Onehunga has Auckland’s best coffee maker!
Looking for the best cup of coffee in Auckland? Then head straight over to Columbus Coffee in Onehunga.
That’s where you’ll find Ryan Clarke who has just won the New Zealand Latte Art Competition and also came fifth (and the top Auckland barista) in the New Zealand Barista Competition.
Ryan, who the family business five years ago, has now bought the successful cafe. By his reckoning he must have made over 400,000 cups of coffee in the last few years – and all that practice certainly helped in his success at the 2008 competitions in Wellington.
“It’s great to work in a business where we have a great rapport with our regular customers,” he says. “We know most of them by their first name, and have almost become part of their extended family.
“Drop in anytime and you’ll find business people having a meeting, friends and family enjoying some ‘time out’ over a cup of coffee or a snack.
“Our mission is to make their time with us as perfect as possible – a place where. our customers can enjoy being in our ‘comfort zone’,” Ryan suggests.
There’s a real sense of grandeur about the stylish early 1900 building, whether you’re enjoying a meal sitting out front; in the main room; the private boardroom or out in the peaceful courtyard.
Apart from a few specialty cakes, everything on our extensive menu is freshly baked on the premises, includ- ing The Lot (big breakfast), Jose Spanish breakfast, and the hugely popular Eggs Benedict, plus Caesar salad and potato gnocchi.
While they specialise in a huge range of coffees, they also provide a choice of delightful teas – served of course in beautiful Royal Doulton china!
Columbus Coffee in Onehunga must have the most beautiful venue of any Columbus outlet, being located in the former Onehunga Post Office on the corner of Princes St and Onehunga Mall.
They’re open 7am-5pm weekdays; 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Phone 622-2819.
Columbus Coffee: Ryan with manager Gemma, outside Columbus Coffee in Onehunga.