Food Drink

Your Guide To 15 SA Trashless Takeaway Joints

Check out these restaurants and cafes that will leave you with a big grin for more reasons than just great taste.

As the War on Waste movement becomes more prolific, we’re all trying to do our bit to take care of our beloved earth — using keep cups, shopping savvy, stepping up our recycling game.

It’s not something we can do on our own, no matter how hard we try. The more the merrier, right? Which is why it’s great to see many cafes and restaurants also working to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste they produce.

Thanks to Trashless Takeaway, we’ve compiled this guide featuring some of South Australia’s cafes and restaurants who are more than willing to use your clean, reusable containers for your takeaway!

Octeine Coffee

Located in three locations near the city and in the Barossa, Octeine Coffee is the place to be for all of your coffee needs. They update their coffee seasonally in order to provide the best quality coffee, so you’re definitely in good hands.

Octeine Coffee also offer a 50c discount when you bring in your reusable containers and/or keep cups.

Brother Bear Wholefood Cafe

Brother Bear Cafe emphasises healthy, local and creative food to support local growers and artists. With all of this combined, they aim to create a change to better our future.

You can grab a healthy salad from Brother Bear Cafe and reduce your plastic waste all at once. Located at 10 Gawler Street, Mount Barker. Check out their menu here.

Caffe Boungiorno

Cafe Boungiorno at O’Halloran Hill now offers a BYO container service so you can eat your favourite Italian dish during your lunch break in the office without any waste. Whether it’s pizza or pasta, or even an Italian dessert, Caffe Buongiorno will have you covered. They’re open 8:30am to 9pm 7 days a week. Find out more info here.

Coffee Amigo

If you’re stuck on finding a place up north to grab your daily coffee (or two), then Coffee Amigo is the place to be. With great friendly service and delicious coffee, you will leave with smiles all around when using your reusable coffee cup. Coffee Amigo are located at 36 John Street, Salisbury.

Froth & Fodder

A popular brunch spot for locals, Froth & Fodder are now leading the crowd to use their own containers when grabbing their take-away goodies. Specialising in brunch delicacies and burgers, you can enjoy these in the comfort of their vintage-chic furniture and decor or in your own tupperwear!

Froth & Fodder can be located at 1/41 Mortimer St, Kurralta Park. Scroll through their Instagram for some foodie inspiration.


This is one for all the health-conscious office workers or students out there. Did you know that SumoSalad offers a BYO container service so you can grab your favourite salad and eat it in the comfort of your home, office, or even the place itself?

Try it out! SumoSalad is located all over Adelaide. The Rundle Place store is open 7 days a week. Find out more here.

Pickle In The Middle

A quirky cafe for locals in the Unley area, Pickle in the Middle offers all-day breakfast and health-conscious lunches to satisfy your cravings throughout the day. You can’t go wrong with picking up your favourite meal from Pickle in the Middle.

Pickle in the Middle are open 7 days a week and can be found at 134 Unley Road, Unley.

E for Ethel

A hidden gem found in North Adelaide, E for Ethel pride themselves on providing locally-sourced produce whilst being surrounded by artwork from local artists.

For coffee lovers (or potential addicts), E for Ethel offers a 20c discount off your coffee when using a reusable coffee cup. Grab your coffee fix and do a bit to save the environment all at once.

NNQ Express

For your late night Vietnamese cravings, NNQ Express at Grange Beach offers a BYO container service but with extra motivation to do so. You can receive 50% off your meal when you bring your own container in store.

NNQ Express is located at 646 Grange Road, Grange. You can find more information here.

Swedish Tarts

Get your beach fix in the cosy space of Swedish Tarts down at Henley Beach. Their extensive menu of brunch goodies and freshly squeezed juices are items you can’t resist.

BYO container and you can enjoy your crepes on the soft sand at Henley Beach. Swedish Tarts can be found at 22/330 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach.

Let Them Eat

Let Them Eat is a crowd favourite for veggie lovers. Located in the Adelaide Central Market, you can enjoy goodies like arancini balls or a variety of salads in your reusable container while on your lunch break.

Let Them Eat also have a location at Westfield Marion and Burnside Village. Find out more information here.

Delicia Acai & Protein Bar

Delicia Acai and Protein Bar are the place to be for all of your acai bowl and protein smoothie needs. You can relax, eat, and imagine you’re holidaying on a tropical island in their beach-vibe inspired cafes.

Delicia Acai and Protein Bar can be found at many locations across the CBD and local beaches. You can find check out their menu here.

Red Lime Shack

Red Lime Shack is the place to be in Port Adelaide for all things vegan. With fresh and locally sourced burgers, salads and desserts all on the menu, it would definitely be worth checking out.

Use your reusable containers at Red Lime Shack which can be found at 158 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide. More info here.

Goodies and Grains

For those who enjoy buying their wholefoods in bulk, you can now do so whilst bringing your own container. Store your favourite muesli and snacks in a more sustainable way!

Goodies and Grains have provided crowd-favourite snacks since the early nineties and are ensuring they play their part in supporting our environmental impact. You can find them at the Adelaide Central Markets.

The Foodprint Experience

A cafe like no other located on Franklin Street in the Adelaide CBD, The Foodprint Experience offers great food and wonderful coffee with sustainability and ethicality at the forefront of their service.

With a 50c discount when you use your reusable containers, your vegan nachos or Kangaroo burger will leave you with a big grin for more reasons than just great taste.

And there you have it!

Trashless Takeaway is an initiative that evolved into a website which strives to help customers find restaurants and cafes that accept reusable containers.

This guide is only a small selection of the contributing restaurants around South Australia. To find more local cafes or restaurants striving for a cleaner and healthier community, head to the Trashless Takeaway website at:

(And if you don’t have an appropriate lunch box to grab your fave meal to go, have you heard of Tiffin tins?)

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