CafeSmart

A call to cafés: CafeSmart 2021

CafeSmart, an event by Australian initiative StreetSmart, is returning for its 11th year to raise funds to support community driven organisations and those experiencing homelessness. Read More
CafeSmart 2020

CafeSmart 2020 kicks off

The annual CafeSmart campaign began on 12 October 2020. Every year, CafeSmart sees cafés around Australia unite to raise money to combat homelessness.
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CafeSmart 2020

CafeSmart 2020 registration closes soon

The coffee community is set to reunite from 12 to 18 October with StreetSmart Australia’s annual CafeSmart campaign to help act against homelessness in the local community. Café registration closes 2 October.
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SmartMeals

SmartMeals provides meals to the homeless while saving hospo jobs

CafeSmart organiser Streetsmart Australia has provided more than 5400 meals to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic through its SmartMeals program. StreetSmart Australia says charity meals programs are shut across the country. With gatherings restricted and older volunteers protecting their health, food security for vulnerable Australians is an emerging challenge. At the same time restaurants and cafés are closing or reducing hours. This is making people with limited resources vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
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CafeSmart raises more than $200,000 in 2019

The annual CafeSmart campaign has raised more than $200,000 in 2019. StreetSmart Australia created CafeSmart to unite the coffee community to combat homelessness. About 800 cafés participated in this year’s campaign by donating $1 per coffee sold on 9 August.
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Laneway Specialty Coffee

Laneway Specialty Coffee

While Darwin isn’t as well known for its coffee as some major cities, Laneway Specialty Coffee Owner Lisa Heames says there is a growing coffee scene. However, it was not always that way.  “When we opened Laneway there wasn’t a lot of cafés around Darwin, just a few franchises. People would travel interstate to Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, have great coffee, then think ‘why can’t we have this at home?’” Lisa says.  “The community was hanging out for specialty coffee, so we were embraced from the start. The coffee culture has grown since then, but we’ve kept a solid group of regulars who we still see every day.” 
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