If you remember last week's Husky rendezvous to Petit Bocal, you'd know why this time we find ourselves in Ponsonby. Apparently previously known as “Good One” (we thought it was still called that – confusion), 42 Douglas Street now serves as part café, part Supreme Coffee HQ and part National Geographic archive. Set in an indiscreet warehouse just off the bustling streets of Ponsonby, this place screams indie-cool; a perfect place to bring your Melbourne friends when they start ranting about their (supposedly) superior café culture.
Upon arrival, you'll be enticed by the aroma of coffee beans, the impressively large brew bar and the extensive brewing equipment that caters for everyone from the curious inquisitor to the cultured coffee-snob. The staff are approachable and informative - there's also a tasting session every Thursday morning to explain the various roasts. Because their focus is on the liquid gold, us Huskies only had a few cabinet selections to choose from – though, as you can imagine, the coffee was impeccable. A perfect place for individuals or smaller groups due to their small-scale seating - the six of us were tucked a little tightly in the passageway at the garage door. Luckily we were distracted by the rather yummy charcoal felt seat-coverings and mantles, probably for those winter drafts. Good one.
Louise said 'Nice to catch up with ol'cryptic crossword buddy, Al Keating, and score some free Supreme beans - booyah. Tuna thingo was delishimo but range of food not really large enough to accommodate a regular Husk lunch. Good One is definitely nailing it's target market of coffee lovers tho - either in for a quick brew or to grab cabinet food and a bag of beans on the run.'
Innie said 'This is why I love Auckland City! Lots of small, unique and edgy cafes hidden from the public! Only those who seek shall find! And we did! Yeehee!'
Katie said 'Love the understated, industrial interiors - really makes a statement about New Zealand coffee culture. The pie was chunky and flavoursome, but I feel like I'm cheating on the Fridge...'