MELBOURNE | If there’s one certainty in Melbourne it’s that we love our coffee – the day hasn’t truly started until we’ve had at least a cup of the good stuff. We’re also a nice bunch of people, and like doing nice things for other people. Well until 8 July 2016 there’s a way to do both. Make A Stranger’s Day is a pay-it-forward campaign focused around fun, connection and kindness.
All you have to do is visit one of the 20 participating cafes between now and 8 July 2016, buy yourself a coffee then pay a flat rate of $5.00 to cover the cost of a stranger’s coffee. The cafe staff will then randomly select a customer to pay-it-forward to; when they go to pay for their own coffee they’re given a friendly ‘with compliments’ surprise.
A sticker is attached to the coffee cup with the donator’s name marked on it. The receiving customer can then choose to join the social conversation and give a shout-out to their new virtual friend via Instagram where the spirit of community for the campaign is already growing strong.
People can support Make a Stranger’s Day by making a stranger’s day at any of the participating cafés (see below) or backing the crowd-funded campaign directly. A dollar from every pledged coffee will also be donated to the participating café’s charity of choice.
- The Treehouse (Balaclava)
- Matcha Mylkbar (St. Kilda)
- Il Fornaio (St. Kilda)
- Patch (Richmond)
- Clement (South Melbourne Market)
- Tall Timber (Prahran)
- Friends of Mine (Richmond)
- Serotonin Eatery (Burnley)
- Drugstore Espresso (South Yarra)
- St. Ali (South Melbourne)
- Deadman Espresso (South Melbourne)
- Speak Easy (Chapel Street)
- Sensory Labs (CBD)
- The Little Sunflower Cafe (Elwood)
- Home Juice Bar (Docklands)