Smart Ass TP

Sooo, the guys at Innocent packaging make something wonderful on the side. Smart Ass toilet paper, tree free, which supports the work of Million Metre Streams as it sells. Made from bamboo and sugar cane (yup, sugar cane isnt the best, but it sure beats cutting down trees to answer the call of nature). Click HERE to shop for your home, office or cafe...


UNder new ownership at NOVA. But there's still treats all day long, always generous with the good stuff - Nova is a full-service cafe, bar, eatery, restaurant. Smart, sharp but homely. A european style eatery, adjoing the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and perfectly located for pre-theatre or movie eats and drinks. Maybe the best skinny fries in town? And a bloody good coconut milk hot chocolate! Luscious or light lunches, hearty and wholesome dinners.  

IG: @novadunedin

A Give Away...

...that never stops. If you'd like to win a reusable flask, head over to our instagram and get into a give away that won't close 'til bottled water is banned in New Zealand - we'll draw a random winner every week or two. Many UYOC cafes will refill water flasks for us, even if we aren't customers. And we all have access to a tap at home and/or work, so the time has come to stop buying water bottles. Now. 



Keep Cup Report

Using a KeepCup results in an 88% lower carbon footprint than compostable cups including manufacture and washing. How do Keep Cup know this? Because they conducted a life cycle assessment. Read about their findings HERE...


IG: @keepcup

Rainbow Falls Tea House

Picture perfect in Kerikeri. Tea, coffee, breakfast, brunch or lunch in a beautiful setting. Look at their website for the darling accommodation option, too. Click HERE to read more about eating, drinking and staying at Rainbow Falls.

Common Ground Dunedin

At Common Ground mothership and roastery you can rock up for your espresso and take home beans and coffee gear. Be a local - this is the kind of place where the barista will remember your order - these guys are serious coffee heads. See their listing with us for more. Nick, Jo and the crew roast and pour at 3 locations around the City. Try the Dispensary on Albany too...

Laneway Espresso

These guys have been on this journey with us from the beginning, encouraging Christchurch folks and cafes to reconsider their relationship with single-use waste. They'll hook you up with a discount when you UYOC and refill your water flask for nothing, so, eat, drink coffee and be local! Legends. 

IG: @lanewayespresso

The New Zealand Coffee Co.

We love these guys - proactive as heck about making the small but steps to make NZ a leader in sustainable hospitality. And as Aucklanders know, their coffee is super special, everytime. See their listing with us to find out more about this roastery flagship cafe...

IG: @thenzcoffeeco