Green Time

Health marries delicious at Green Time Cafe, on Fort Street in vibrant Auckland. This happy and bright, plantbased eatery and cafe is overflowing with goodie goodness for any time of day. Smoothies and baked goods as well as all you could want for a happy and healthy full belly. We love these guys to bits. Go say hello and take your resuable cup and they'll discount your brew ❤️

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Visiting Auckland? Click HERE for those good fellas of the Lonely Planet Guide

Meals in Steel

We found out about these guys from Chantal Shop and Cafe in Napier, where you can pick up some of these goods. Of course, plastic is tough as, so if you already own tupperware pots, use them forever! Plastic isn't the problem hey - it's single-use that is. See the links below for more about these goodies...and reuse, reuse, reuse!

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Handsome Frog Cafe

Ian and Janet are the owner-operators of the Handsome Frog Vegan and Vegetarian Cafe (and catering) in Whangarei. Keeping it local with Rush Coffee, these two are building their dream with wholesome food to nourish and heal in a warm community where you are welcome to kick back and be local.

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Origins in Wanganui

Origins is a charming place, understated but homely, serving you goodness, wholesome meals and treats all day long, made with love by the owner-operators. Go visit and fill your smile with People's Coffee (ethical, fairtrade and delicious). If you can't stay, use your own cup here and these guys will salute you! Pick up a Frank Green for yourself and a friend?!

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Things to do when you visit Whanganui HERE

Mug Libraries Are King

We love this. And many of our cafes are getting onto it. You can use the UYOC guide to find a cafe that operates a cup swapper system, a mug library, cup club, cup cycling, cup swtich, a booomerang cup - whatever you call it, it's the best news - for our planet, our community and our coffee life. 

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Prans Soul Food

...on Auckland's iconic K Road, you can find a tasty oasis at Prans. Vegan food, abundant with flavour and bursting with the owner's love and passion for wholesome, plant based food. Pop in and fill your water flask, stay a while and fill your belly and your soul. Say 'hey' from us!

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Nestled in Devon Street, New Plymouth, Geronimo's is a local's favourite, serving up Flight Coffee all day long. Using organic and local produce when they can, they focus on healthy brekkie, brunch and lunch and cater for all dietary requirements. And, there's more - they sell Jococups in store! These guys were one of the first on board with the UYOC guide - keen to reduce their environmental footprint, we love them!

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Things to do when you visit New Plymouth HERE

Biggie Bagels Whangarei

Discounting 50c off your locally roasted Max Coffee when you UYOC, Biggie Bagels are a perfect brekkie, brunch or lunch stop. Hand rolled, sourdough bagels: sweet, savoury and the best of both, topped up with house smoked meats, for the carnivores. See their listing with us for more. 

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