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This Melbourne Cafe Is Phasing Out Takeaway Coffee

It's doing the environment a solid — and trying to get you to enjoy your cuppa.
By Sarah Ward
December 15, 2018
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This Melbourne Cafe Is Phasing Out Takeaway Coffee

It's doing the environment a solid — and trying to get you to enjoy your cuppa.
By Sarah Ward
December 15, 2018
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Walk into Melbourne's Napier Quarter, and you'll smell the aroma of coffee. Just don't expect to leave with a cup in your hand. The Fitzroy cafe is doing something that might seem at odds with today's always-caffeinated, always-on-the-go culture: it's phasing out takeaway coffees.

There's two reasons for the Napier Street hangout's decision, and the first is exactly what you'd expect. At a time when reusable and recyclable takeaway cups are gaining prominence — including a world-first reusable cup made from recycled coffee cups — Napier Quarter is going one step further and eliminating the source of potential waste altogether.

As reported in The Age, the other reason is all about getting Melburnians to slow down and actually enjoy their chosen brew, rather than drink it in a hurry. That queue of people usually hovering around any cafe counter, waiting for their orders so that they can walk straight out the door? Soon, you won't find that here.

Announcing the change on Instagram, Napier Quarter also announced that you'll now be able to enjoy a flat white in-house for $3.50.

According to news.com.au, the ban will come into effect by December 21.

Find Napier Quarter at 359 Napier Street, Fitzroy.

Via:The Age /news.com.au. Image: Brook James.

Published on December 15, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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