cafes around australia adjusting to covid-19

March 25, 2020 in Australia

The daily routine of many a hospitality professional has changed ten-fold over the past few weeks. We as an industry are thinking of new and innovate ways to maintain businesses and employment. But at the café & restaurant level, what is most important is that this innovative new approach is being driven by pure passion. Being thrown into the deep end with no boat or paddle, we would like to acknowledge the creative measures some local cafes & restaurants are doing to stay afloat during this unprecedented time.

This live list will be updated as news breaks.


St. Ali – General Store Now Open. Essential Items for household, kitchen & life. Coffee, groceries, & a full pre-order takeaway menu. Curbside Pick Up Available.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am-5pm.

Location: 12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne



Seven Seeds – all flagship sites open for takeaway only. Online order & pickup/deliveries of retail coffee, including 4L cold brew casks.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am-2pm.



Toms Coffee – Now Pat Tom Soup. Fresh batched soups, changing every day. Prepared & delivered next day around Melbourne. Minimum 2L order at $17.50. Direct Message on Instagram to order.

Location: 44 Sackville St, Collingwood


Theodore’s – Now Ted’s Grocer.

Order Online for Pick Up or Delivery of grocery items: Basics, Produce Boxes, Immunity Boosting, Pantry, Sweets, Deli, Alcohol, Ready-Made Meals. Also starting a pop-up takeaway platform for hospitality workers who have been displaced or lost their regular employment. Their first guest is 1800Lasagne. All items delivered personally by staff.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm

Location: 4 Saxon Street, Brunswick



Project 281 Café – Open for Takeaway, all profits going towards staff on duty.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7-11am, Weekends 8-11am

Location: 281 Albert Street, Brunswick




Patricia – Now takeaway only, serving out of their windows. No longer accepting reusable cups.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-2pm

Location: 493 Little Bourke St, Melbourne



Bean Squeeze – Drive Thru serving Coffee Supreme, accepting contactless card payments only.

Location: Various locations surrounding Geelong.



Lune Croissanterie – Now takeaway and delivery only. Call 0467 048 540 to order and pay for delivery over the phone. $50 minimum order, $5 delivery fee. 8am to 3pm, or until sold out.



King & Godfree – Now a takeaway essential grocer & deli. Small Goods & Prepared fresh meals. A range of lasagnes, half-cooked pizzas (to finish at home) and pantry staples are all on offer via Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-6pm

Location: 293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton



Proud Mary Coffee – Offering delivery of the Proud Mary Breakfast Box, an assortment of items including thick cut bacon, DIY hash mix, ‘burn’ eggs, milk, hot cake mix & home made English muffins. Feeds 2-4 for $45.

Location: 172 Oxford Street, Collingwood



Bar Americano – Now delivering their world-renowned cocktails within the CBD at no extra charge. Bottleshop now open also through the window.

Location: 20 Presgrave Place, CBD



Attica – The best restaurant in Australia is now doing takeaway as well as a morning bakery. For takeaway, options are available to sample some of Attica’s most renowned dishes & wines. Order and check out the menu here. The Bakery is running from 9am-12pm, selling fresh baked goods & Market Lane coffee.

Location: 74 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea



Blume Coffee – Offering “Hospo Discounts” online to hospitality workers effected financially by COVID-19. Espresso Bar still open for takeaway only.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 7am-12pm.

Location: 2 Yarra St, Abbotsford



Everyday Coffee – Still roasting, offering takeaway & retail coffee from their Collingwood space. Available for pick up or delivery online.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am-11am.

Location: 36-38 Sackville St, Collingwood



South Melbourne Markets – fresh produce pre-order drive-by pick ups. Head to their website to contact specific open vendors.


Meatsmith – Home delivery is now available for a wide range of meat, ready meals, grocery and pantry products. Same day delivery, delivering all the way from Brighton to Brunswick. $100 minimum order for free delivery.

Locations: 273 Smith St, Fitzroy. 227A Barkly St, St Kilda. 612 Hampton St, Brighton.



New South Wales

Single O– Café Corner store, Food essentials, pre-made meals, Take away food and coffee. Also, an online retail a coffee kickback program to support local cafes.

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 4pm

Location:60-64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills



The North End Cafe – Free delivery contact free delivery care packs, Take away food and coffee.

Opening Hours: 7am – 3:30pm

Location: 24 McKeon St, Maroubra



Matinee – Doing full menu pickup and delivery, coffee and booze also available! Place your orders though out Uber Eats Deliveroo and Menu log. Or call 95197591

Opening Hours : 7am – 4pm

Location: 23-29 Addison Rd, Marrickville



Rueben HillsFull take away menu pickups and drive though options available. Pro tip, order coffee online and its free!

Opening Hours : 7am – 4pm

Location: 61 Albion St, Surry Hills



Edition Coffee – Takeaway food and coffee, Pro tip order your retail coffee online and you’ll receive 20% off!

Opening Hours : 8am-12pm

Location: 60 Darling Dr, Haymarket



Q on HarrisTake away menu, coffees and Retail coffee. Curbside pickup also available.

Opening Hours : 6:30am – 3pm

Location: 597 Harris St, Ultimo



Sonoma – Take away and Deliver pantry essentials, coffee and food. Free delivery for over $20 orders 4km from venues except Glebe

Opening Hours : vary by store



Rising sun workshop – Take away ramen, burgers, booze, groceries and coffee beans use the kickback code to KICKBACKRSW for a discount on purchase via single o website

Opening Hours : 8am – 3:30pm, 4pm – 10pm

Location: 1C Whateley St, Newtown



Paramount Coffee Project – Full menu available for takeaway, order online and pickup on commonwealth street.

Opening Hours – 7am – 4pm

Location: 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills



Welcome Dose – Full menu take away and delivery, Pro tip free local delivery for 3 or more items.

Opening Hours – 7:30am – 3pm

Location: Shop 13 The Cannery, 61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery



Queensland/Northern Rivers

Allpress Espresso– retail, takeaway coffee & food.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am-2pm.

Locations: 11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay. 36 Wellington Road, Brisbane


Coffee Supreme– retail coffee & takeaway

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am – 12pm

Location: 3 Gibbon Street, Brisbane


Bay Grocer– retail, takeaway coffee & food.

Opening Hours: 6am – 3pm

Location: 63 Tennyson Street, Byron Bay


Clunes General Store– retail, takeaway coffee & food.

Opening Hours: 7am – 5pm

Location: 33 Main Street, Clunes


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