Excelso

They love coffee, roast coffee, sell coffee, drink coffee, but this place is more than just a coffee shop - more than a stylish and gentle place to eat and drink: Excelso Coffee are passionate about their environmental footprint, they work hard to support others through grass-roots giving and they also run training courses for the new baristas of this world. Champions. 

IG: @excelso_coffee

Oh Terra Mia!

Ok, so you just have to go to Arrowtown and eat. And eat. And eat. Start the day with pastries, fresh juices, refreshing teas and perfect coffee. Come back for lunch and demolish an italian style pizza. Return for dinner, after a nap, and eat everything else. That's about it. Who feels like a Terra Mia pizza road trip?

IG: @terra.mia.arrowtown

Goodness at The Good Earth

Handy for the uni campus, windows to let the Dunedin sun pour in, a mug library, a smiling crew, tasty, seasonal menu, full kitchen and cabinet goods. We love thes guys. Just love them. Plastic straw free and all about doing things the right way. Say hey from us. 

IG: @goodearthdunedin

The Hub Social

This shining star is Vlad from The Hub, Tretham, Wellington. Vlad runs thsi community for community cafe and Op Shop. Good vibes, big smiles, so go be local and eat and drink in. These guys are a part of the Idea CupCycling intiative, a cup swap between cafes. They are also big fans fo Pay It Forward. Love them 

 

IG: @thehubtrentham

BURP

...made me smile, too. So, the guys at Southern District Health Board and Wellness South have come up with this app to connect carers in Southern Region who are super family friendly. Click HERE if you are a parent who still likes to enjoy coffee!

Smart Ass TP

Sooo, the guys at Innocent packaging make something wonderful on the side. Smart Ass toilet paper, tree free, which supports the work of Million Metre Streams as it sells. Made from bamboo and sugar cane (yup, sugar cane isnt the best, but it sure beats cutting down trees to answer the call of nature). Click HERE to shop for your home, office or cafe...

Nova

UNder new ownership at NOVA. But there's still treats all day long, always generous with the good stuff - Nova is a full-service cafe, bar, eatery, restaurant. Smart, sharp but homely. A european style eatery, adjoing the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and perfectly located for pre-theatre or movie eats and drinks. Maybe the best skinny fries in town? And a bloody good coconut milk hot chocolate! Luscious or light lunches, hearty and wholesome dinners.  

IG: @novadunedin

A Give Away...

...that never stops. If you'd like to win a reusable flask, head over to our instagram @uyoc.nz and get into a give away that won't close 'til bottled water is banned in New Zealand - we'll draw a random winner every week or two. Many UYOC cafes will refill water flasks for us, even if we aren't customers. And we all have access to a tap at home and/or work, so the time has come to stop buying water bottles. Now. 

 

IG: @uyoc.nz