Worm Cafe Review – A High Quality And Sturdy Worm Farm

Turn your organic food waste into rich compost for your garden. The Worm Cafe is a 3 tray stackable worm bin with a robust design that does not age. It is suitable for both outdoor or indoor use. In our Worm Cafe review, we describe why this worm farm is an excellent choice.

  • Flyproof lid
  • Good ventilation with air holes on the side of each tray
  • Large liquid collection tray with angled drainage
  • Very easy to setup
  • Hinged lid makes it easier to feed worms
  • Instructions engraved inside the lid
  • Simple and straightforward design
  • Rectangular shape – takes up less room than a circle shaped worm bin
  • Legs contain ant caps
  • Not as easy to harvest worm castings as the trays can become heavy (but not as heavy as some other worm bins)
  • Only has 3 trays

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The Worm Cafe is a stackable worm bin, made from recycled plastic. There are 3 large trays. It is well-built and stable. The legs include caps to prevent ants from climbing up. Note that in older designs of the Worm Cafe, the legs would buckle under weight.

It has a similar design to the Can-O-Worms worm farm except that it is rectangular in shape. So it fits well in corners, taking up much less room than the Can O Worms.

Worm castings produced by a Worm Cafe. The proof is in the pudding in our Worm Cafe review.
Worm castings produced by a Worm Cafe. The proof is in the pudding in our Worm Cafe review.

This Worm Cafe review needs to highlight the removable hinged lid feature. Simply lift the lid to one side, peel back the worm blanket and add your kitchen scraps. I also quite like the “How To Take Care of Your Worm Farm” instructions engraved under the lid. Check out our guide on how to maintain a worm farm.


The Worm Cafe worm bin comes in colour black and has a sleek appearance. It really looks great.


The assembly of the Worm Cafe worm farm should only take a couple of minutes. It is super easy to setup. All you need to do is attach the legs, screw the tap on and then sit the trays on top of each other. No tools required!

Air Ventilation

Air ventilation holes are present on the sides of each tray. This means the contents inside the bin will not get soaked when it rains.


The liquid collection tray comes with a tap. The bottom tray sits high enough off the ground to be able to place a bucket underneath the tap. I always leave the tap permanently open.

The liquid collection tray is slightly angled so that liquid drains towards the spigot. With older designs you may need to elevate or lift the rear on the worm bin for drainage.

The liquid collection tray is fairly large, with a worm mound so that worms can climb back into the bottom tray.


A Worm Cafe worm bin positioned in the shade. A sleek design which sits nicely in any garden.
A Worm Cafe worm bin positioned in the shade. A sleek design which sits nicely in any garden.

The multi-tiered design provides a decent amount of capacity and space. 3 trays is more than enough. Otherwise the worm bin might start to look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You start out with one tray. When the first tray gets full then that’s your queue to add another tray on top. And when the second tray gets full, the third tray goes on top. When all trays are completely full, take the bottom tray out, empty it for your garden and the cycle begins again.


It would not be a complete Worm Cafe review without mentioning the price! And the great news is that this worm bin is not too expensive. It sits in the middle range in terms of price compared to other worm bins.

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Worm Cafe Review Conclusion

The Worm Cafe is a great choice for intermediate worm composters. It has a sturdy design and a sleek appearance. It has a lasting look and feel that does not seem to age. A great addition to your composting artillery.

5 thoughts on “Worm Cafe Review – A High Quality And Sturdy Worm Farm

  1. I have the worm cafe and was wondering if there’s any advice on how to keep the lower levels cool? We have had 40+ temps.. I have my established worm farm in an open shed, under shady trees and i have the lid elevated with timber to allow heat to escape. I have lost all worms in trays 2 & 3 as they went down due to the heat and drowned. This is the second time i have had a mass loss. Is there any instructions or tips (short of bringing them inside) for heat prevention?

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Keeping your worms cool is a challenge a lot of people face in warmer climates. I live in Melbourne Australia where temperatures can exceed 40°C or 104°F over Summer. I move my worm bin inside over Summer. Aside from moving your worm bin inside, you can bury a frozen bottle of water wrapped in newspaper in your worm bin to create a cool zone. But this is too easy to forget so moving your worm bin inside is the best thing you can do.

      Check out this blog post which lists some tips on how you can keep your worm bin cool on hot Summer days.

    1. It’s better to have it slightly damp. But your worm blanket will absorb some moisture from the bin. So it’s not that important. If I add dry shredded newspaper on top, as long as I have some fresh food scraps in there, it quickly becomes damp.

  2. I keep my worm farm in the garage which is the coolest part of the house (Western Australia). if the termperature outside the house exceeds 37 celcius for more than 2 days, then I place a small bottle of frozen water ( the small soft drink bottles) into the top tray. I may replace it 2-3 times over the next couple of days as required. The heat in the worm farm rises so no need to lift trays and place bottles in lower trays. also keep an extra eye out to ensure that the food doesnt go anaerobic in the warmer weather. I like to push cardboard/dry grass/scrunched up toilet paper rolls into the bedding with a bit exposed on top.

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