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Restaurants around SA that say NO to straws and where to find them

Reusable, recyclable, or non-existent, these establishments are making this earth and ocean-friendly change.

22 Mar 2018
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ALSO READ: Here’s why you should be refusing the straw with your drink

There’s been an ongoing movement to reduce the use of soft plastic sipping straws. Straws are killing our sea life and destroying the environment at an alarming rate.

Local establishments, chain restaurants and individuals can make an active difference by encouraging our local hangouts to #refusethestraw and offer practical alternatives.

If you want to make a small lifestyle change with a big impact, consider reminding your favourite place to not give you a straw, bring your own metal, glass or bamboo option, or frequent restaurants that don’t use any harmful plastic straws (like our list below). 

Ongoing list: 
If you know of a restaurant, coffee shop, bar or retailer that is refusing plastic straws please email us. Be sure to include if they have completely banned plastic straws and/or if they have reusable straws for use. 

cape town, restaurants, refuse the straw

Cape Town:

Abode (Biscuit Mill)

Beetbox (Mojo Market, Seapoint)

Clark's Bar and Dining Room

El Burro 

Ground Art Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Honest Chocolate

La Cuccina (Hout Bay)


Nude Foods

Olive Branch Deli

Orchid on Long

Raptor Room

Shop Zero, Woodstock

The Loading Bay

The Jar Bar (Online store) 

Sushi Box

The Wild Fig, Mowbray

La Parada

Easy Tiger

Harbour House

Southern Suburbs:

Faith Juice, Noordehoek

The Food Barn, Noordehoek

Hang 10, Muizenberg

Whole Earth Cafe, Scarborough

Sirocco, Kalk Bay

Live Bait, Muizenberg

Cape Town Surounds: 

Schoon Bakery, Somerset West

Four Cousins Restaurant, Robertson 

Vygevallei Farmstall, Malmesbury

restaurants, refuse the straw

Durban and East Coast:

Parc. Cafe, Glenwood

Arts Café, Glenwood

The Waffle House, Ramsgate
The Barn Owl, KZN

Nina's Real food, Jeffreys Bay

In Food Bakery and Deli, Jeffreys Bay

Sanook Cafe, East London

Sanook Eatery, East London

Cantina and Craft, East London

restaurants, refuse the straw

Johannesburg and Pretoria:

Unpacked Living

Beira Alta at Montecasino

Gravity Cafe, Linden

Chalkboard Cafe, Maboneng

La Coco C, Pretoria East



Ocean Basket

If you are keen to buy your own, you can find different options at these places: 

Reusable straws 
Faithful to Nature

Metal straws 
Foreva straws

Glass straws 

Skunk glass

Bamboo Straws 
We Care Collective

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