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!

International Coffee Day, Oct 1st

CoffeeDayBannerTo celebrate International Coffee Day, we are running a Coffee Explorer Contest.
To enter, simply grab a Coffee Explorer card in store and start enjoying your drinks! Like our loyalty cards, you need to collect 9 stamps, but, we want you to explore the coffee menu and order 9 different drinks. Your tenth drink is FREE, and can be anything you like – maybe you’ll find a new favourite!
Completed cards will be entered into the draw to win the Coffee Explorer’s Goodie Bag.
Good luck and enjoy!