shot of espresso.

16-18 River Street, Richmond