Sunday, May 30, 2010

Monkey Business

The Monkey Cafe on Chapel Street supports the very serious plight of the orangutans in Borneo. In addition to monkey memorabilia (soft toys, trinkets, etc.) littered around the cafe, you will also notice framed photos of the 17 orangutans Monkey is currently sponsoring.

What does this mean for 17 lucky ones? Protection, food, and the freedom to live in its own environment amongst its family and friends.

Monkey promotes palm oil free products, and both their coffee and tea are organic and free trade. Palm oil is currently the biggest threat to the habitat of orangutans. Find out what I learned here.

Whilst I was impressed with their work with great apes, the food was less than impressive. I don't think I would ever return for a bite, perhaps just a tea/coffee. The service was very good and the host seemed to know most patrons by name.

Monkey is located at 157 Chapel Street, St Kilda and is open daily until 6:30pm. They are happy to provide you with as much information as possible to help support their cause or to become a sponsor yourself.

For more on what you can do to help or to donate now, visit The Australian Orangutan Project.

Happy Sunday x

"Always eat grapes downward - that is eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape will seem good down to the last.  If you eat the other way, you will not have a good grape in the lot."  ~Samuel Butler

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