Every business here is ProActive about their role in halting throwaway culture by welcoming UYO = Use Your Own.


So, this is a cafe guide, but perhaps more than that, it is testimony that the hospitality industry is prepared to move away from single use serviceware. The next step? Request legislative support from our Government! Head to Takeaway Throwaways to level the playing field!


Cafes near me

Cafe of the Day

Coffee Afloat is a coffee boat servicing the Lake Dunstan Trail in Central Otago. The floating cafe is docked halfway between the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and Clyde Historic Village so you can enjoy one of the most remote coffees you’ll ever have. Bring your own cup is ideal. We support reuse as the beauty of the natural environment here sustains both our business and our well being.

#use your own cup FRIday

We are thrilled to bits to support #useyourowncupFRIday. Head to our ‘Guides and Signs’ if you are a cafe, or customer, for some easy resources. And reach out to us, 💌  here, or @uyo.nz ~ you know we’ll do all we can and then some to shine the light on your goodness.

Quick shout out to the humble and inspirational Simon of Tuatua Cafe, whose love for his city, for coffee, for his world, made this little snowball grow and grow. And to the countless foodies and instagram humans of Aotearoa for their constant support.

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