About UYOC

UYOC.CO.NZ is an online café guide. It stands for Use Your Own Cup and it is pronounced [you-yok] or any way you want to say it!


We represent cafes who are committed minimizing their environmental impact by welcoming us to use our own cups when we take out. Every cafe listed here will pour a brew into any vessel we bring them.


Many of our cafes have gone further still and have stopped serving plastic straws, will refill water flasks for no charge or compost food waste. You can see who is doing what at UYOC.


We also work as a philanthropic, social enterprise, stepping in to connect folks who can help each other do good, and stepping up to fund local projects and initiatives. We have no ego - we just want to see the world we leave to the next humans be one they can thrive in, respecting their entitlement to secure natural capital and the rights of all living things to clean air, water and land.


And all profits from the UYOC guide are distributed to social and environmental NGOs and charities who work to alleviate suffering and defend the natural world. Just have a look here or let us know if you know of a deserving organisation here




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