the price of a cup of Coffee at the cafe in Cowaramup by Jo Castro
A Cappuccino coffee at the cafe in Cowaramup, near Margaret River in SWA will set you back $3.50. Wondering what’s the price of a cup of coffee where you live?

Just today my hubby said to me:

“Remember how I paid $4 for two slices of toast at VAT2 in Bunbury a few weeks ago when we had breakfast there, and how we all thought it was shocking?”

“Yes …” I said, wondering where this was going.

“Well, seems like WA restaurants might be having a bit of a shake-up, and trying to emulate Melbourne prices.”

“How comes?”

“Some places in Perth are advertising coffee for $2.”

“Wow, that’s something to write about,” I said, thinking next time I’m going to seek these places out and promote them.

What’s the price of a cup of coffee where you live?

So that got me wondering – how much do you pay for a cup of coffee at your fave cafe or restaurant?

I’ll start…

what's the Price of a cup of coffee in Western Australia by Jo Castro

My favourite place for a coffee is at Dome in Bunbury. I love it because I can sit and sip by the sea (and they have free wi-fi), but I do pay $4.00 for my regular cup of cappuccino pictured above.

I can’t remember where I took the photo below, but I obviously liked the swirl 🙂 and the biscotti which were served along with it.

what's the price of a cup of coffee
Love it when my coffee comes with Biscotti

I’d love it if you would share this post, and then let us know in the comments, how much you pay for your favourite coffee tipple, plus where in the world you are.

A few of ZigaZag’s friends on Facebook have started the ball rolling:-

Jess in Cervantes pays $4.50

Jane in Ellenbrook coughs up $4.70

Yolanda in South Africa pays from around $1.20 – $1.50

Helen in England forks out  $2.70

Now it’s over to you? What do you pay? And where are you?

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  1. I love Happy Wife in Austral Parade Bunbury. Coffee is always good and is $3.50.
    If you haven’t been there, I can recommend it.
    On restaurant experiences, we were charged for ‘natural water’ once at a Bunbury restaurant. It was a long time before we returned.

  2. Thanks Denise, yes, lovely water views there too 🙂 I know, it takes quite a while to get over being overcharged, doesn’t it.

  3. Wow, Jan, and we thought we paid a lot for a cuppa over this side! I’m just about to join you for coffee with a view … see ya 😉

  4. Hi Jo,
    Wanted to weigh in from the U.S. : 1.95 will get you a good cup of coffee at Starbucks, but you can pay much more if you like the fancies. A caramel machiatto will set you back 5-6 bucks. Same for a mocha latte.
    Loved your pics of coffee by the water and coffee with biscotti. Fun stuff!

  5. Thanks Josie! I’m hoping someone in Australia will tell us how much a coffee costs at Starbucks here in Australia. (We don’t have one in WA)

  6. I have a theory that the more remote the place in Australia, the more expensive the coffee. For example in the CBD, takeaway coffee is $2.80-$3.50 (excluding the $1 coffee from 7 eleven!) but I’ve paid $5 for a coffee in the outskirts of the city. Less competition means higher prices.

    In Italy, coffee is 70 cents in a small village to 1.20 Euro in the cities. That’s the standing up price, it costs more to sit down.

    Sorry I’ve only had starbucks once in the US and I can’t remember how much it was. I’ve never been in Sydney, I’m a bit of a coffee snob 😉

  7. Your coffee with that view looks well worth the $4! I’m in Melbourne and pay $3.80 for my daily cup. I hate to think how much I spend on coffee over a year!

  8. Yes, it’s the view that does it for me! I dread to think how much our cups of caffeine cost us over a year!

  9. Ah, the Italians have got that one right, Christina! And I guess going for a coffee in Italy is a very different cultural experience to Australia. But wow, what a price difference. I used to love Starbucks when we lived in the Philippines, but like you I’ve kind of outgrown it, unless i’m waiting for a connecting flight at Kuala Lumpur airport! Your theory about remoteness and the price of a good coffee is spot in, I reckon.

  10. I have certainly noticed the price of coffee and cake going up! But with some of the views we can get with it, I don’t complain!
    Have a wonderful week and thank yo for stopping by my blog last week – we have been away trecking and only just back – so catching up!

  11. I know what you mean Jill, and it’s always nice to get out of the house for a different view. No probs, and looking forward to seeing accounts of your travels soon.

  12. Each to their own, but I’ve never been a big fan of coffee, and when my flatmate told me she probably pays about £40 a month for coffees on her way to work, I couldn’t believe it! I haven’t even moved off my £10 PAYG mobile tariff! Ok, so maybe I need to be less tight! I’m English though. We’re not exactly known for splashing the cash…

  13. I know what you mean! It does seem a ridiculous waste of money when you add it up. Well done you for being thrifty … I’m trying to instigate a new habit … to take a thermos and sit by the beach instead of paying for coffees out.

  14. I’m in Melbourne and paying anywhere from $3 to $3.70. $3.50 is about standard for a takeaway in Melb CDB and surrounds now days.

    This is just a small coffee too, nothing ridiculous like giant tall ones or anything!

    Good post!

  15. Hello Tim, thanks for adding to the conversation. Wow, coffee in Melbourne looks a little more reasonable in price than it is over in WA. $3.70 – that’s pretty good I reckon 😉

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