By Sarah Harrison
It’s so exciting to be part of a city with a conscience. The CBD plays host to a number of passionate, social enterprise cafes who are in it for the greater good, while serving happy punters with top grade coffee and lunch. Heading out for lunch? Why not put your appetite towards a good cause.
Ways and Means
Supporters of the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), Ways and Means is a busy, elongated café at the top end of Little Lonsdale St. Popular with local business folk thanks to its fresh, healthy and reliable offerings, it’s also a great spot for a green smoothie. 18 Little Lonsdale St.
Streat dedicates “every spare cent” from operations towards youth training programs to help break the cycle of homelessness. It also offers free WIFI at the McKillop St cafe with fresh eats, good coffee and service with a smile. You’ll also find them in Melbourne Central, too. 5 McKillop St.
Kinfolk is an eclectically decorated, cosy cafe run mostly by volunteers with 100 per cent of profits allocated to a number of partner charities. Be it from the volunteers, entrepreneurs from above, or the office workers in for some organic, biodynamic and fair trade eats, there’s a lot of love at Kinfolk. 673 Bourke St.