The coffee specialists' stylish new CBD outpost is catering to all of your on-the-go needs.
Nestled on the ground floor of the building most will be familiar with as the previous home of Rakinos, is Eighthirty’s newest café and our latest find catering to our daytime cravings. Garnering a cult following for their proficiency in caffeinated goodness and good looking cafes, Eighthirty’s latest outpost is music to urbanites’ ears.
Eighthirty owner Glenn Bell has taken advantage of the prime spot in the 1920s heritage site which has been vacant for the last couple of years, with architect Dominic Glamuzina transforming the sun drenched space into a clean, contemporary café where stark white surrounds are complemented by accents of pink present in a marbled installation that spans across two walls, the creation of Auckland artist Yolunda Hickman. The impressive snow white La Marzocco espresso machine blends seamlessly and is already catering to a steady stream of patrons. And, for those in need of more than just a premium blend, consider your hunger woes allayed, with the cabinet brimming with on-the-go food options including sandwiches, slices and cake, all created by the masters at Catroux.
And then there are the two delicious draw-cards luring us in for a Saturday visit – waffles made by the maestro himself from Waffle Suprême and Syphon coffee and teas, all specially for Saturdays only – the perfect accompaniment to a spot of weekend shopping. With this tucked away newcomer quickly being discovered, it seems we’re not alone in rejoicing the opening of yet another notable café in the CBD.
Open Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm.
35 High St