Save the Planet and Some Coin With Your Reusable Cup

Did you know that Australians go through roughly 1 billion disposable cups in one year? That’s about 2.7 million coffee cups per day! This horrifying figure really shocked us and has reinforced just how important it is to be more conscious of our consumption and to treat our environment with more care. That’s why we’re huge fans of using reusable cups.

We’ve spoken to a lot of people about why they don’t carry a reusable cup around with them and the most common answer is “convenience”. It’s extremely convenient to just grab a takeaway coffee in a paper cup. With a paper cup, you don’t have to remember to pop it in your bag, carry it around all day with you and then wash it when you get home. But at what cost to our planet?

We’re very much coffee lovers here at Upcycle Studio and we want to encourage more people to say no to disposable cups. A great way to encourage this is a reusable cup discount that many Sydney cafe’s currently offer. So we’ve compiled a list of places that reward you for being an eco-friendly customer. Win, win!

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Baffi & Mo Espresso – 94 Redfern St, Redfern

BangBang Cafe – 113 Reservoir Street Surry Hills

Bar Contessa – 371B Darling St, Balmain

Brewtown Newtown – 6-8 O’Connell St, Newtown

Blacksmith – 116 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Black Star Pastry – 277 Australia St, Newtown

Cafe DOV – 130 Victoria St, Potts Point

Café Shenkin – 51-53 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville

Earth to Table – 85 Bronte Road Bondi Junction

Egg of the Universe 711 Darling St, Rozelle

Fleetwood Macchiato – 43 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville

Gusto – Bronka Arcade, Spring StreetBondi Junction

Lemonia – 4 Booth St, Annandale, Annandale

Little Jean – 1/1 Kiaora Rd, Double Bay

Single Origin – 60-64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills

The Copper Mill – 338-356 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria

The Hive Bar – 93 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville

The Royal – 128 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst

The Sandwich Shop – 44 Reservoir St, Surry Hills

The Shortlist Espresso Bar – 258 Abercrombie St, Darlington

Toby’s Estate – 32-36 City Rd, Chippendale

Two Chaps – 122 Chapel St, Marrickville

Venus Wholefoods – 14/425 Bourke St, Surry Hills

80 Bay – 80 Bay St, Glebe

2 Birds Espresso – 14 Booth St, Annandale

If you know of any other cafes in Sydney (or in any other cities) who offer reusable cup discounts, please email us at so we can add them to our list!

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