15 Apr The A-List: Our Top Six New Brews In Auckland
Good morning coffee!
After extensive research, it’s safe to say that coffee makes the world go round. There’s nothing better on an early morning – or anytime for that matter – than a hot cup of caffeinated comfort. A little pick-me-up to get you through the day. We all have our tried and tested spots that know just how we like our flat whites, but if you’re feeling a little adventurous, we’ve tracked down the freshest new coffee shops around Auckland. Your new favourite barista could be waiting at any of these 6 locations, it’s over to you now to put them to the test!
Takapuna’s latest hot spot is a bakery-café fusion with plenty of take-home treats and a full sit-down menu. With everything being made fresh on site, it’s hard to turn down the tasty fare. Well-known and trusted Supreme Coffee compliments the fresh food and in itself is worth the wander along Hurstmere Road.
Monday to Friday – 7am till 4pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8am till 4pm
6 Hurstmere Road
This hip, trendy little new spot is a quirky addition to the K Road and makes for a tasty inner city coffee and brunch stop. They use eightthirty coffee and their baristas are rumoured to be pretty nifty when it comes to crafting the perfect flat white. There’s also lots of tasty food on the menu and all quite substantial portion sizes, it’s definitely worth going in early – something about a bird and a worm perhaps? *HINT* ricotta doughnuts with cinnamon sugar and white chocolate whip definitely constitute breakfast
St Kevins Arcade
179/183 Karangahape Rd
Taking over from the well-known Zuz & Zo, The Governor is the new kid on the block with a little bit of spunk. This cute wee bistro café take aminimalist approach to crafting simple and delicious food. Fresh, local and organic produce is used to create unique and flavourful dishes. Another quaint addition to the Herne Bay café scene, but definitely one to keep an eye on.
228 Jervois Road
Jess’ Underground Kitchen
Another good looking spot recently added to Jervois Road is Jess’ Underground Kitchen. After publishing her first cookbook in April 2015, Jess opened her flagship store in Herne Bay earlier this year, serving up real home-cooking for everyone. Ready-to-heat meal, baking, seasonal salads, cabinet food, artisan deli goods and Atomic coffee – can’t forget the coffee!
This is the perfect spot to stop in and grab a coffee before work, or stop in on your way home and pick up something delicious for dinner.
203 Jervois Road
Cup & Bun
Cup & Bun describe themselves as a humble little espresso bar selling beautiful coffee, artisan teas and delicious filled buns. When you think about it, what more could you want? Their coffee is sourced from Caffe L’affare and fresh buns are brought in daily from Scratch Bakers. This wee spot is designed to be your grab-and-go in the morning – coffee to kick start your day and a scrumptious breakfast bun to get you started, or one to look forward to at lunchtime. If you have a bit of time on your hands or make a trip out to it when you’re not on your lunch break, they’ve got all the tools and tricks of the trade to whip you up a cold brew coffee too.
Monday to Friday: 7am till 3pm
Satuday & Sunday: 9am till 3pm
2A Hakanoa Street
L’affare – yes the same one mentioned above – is a New Zealand based coffee roaster whose flagship store is in Wellington. Finally bringing the goods up to Auckland, their newest spot is L’affare Melrose in Newmarket which is bound to become your go-to for quality, fresh coffee. A unique and funky menu is full of interesting breakfast and lunch options, comprised of tried and true favourites with a decadent spin, to the meals that change the way you think about food. The plus side – you can buy your own beans or ground coffee to bring the magic home!
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 7.30 – 3.30 pm, Saturday 8 – 3 pm.
22 Melrose Street