If there was ever a day you wanted to buy yourself more than a few cups of coffee, this Friday August 8 is it. StreetSmart has returned with its blindingly simple concept, CafeSmart: buy a coffee at a participating coffee shop, and they will donate $1 to help the homeless. You don’t pay extra for your hit – the coffee shop bears the brunt.

The beauty the concept is that it doesn’t leave you out of pocket (though you are most welcome to pay the difference), and leaves you knowing that your coffee is helping those in need. All you have to do is go out of your way to get to the café’s that is participating. Not that it should be hard: in Sydney alone there are over 90 coffee shops to choose from.

Now in its fourth year, CafeSmart makes a point of donating its earnings to grassroots, StreetSmart’s director Adam Robinson prides the fact that money will be going to charities that are most in need of funding. The money raised at each café goes to charities in each area, so you know that your coffee will go to supporting community projects nearby.

Broadsheet has put together a list of coffee shops in our directory that are participating. Head down to at least one of them come August 8.

CBD
Greenheart Espresso
Ruby & Rach
Table Sixty Espresso

Inner Sydney
80 Bay
Bangbang Espresso
Cafe DOV
Cafe Nookie
Coffee Tea & Me, Redfern
Coffee Tea & Me, Potts Point
Lucky Pickle
Reuben Hills
Paramount Coffee Project
Sample Coffee
Single Origin Roasters Cafe and Sideshow
The Little Queen Café
The Rag Land
Toby's Estate Chippendale
Toby's Estate, Woolloomooloo

East
Chapter One Coffee & Wine Room
The Cook and Baker
Three Blue Ducks

Inner West
Brighton the Corner Café
Excelsior Jones
Fleetwood Macchiato
Little Mule Café
Quattro Paste
Paper Cup
Prato Cafe & Diner
The Counter
The Grounds of Alexandria
The Little Marionette, Annandale
The Little Marionette, Balmain
The Lodge

West
Ristretto & Co - Liverpool
Shires Quick Shots - Kirawee
Chinchilla Coffee House - Bankstown

North
Four Frogs Creperie
The Baron
The White Hart

South
Mothership by Single O
The Jack of Harts and Jude
The Tuckshop Glenhaven
Lee & Me - Wollongong
RCC - Camden & Picton