Last week, I got to test out a new app slowly launching itself into the live of Melburnians. It's available to everyone, but I was informed of a special discount at Little Bean Blue Cafe last week.
The app is called "Skip" and it allows you to order and pay for your coffee online, whilst choosing a pickup time at the cafe of your choice. It ultimately allows you to skip the queue, which is handy if you don't have cash and also if you're in a rush!
Choosing what coffee I feel like today!
As a new app, it's only available at selected cafes but there's still quite a few options in the CBD. The app is quite simple to use. I chose my latte with one sugar and left the comments section blank, as I had no further requests. I was then faced with a list of open cafes.
I clicked "medium" under Little Bean Blue as I heard it would be half price via Skip that week resulting in a cost of only $2.10. A bargain in Melbourne! I then chose a pickup time and received a confirmation text.
When I arrived, I wasn't sure how to go about picking up my Skip order. Upon letting the baristas know, they pointed my coffee sitting on the bench labelled "Monique - Skip". It was 7.48am, one minute after my chosen time, so I was highly impressed.
The coffee was nice and strong and I can truly see the convenience of this app in other places in the future - especially for my friends who never have cash and can't reach the minimum $10 EFTPOS requirement.
Check out where you can Skip here, and if you don't see your favourite cafe, you can suggest a venue too. For certain venues, you can also order a bite such as a sandwich. With Melbourne's passion of coffee continuously thriving, I can see this app fitting in very well to a worker's daily life!