Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters may have a long history in New Zealand’s coffee industry, but there is one notch the roaster has never added to its belt: operating a coffee bar. Read more
Pic’s Peanut Butter World is almost like something out of a Road Dahl book. A giant peanut butter jar sits outside the factory doors, which open to the public for tours six days a week. Read more
Saturdays are for fun and relaxation. That’s one of the reasons why Eddy Yu named his first café in New Brighton, Christchurch, after the first day of the weekend. Read more
After competing in multiple National Barista Championships and working as a sales representative in the coffee industry, Long Nguyen developed an ambition to bridge the gap between specialty coffee and mainstream consumers.
Out of this dream Café New Chapter was born in Wellington, New Zealand. Read more
Leafe Café in Newmarket aimed to provide an oasis for customers in the new Westfield Shopping Centre where it opened in November 2019.
“We wanted to create a place where people could come and relax. It’s serene, with lots of greenery and big open windows. People can come in, take a step back from business or shopping, and have some really good food,” says Marketing Manager Mary Tapsell. Read more
While New Zealand often lays claim to having invented the flat white, Pour and Twist in Wellington has taken a different direction, serving only filter coffee.
The manual brew bar saw some teething pains when it opened in 2017, but the local community has come to embrace its artisanal approach to coffee making. Read more
For Shunsuke Kamoda and his wife, a chef and barista by trade, opening a café was the perfect way to combine their talents and passions.
So when the pair started Kohitsuji Café in downtown Wellington, they had the necessary knowledge on food and coffee covered. Read more
In a former warehouse in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, Ozone Coffee Roasters’ new eatery and roastery combines industrial elements with a warm, hospitable feel. Creative Director James Gurr says this creates a space that morphs throughout the day.
“We had been seeking the right opportunity to have an Auckland presence for some time. We wanted to find the right place and although it took longer than we expected, the space we found in Grey Lynn was just the spot, within a community we couldn’t wait to be a part of,” James says.
“It’s a leafy suburb, a stone’s throw away from Central Auckland and Ponsonby Road. It’s busy but relaxed at the same time, and there’s a sense of discovery in finding our spot which our customers love.” Read more
Five years ago, Volt Espresso opened a hole-in-the-wall shop in Newmarket, Auckland to showcase its coffee and imported equipment. Now, the boutique roaster has branched out with a second espresso bar in the Auckland CBD.
“When we started off, no-one else in the area was doing anything both good and fast, so we were able to captivate that office worker market,” Owner Peter Grant says. Read more
The last thing Cathie Cottle expected when she opened Kind café in Morningside, Auckland was for members of the All Blacks rugby team to frequent the female oriented café.
“It is not a demographic we aimed for at all, but we’re very close to Eden Park stadium and a couple of our All Blacks are of different faiths and have dietary needs because of that,” Cathie says.
“While developing Kind, I was given free rein to basically make it a café where I would like to go, and because of that we have a largely female demographic. We’ve been pleasantly surprised to have a lot of guys come in too.” Read more