No 7 Balmac

The lovely people at No 7 have moved to the Octagon for a wee bit, while their Balmacewen premises gets some glam,  but still, No.7 is a Dunedin institution. Along with its sister eatery, The Esplanade, St.Clair, these guys proudly pour Allpress coffee, along with sweet treats and small bites, they run a full menu and restaurant meals from dawn to well past dusk, 6 days a week. Take in your own cup, if you don't have time to stay and see them smile!

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Greta Thunberg

Click HERE. Take 3 minutes and 29 seconds to watch and listen. Please share. This is the vital message that we must all spread, and act upon.

The Exchange Qtown

Quote of the year so far: "We live in a pretty awesome place. So that’s why at The Exchange we want to look after it so that’s why: No Plastic Straws, Free water bottle refill, 50c off when you use your keepcup, Cup Library, 40c charge if you have a takeaway cup sit in - We all gotta do our bit 😊" 

Kairos Free

This is the Kairos Free Store - Freely distributing quality surplus food from local eateries to anyone in need  πŸŒΈπŸ™ŒπŸ½ Open Wednesdays & Fridays at 5.30pm Central Christchurch πŸ’™ Click HERE to get involved, or have a look at Our Heroes page...

Origins in Wanganui

...showing us the best way to take away a hot chocolate if we can't make time to stay! But you'll want to: Origins is a charming find, understated but homely, serving you goodness, wholesome meals and treats all day long, made with love by the owner-operators. Go visit and fill your smile with People's Coffee (ethical, fairtrade and delicious). If you can't stay, use your own cup here and these guys will salute you! Pick up a Frank Green for yourself and a friend?!

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Things to do when you visit Whanganui HERE

The Strictly Coffee Company

Frederick Street is the Dunedin roasting home of The Strictly Coffee Company. Call in and fill up on some of the island's prefered coffee - the team at Strictly supply hundreds of cafes around NZ so drinking it at the source is a treat! Eats and treats are here too, and they sell Keep Cups if you forget your own

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Merge Cafe

How would you feel if you found someone else has paid for your meal today? At Lifewise Merge Cafe, Auckland, you can share that kind of kindness everyday πŸ₯—πŸ’–πŸ₯˜ They're open weekdays from 7am-2pm, encouraging those who can afford it to...

Image with thanks from @kindnessorg

Vitality Organics

Possibly the best smoothies in Aotearoa? We love this crew. They walk the walk. They mean what they make. Get yourself to Mt Maunganui and visit the Vitality Organics mother ship to fill your puku and your spirit with health and happy, happy, joy, joy. Give them a hug for us.  

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