Launch

 

 

Version 2 of the BYO app is now out!

Woo-hoo! After half a year of building and tester, we are pleased to invite you try out BYO. You can download the app and register an account for free.

Android users: get it from the Google Play Store

Apple iPhone users: get it from the iOS App Store

Where can I use the app?

We have a handful of participating cafes in Vancouver. When you bring your cup to purchase a drink at these cafes, kindly let the staff know you’re using the BYO app and scan the QR code they will provide.

How does tree planting work?

To add an extra layer of fun and sustainability, our program will plant a tree for every 5 cups a user saved. Our tree planting partner for this pilot is Eden Reforestation Project.

Meet our cafes

We are excited and grateful to have the following cafes join us to create an impact! More info about each cafe is also available in the app.

 

 

Kind Cafe

A zero-waste eatery in Mount Pleasant serving up vegan eats and treats and retail grocery items. www.kindcafe.ca

Location: 3080 Main Street, Vancouver

Cup sizes: 8oz and 12oz

Protocol: Give your clean cup to the staff when ordering (hold onto your lid and straw). You will pour the drink into your own travel cup.*

 

Teaspoons & Co.

A family-run tea shop in Downtown serving up bubble tea of the highest quality. www.teaspoonsbbt.com

Location: 1020 Howe Street, Vancouver

Cup size: ~500mL

Protocol: Give your clean cup to the staff when ordering (hold onto your lid and straw).*

Bump N Grind Cafe

A down-to-earth coffee shop on Commercial Drive serving up cozy drinks and eats. www.instagram.com/bumpngrindcafe

Location:  916 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Cup sizes: 12oz and 16oz

Protocol: After ordering, place your clean cup at the end of the counter where drinks are served (on the right).*

Cha Yuan

A local tea shop providing the Yaletown community with healthier bubble tea alternatives. www.chayuan.ca

Location: 1223 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

Cup size: ~700mL

Protocol: Give your clean cup to the staff when ordering (hold onto your lid and straw).*

Doughgirls

A cozy bakeshop located in the heart of UBC Wesbrook serving up homebaked pastries and desserts, drinks, and jams sourced locally from the UBC farm. www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com

Location: 3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver, BC

Cup size: 10oz and 16oz

Protocol: Give your clean cup to the staff when ordering (hold onto your lid and straw).*

 

Nelson the Seagull

A family-run business located in Gastown specializing in sourdough bread, brunch, and coffee. www.nelsontheseagull.com

Location: 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC

Cup size: 8oz and 12oz

Protocol: After ordering, place your clean cup at the end of the counter where drinks are served (on the left).*

 

Cafe Villaggio

Coal harbour‘s neighbourly place for coffee and fresh pastries with an iconic waterfront view. www.cafevillaggio.ca

Location: 1506 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC

Cup size: 12oz, 16oz, 20 oz

Protocol: Give your clean cup to the staff when ordering (hold onto your lid and straw).*

 

*at the time of this writing. Policies may change as the pandemic situation changes. As always, bringing in a clean cup is appreciated!