Right: Korean Chicken Sando
Left: Keto Muffin
Right: Chicken Avo Pide

Have you tried Cafe Perch? Meet the cool new Freemans Bay coffee shop you need to visit

Those who find themselves in need of a caffeine hit like clockwork would do well to discover Cafe Perch, the new(ish) Freemans Bay cafe we’ve just discovered that caters to all of our workday needs. Conveniently found in an enlarged, foyer-style space on Hargreaves Street, this destination is the perfect new addition for anyone in the area, whether for a coffee on the fly, a fresh sandwich for lunch, or a place to perch for a while in the middle of a busy workday.

Left: Coffee by Eightthirty.

A vision of Drew Brown (who worked in the space when it was formerly Red Rabbit, which he describes as more of a specialty coffee bar) and the neighbouring RCP offices, Cafe Perch exists as the kind of space every office block needs. Brown uses eightthirty coffee — roasters known and loved around town — and has teamed up with Five Loaves to offer fresh daily sandwiches and other baked goods. When Denizen visited, the cabinets were stocked with delicious Chicken Caesar Wraps, Korean Chicken Sandos and Veggie Pides, as well as some fresh toasties, frittatas and slices — offering something to suit any taste or need.

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Left: Vegetable Pide. Right: Korean Chicken Sando.

The space itself is simple but sleek. Brown worked tirelessly over one weekend with a friend to ensure no disruptions to the local coffee trade in the address’ handover. It features tall, cavernous concrete walls, curtains and plants to add warmth, commissioned artworks and a large communal table paired with IMO stools, where you could quite easily bring your laptop and set up shop for some time.

Open Monday through Friday; we consider Cafe Perch essential for anyone looking to add a little more pep to their step, whether you find yourself near or far.

Opening Hours:
Monday — Friday, 7.30am until 3pm.

Cafe Perch

25 Hargreaves Street,
Freeman's Bay, Auckland



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