Discover some of our newest Outposts while your out on the road this summer


Summer feels like it's finally arrived, except for that southerly wind (can it get out?)  so we thought you might like to know a few new spots to refuel at over the break — because is it really even summer if there's not a road trip? 

The top of the South

Herb and Olive62 High Street, Blenheim
Closed for the holidays, back open from Thursday the 3rd of January
Herb and Olive opened the doors to their beautiful old bank space in Blenheim in October and already have a keen local following. Richard and his team are passionate about local produce (to include in their dishes) and their shelves are stocked with local goods such as tea from Heke Homemade Herbals whose blends consist of 90% locally grown herbs and only 10% imported. It's the perfect spot to pull into if you're only in town for a few days, or literally passing through. 

 

On the East Coast

Mahia Service Station — 1484 Nuhaka Opoutama Road, Hawkes Bay
Mahia's permanent population sits at around 700 souls but people have been travelling to the pennisula since forever ago — beautiful Rongomaiwahine once lured Kahungunu to Mahia and when he finally arrived he was delighted to find that the stories were not exaggerated — it's true, the place is stunning. So when Tina, Dee and Mike, owner operators of the Mahia Service Centre, got it touch we jumped at the chance for our little bird to compliment such a jaw-dropping part of our country. Stop in and say hello to Tina on the tools.

Mitzi and Twinn — 118 Heretaunga Street, Hastings
Closed for the holidays, back open from Thursday the 3rd of January
Melissa and Harriet, the two lasses behind Hasting's newest opening Mitzi and Twinn, have been feeding the people of Hawkes Bay by way of grazing platters for a few years now. In November they were thrilled to open the doors to their own permanent home - as they previously operated out of the kitchen of the local school! Drop in for a delicious breakfast or lunch and if it's too warm for a coffee from the machine, know you can order our Nitro Cold Brew on tap instead!

 

The Coffee Project — At both 6/22 Hull Rd, Mt Maunganuiin Bin Inn, Papamoa
Closed 1st & 2nd. Back open from Thursday the 3rd of January
If you're round Papamoa & the Mount there are two new spots where service is quick to get you back on the road but the banter is too good to flee. Pop into either their spot in Bin Inn in Papamoa, perfect for stoking up on more road trip supplies, or their second espresso bar on Hull Rd in the Mount.


Six Forty Six
— 
646 Port Rd, Whangamata
Open everyday, even on the 1st
If the Coromandel is your jam this summer then be sure to take your sandy feet into Six Forty Six in Whangamata to fuel up before kayaking out to Whenuakura. The vibe is relaxed and they're now serving our Nitro Cold Brew, Forage + Bloom's Sparkling Iced Tea and local beer on tap!

 

Middle Ground

Theo's Place385 Grey St, Hamilton East
Closed 1st & 2nd. Back open from Thursday the 3rd of January

Theo's (run by Hamiltonian local, Theo!) opened with a line out the door in October and have been going flat tack ever since. Theo has been part of the Kōkako family as a barista for years so we feel like proud parents to see him open his own spot. Find him behind the machine alongside his team (and our beans) with a full service kitchen and plenty of seating in Hamilton East.


 

Heading into the Big Smoke

Good Karma Coffee22 Jellicoe St, Freemans Bay
Closed 1st & 2nd. Back open from Thursday the 3rd of January

If you're staying in or heading into Auckland City over the summer you cannot miss the newly revamped and reopened Auckland Fish Market. Pato, from the Good Karma Coffee truck, has taken up permanent residence there amongst the fishmongers and new stay-awhile restaurant vibe. Remember to take your reusable cup down for a Nitro Cold Brew, filter or espresso and once you're caffeinated we highly recommend giving the Little Lato gelato a go too. 


Mondays Wholefoods
— 
503b New North Rd, Kingsland
Closed for the holidays, back open from Saturday the 5th of January
After a few shaky hands at the wheel Kingsland institution Mondays has a new captain and we've jumped aboard! Julie and her son Mitch have pulled together a tight energised crew that's sure to have you heading back down their little drive again and again. 

 

Heading North 

From the Heart (ex Charlie Cocos)— 312 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
Open everyday, even on the 1st
Not too far from Auckland central, and much closer to the slow summer life, you'll find the ardent team at From the Heart. Just a few hops back from Orewa beach they're serving Kōkako beans on their baby blue La Marzocco (or through their Nitro tap!) and the best smoothies for miles. 

 

Mr Grind2 Wharf Street, Warkworth
Open except for New Years Day
Tucked away in Warkworth you'll find Mr Grind but there's no 'Mr' there - you'll find Sally, the owner operator, on the tools. Grab a cup of our Mahana Blend and stroll down to the Mahurangi River at the bottom of the street to sip it in peace.