Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Skip at Little Bean Blue Cafe

Home > Melbourne > Cafes | Coffee | Takeaway | Technology
by Mon's Adventure (subscribe)
Documenting roadtrip adventures and foodie outings. See more at!
Published August 23rd 2014
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!

Skip App
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.

Skip App
Confirmation message

It was handy that I'd also started hearing a lot of good things about Little Bean Blue, so it was a great chance to check out a new favourite of coffee addicts.

Skip App
My order

I had to search for it amidst some bland buildings on the Parliament end of Little Collins St, but found it with this sign to guide me.

Little Bean Blue
Little Bean Blue

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.

Little Bean Blue
Baristas hard at work at Little Bean Blue

If you run a venue that might be interested - the app can send these orders straight to your tablet or wireless receipt printer, as well as keep track of your customer loyalty cards. Read more here.

Little Bean Blue
My medium latte

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!
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  66
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? To skip the queue and order your coffee in a convenient and simple way
Cost: $3-$5
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles