Sydney’s fast growing dining scene, including eccentric pop-up cafes and ornate restaurants, has seen an increase in all-round more sustainable practices. From sourcing local and organic vegetables, to fair trade coffee and philanthropic dining experiences, here are some of Sydney’s top ethical eateries that give back to the community and to the environment.
1- Lentil As Anything
Situated in the community of Sydney’s inner-west, Lentil As Anything is a not for profit restaurant whose main mission is to provide wholesome and nutritious meals to the community, where money is not a concern. The meals are provided with the assistance of volunteers in the community and instead of a price tag, they only request is a contribution based on the individual’s unique experience.
The restaurant and organisation promote the values of human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community, and show us how, through these values, we can create a giving society where everyone is treated equally and provided equal opportunity.
Address: 391 King St Sydney Australia
Gratia, Latin for gratitude, is bringing the philanthropic café concept to Sydney’s chic Surry Hills. Sydney’s first ‘profit for purpose’ café is giving away 100% of their profit to charity. How does that work? Pretty simple really. Once the bills and staff are paid, the rest of the money goes to people who need it more than we do.
Half of all donations received through Gratia sales will go to the project’s own foundation, The Pure Foundation. The other half will go to charities decided by the customers themselves. Customers can either choose from a charity or nominate their own. With all day breakfast from 8 to 3pm, stop in and help to support the causes they, and you, care about.
Address: 372 Bourke Street | SURRY HILLS Sydney