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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Cucina Espresso

Creative Italian food (rice-pudding arancini with Nutella) served in an old-school cafe.

89 Majors Bay Road, Concord

Delano Specialty Coffee

One of just a few coffee roasters in the Wollongong area.

85 Montague Street, North Wollongong

Deluca Marrickville

Deluca Marrickville take coffee seriously- so seriously that they serve coffee and only coffee. Choose from full cream, oat or black. For milk-based coffees, there’s Sweet Spot, Deluca’s core blend that uses beans from Colombia and Indonesia.

5-7 Denby Street, Marrickville

Deluca Specialty Coffee

A cafe all about the coffee.

1631 Botany Road, Banksmeadow

Ground Control Cafe

Good coffee is hard to come by in the heart of Circular Quay. So go here.

Shop W4 Alfred Street, Sydney

Industry Beans

One of Melbourne’s most celebrated coffee roasters' first Sydney outpost is in the CBD.

40 York Street, Sydney

Next Door

A one-stop seaside dining shop.

Shop 2 4-6 Kingsway, Cronulla

Ona Coffee

A coffee experience bar, with premium-reserve coffees to try and barista training out back.

140 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Pablo & Rusty's CBD

One of Sydney’s favourite names in coffee.

161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Single O Cafe and Sideshow

Consistently great coffee from the original shakers in the city’s third wave coffee movement.

60-64 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

The Glass Onion Society

Part boutique and part cafe, with music close to heart.

1&2 308 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty

Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

Step inside the warehouse and surrender to Bob, the 500-kilogram grill.

1 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
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Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Ethically produced food, from morning through to night.

143 Macpherson Street, Bronte
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Toby's Estate Chippendale

Expect consistently great coffee at the roaster's headquarters.

32-36 City Road, Chippendale