Cup Conscious Cafe Cupifesto

We all love grabbing a coffee from our local cafe in the mornings, but did you know that most disposable coffee cups aren’t recyclable or biodegradable? In fact, the cost on our planet of our coffee cups is astronomical! That’s why we are getting local Hobart cafes to sign on as a cup conscious café.

It is estimated that 58 billion paper cups are thrown away globally each year! That’s one million tonnes of paper, or 32 million trees and 100 billion litres of water, emitting as much greenhouse gas as half a million cars. It’s a mountain of waste that has serious environmental consequences.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to use their own reusable cups as a way of minimising the mountains of waste, deforestation, pollution and co2 emissions which come from our widespread use of disposable coffee cups.

As part of the Environmental Paper Network’s international campaign against disposable coffee cups, we have asked cafes in central Hobart to make a commitment to allow customers to bring their own keep cups in when they buy their coffee.


Look for the ‘Cup Conscious Café’ sticker at your local coffee shop to see if they are participating. If not, do ask them to show their support for a more sustainable approach to our coffee culture. We are looking for 'Cup Conscious Champions' to volunteer to help roll out the movement across Australia and elsewhere. Sign on to Volunteer here:

You can also check our list of cup conscious cafes to find out which coffee shops are participating.

Cup Conscious Cafes in Tasmania

Café Name


 Basket & Green   179 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Frankies Empire  129 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000
 The Stagg  138 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Atlas Espresso  Shop 2 / 18 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
 Criterion Street Cafe  10 Criterion St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Truckle & Co  141 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Small-Fry  3/129 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Artizan Specialty Coffee  60 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Waffle On Cafe  155 Liverpool St Hobart, TAS 7000
 Picnic Cafe  6a Mathers Lane, 109 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Bury Me Standing Coffee Co.  104 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
 Two Folk Espresso  64-68 Liverpool St Hobart, TAS 7000
 Nicolatte  Wellington Court Hobart