Richard Corney, Matt Graylee and Nick Clark founded Flight Coffee in 2009 with the express purpose of improving the roasting and sourcing of coffee in Aotearoa. Flight now has coffee farms in South America and research and training centres back in New Zealand, but to truly get a sense of what Flight Coffee has achieved, head to its flagship Te Aro venue, The Hangar.
It’s located on Dixon Street in a high-ceilinged industrial space with booths, bar stools and banquettes throughout. Sitting in, you can get Flight flights (that’s three flat whites, filters or espressos brewed with different beans and blends) and an all-day menu of cafe classics.
Order a bacon butty with a fried egg, cheese and chilli jam, a breakfast burrito, Hangar hotcakes or granola, or build your own breakfast with a selection of separate components from local suppliers such as Eastbourne Quality Meats thick-cut bacon and black pudding, Wellington Sourdough bread and Zany Zeus haloumi.
While the coffee is obviously a drawcard, the wider drinks list includes teas, a matcha latte, lemon honey and ginger, freshly-made smoothies – and a small selection of craft beers and brunch-suitable cocktails.
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