Situated right by Auckland Airport in the Landing Business Park, Percy café serves as a great start or finish to a person’s time in New Zealand.
“To help make tourists’ experiences great, we have added a lot of emphasis on our food’s ‘kiwiness’, serving up a classic kiwi style to either welcome or give a great NZ send-off,” says Roger Liu, Director of Woozoo Hospitality Group, the business behind Percy.
“We always try to use local ingredients too, to support our surrounding business and continue showcasing NZ in the best way possible.”
Percy takes its name from an aeroplane kept at Auckland Airport called Percival Gull. Roger calls the plane “a famous piece of history” that Jean Batten flew solo from England to New Zealand in 1936.
“For the name, we wanted something that had a pre-existing relationship to the area and was also friendly sounding,” he says. “The Auckland Airport International Terminal was named after the pilot, Jean Batten, therefore we decided to name our café after her plane. It’s a small connection that helps make Percy a part of the community.”
Expecting a diverse range of customers, Percy was designed by RTA Studio and Material Creative to a good place to bring any guest – client, colleague, or cousin.
“It was important to consider the environment and the neighbours, there were a lot of very established surrounding companies, so we wanted Percy to feel part of ‘The Landing’ family, to be aspirational with a level of sophistication,” Roger says. “We wanted to merge this style choice with the feel of an inner-city eatery, so it would feel like your ‘local’ and not just part of a chain of cafés.”
Percy serves coffee from Atomic Coffee, which focuses on high quality and fair-trade green beans, roasted carefully on a Loring Kestrel, for a complex and rich flavour profile.
“The team at Atomic Coffee Roasters provide us with a specific extraction recipe designed for each of their blends. Each dose and its yield is weighed to ensure a consistent extraction,” Roger says.
With COVID-19 restrictions limiting traffic from the airport, Roger says Percy has been lucky to be embraced by the local community.
“Our customers really appreciate what we are trying to do, and they continue to support us,” he says. “It’s been great to have the community rally behind us and we are thrilled to continue serving them great experiences and great coffee.”
2 Te Kapua Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
Open weekdays 7am to 3pm, weekends 9am to 3pm
+649 600 6606