One Year In…

We have reached a significant but fairly arbitrary milestone – the cafe has been open for a whole year now.


What a helluva year it’s been! Six baristas have been and gone already and number 7 still appears enthusiastic despite the 6.30am starts. BabyCoffee joined us and brings a whole new element of chaos to the place. We’ve had reviews in the paper, random interviews on the radio, a spot on early morning TV, paid advertising with Coffee Party competitions, a very strange podcast session in which I was pronounced an ‘Improvement Vector’ and even a TV crew appearing on our doorstep unannounced and getting our customers to recite poems. Novels have been written in here, books and other businesses launched, crafts have been sold, art has been auctioned and charity funds have been raised.  And recently we even hosted a wedding reception!

Coffee has been bought, sold, won, given out for free, exchanged, spilled, burnt, roasted, ground, brewed, poured over, filtered, tamped, pressed, decaffeinated, bagged, instagrammed, stepped on, sworn at, written about, accidentally consumed by BabyCoffee, studied academically, posted, supped, slurped, swigged, enjoyed, cupped, sampled, iced, flavoured, baked into cake, composted, scrubbed into bath salts, and cycled around the city.

I’m sure Year 2 will bring even more surprises! Onwards and Upwards, my friends!

Are you a Coffee Ninja? Come Join Our Team!

We’re hiring!

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This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge within the coffee industry and become a part of a friendly and close-knit team. The successful candidates will possess:

  • A genuine passion for coffee – barista experience not essential as full training will be given, but we want you to love what you do!
  • Experience in a similar food and customer service environment (medium volume, multitasking roles etc)
  • Exceptional attention to detail (from presentation, cleaning, hygiene and service)
  • Ability and willingness to seamlessly work and manage the floor as required (to ultimately flow through as an all-rounder if required)
  • Have exceptional and personalised customer service and teamwork skills
  • Above all else, have a positive and pro-active attitude to grow with us

As this role is ultimately to assist in the flexibility of our operation hours, you must also have genuine flexibility in your availability which will include weekends and early mornings. Exact days, hours and schedules will be discussed with the successful candidates.

If you think this is you, get in touch by email or apply within with your resume. We’d certainly love to hear from you.