CafeSmart is an annual, one-day fundraising initiative that supports local not-for-profit organisations and Australians in need.

To help, just buy a coffee on August 3, 2018 at one of 600-plus participating cafes across Australia. Each cafe donates $1 from every coffee sold on the day. Last year the initiative raised an impressive $215,500 with this simple idea.

The full list of participating cafes is available here.

Seven Seeds

A strong contender for Melbourne's best coffee (with a menu to match).

114 Berkeley Street, Carlton

Wide Open Road

If only every cafe had this much personality.

274 Barkly Street, Brunswick

Top Paddock

A local landmark from Melbourne cafe royalty.

658 Church Street, Richmond

The Kettle Black

One of Melbourne's most sophisticated cafes.

50 Albert Road, South Melbourne

The Counter

A family-friendly cafe you can count on.

96 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

Steam Junkies

A family-run cafe that’s serious about coffee.

7-9 Florence Street, Brunswick

Higher Ground

The team behind Kettle Black and Top Paddock go beyond cafes with this CBD spot inspired by hotel hospitality.

650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Industry Beans

Another warehouse cafe with coffee roasted on site.

Warehouse 3 62 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Stagger Lee’s

Single origin coffee and tales of cold-blooded murder come together at Proud Mary's second cafe venture.

276 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Noughts and Crosses

No-nonsense food and coffee in minimalist surrounds.

32 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington

Tivoli Road Bakery

Tivoli Road bakery treats southsiders to a feast of baked delights.

3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra

Brother Baba Budan

Another pillar in the Seven Seeds coffee empire - with lots of seats.

359 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar

Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.

76 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Three Bags Full

Abbotsford's first serious cafe, and still one of its best.

60 Nicholson St, Abbotsford

The Mabel

A sweet and homey cafe with high standards.

9 McKeon Road, Mitcham

Short Straw

Where the menu appeals to everyone, even kids.

734B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

St Ali

The busy headquarters of a growing coffee empire.

12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne

Sensory Lab

A cellar door for coffee.

297 Little Collins Street , Melbourne

Terror Twilight

All-day breakfasts and “feel-good” food.

11-13 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Sensory Lab Collins Street

Specialty coffee in a futuristic setting.

Shop 1 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

Rustica Canteen CBD

A no-fuss dining hall where sandwiches are the main attraction.

33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne


Sustainability, simplicity and even transportability are the guiding principles of this Footscray cafe.

16-20 Leeds Street, Footscray

Reunion and Co

It’s designed to feel like your lounge room. But you could never make food this good at home.

472 Bridge Road, Richmond

Mister Fox

Breakfast with panoramic views over a golf course.

352 Canterbury Road, Ringwood

Ascot Food Store

A vibing cafe that puts plenty of effort into its food.

320 Ascot Vale Road, Moonee Ponds


Coffee is the focus at this spot from Axil Coffee Roasters, but the menu is no B-team.

410 Bridge Road, Richmond

Axil Coffee Roasters

A cafe and roastery by a couple with serious coffee credentials, including an Australian barista championship.

322 Burwood Road, Hawthorn


A minimalist cafe catering to South Melbourne workers and their quick lunch breaks.

269 Coventry Street , South Melbourne

Eeny Meeny

No-fuss food in retro surrounds.

96 Young Street, Frankston

Earl Canteen

Say goodbye to soggy office sandwiches.

403 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Common Galaxia

This totally remarkable Seddon cafe is named after a totally unremarkable small silver fish.

Shop 3-4 130 Victoria Street, Seddon


Brunch, coffee, bread, milk, fresh flowers and coconut ice.

11 Argyle Street, West Footscray

Collective Espresso & Kitchen

Still the best coffee in Camberwell.

3 Cookson St, Camberwell

Coe & Coe

Shoot some hoops while you wait for a panini, juice or coffee.

25 Stephenson Street, Cremorne

Candied Bakery

An Aussie bakery with a sweet American twist on the west side.

81a Hudsons Road, Spotswood

Allpress Espresso Roastery and Cafe

The New Zealand coffee company has expanded with its first Melbourne roastery and cafe in Collingwood.

80 Rupert Street, Collingwood


Community and coffee meet in this Fitzroy espresso bar by Dimattina.

30 Kerr Street, Fitzroy

Auction Rooms

A buzzing, industrial-chic spot operated by St Ali.

103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Bad Love Club

Eat dessert first at the west side’s “boozy bakery”.

Shop 5 68-82 Hopkins Street, Footscray

Black Flat Coffee Brewers

Commuters love this stand-up cafe by the station.

Shop 6 39 Kingsway, Glen Waverley

Gold Drops

A compact “natural-coffee” bar.

183 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Good Times Milk Bar

A landmark corner store turned colourful, Californian-cool cafe – with a four-legged-friendly courtyard.

83 Tucker Road, Bentleigh

5 & Dime

5 & Dime is serving real-deal, New York-style bagels in the CBD.

16 Katherine Place, Melbourne

Heartattack and Vine

A Lygon Street espresso and cicchetti bar.

329 Lygon Street, Carlton

Hendriks Cafe

A veteran barista is behind this industrial building turned cafe.

105-107 White Street, Mordialloc

A dedicated porridge, bagel and coffee bar supporting Melbourne’s homeless, and distributing free school lunches.

6 Florence Street, Brunswick

Kings and Knaves

Prosciutto, pears, smoked salmon and cheese blends – this isn’t toast you make at home.

277 Williams Street, Melbourne

Mason Dixon Bourke Street

If it’s American and fits between two slices of bread, you’ll find it here.

LG2 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Mr & Mrs Anderson

A former Michelin-star chef doing Japanese-Scandinavian fusion.

398 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East

Northcote Bakeshop

Freshly baked sourdough, single origin coffee and Nancy Wilson on the record player.

571A High Street , Northcote

Rustica Canteen Hawthorn

Much better than your high school canteen. Trust us.

121 Power Street, Hawthorn

Sensory Lab Rialto

This outpost from the coffee specialist puts food on the same pedestal as coffee and design.

525 Collins Street, Melbourne

Short Round

A Thornbury cafe that epitomises the concept of a local haunt.

731 High Street, Thornbury

Small Axe

Pasta for breakfast?

281 Victoria St, Brunswick

Small Graces

A cafe committed to Victorian producers and makers by a former chef at Annie Smithers’s fine diner in Kyneton.

57 Byron Street, Footscray


A kitsch and colourful Venezuelan cafe.

69 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Sourdough Kitchen

A no-frills bakery supplying the good food we know and love.

172 Victoria Street, Seddon


This tiny Seven Seeds-owned cafe caters to workers on the move in Crossley Street.

2/14 Crossley Street, Melbourne


A friendly Ripponlea local cafe.

48 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea


Old-school Italian coffee making gets a second wind at this Carlton cafe.

100 Leicester Street, Carlton

Sweet Evelyn

Brunswick’s sweet spot for specialised cakes and macarons.

128 Union Street, Brunswick

The Parlor Milkbar & Kitchen

Homewares and good food, side-by-side.

40 Weatherall Road, Beaumaris

The Queensberry Pour House

A coffee house near Melbourne University with bottomless filter coffee.

210 Queensberry Street, Carlton

The Stables of Como

A nostalgic garden cafe in South Yarra’s historic Como House.

Corner Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra

Tom Phat

All-day dining at this Thai-infused cafe on Sydney Road.

182-184 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Tom Thumb

A petit Flinders Lane espresso bar from two old hands.

53 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Two Tall Chefs at the Cheese Shop

Specialty cheeses and plenty more.

665 Nicholson Street, Carlton North