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Where to BYO coffee cup in Darwin

Updated: Oct 21, 2018

Taking your own coffee cup to a cafe has never been easier since ABC's War on Waste series. It kicked cafes and the public into gear, with many getting on board with the waste-free movement. In fact, you'd probably have a hard time finding a cafe that doesn't support the use of a BYO cup.

Why are take-away cups so bad?

They’re made of cardboard, so they’ve got to be recyclable, right? Unfortunately not! Disposable coffee cups are lined with a protective plastic film that stops liquid from seeping through, so they can’t simply be recycled along with paper and cardboard. So, straight to landfill.

Where to get your fix

Here’s a round-up of cafes that have a commitment to waste reduction by selling, accepting or incentivising the use of keep cups or coffee mugs. Choose these cafes next time you need a coffee fix and ask anyone not yet following this philosophy to get on board!

Note, the information provided here is subject to change. Head over to for more.

Nevaeh's Cafe

22 Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City Discount: : $0.50

Cafe 21

28 Smith St, Darwin City Discount: up to $1.80 ($3.00 coffee)

Raw Bean Espresso

39 Smith Street, Darwin City Discount: $0.30

Salvatores Cafe

21 Knuckey Street, Darwin City Discount: $3.00 coffee


1/2 Harriet Place Darwin City Discount: $0.50

Chris's Coffee

Raffles Plaza, 2/1 Buffalo Ct, Darwin City Discount: $0.50

Mad about Coffee

2/3 Parap Pl, Parap Discount: $0.50

Parap Pool

77 Ross Smith Ave, Parap Discount: $0.50

Lucky Bat Cafe

3/7 Pavonia Place, Nightcliff Discount: $1.00


26/48 Trower Road, Millner Discount: $0.50

Thrive Darwin

742 Vanderlin Drive, Berrimah Discount: $0.50

Jay's Coffee Bar

Nightcliff Jetty and Rapid Creek Markets, Nightcliff Discount: $0.50

Nightcliff Pool

259 Casuarina Dr, Nightcliff Discount: $0.50

Kings Wholefood Artisan

80 University Ave, Durack Discount: $0.50

Twice Daily Cafe

1/1 Calvin Street, Yarrawonga Discount: $0.50


Words by Chantelle Scott

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