Monday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Saturday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

537 Great North Road, Grey Lynn

09-376 6086

Located right on the corner of Williamson Ave and Great North Road, Kokako is a trendy wee thing of a café. It’s an ethically conscious spot, with a menu to die for. Picture buckwheat and soy milk pancakes with apple and tamarillo compote, coffee mascarpone and pistachios. Picture creamy mushrooms with polenta and parmesan. Tongue wagging yet? So much deliciousness – so little time, these options will keep you coming back for more.

The Kokako brand itself has been built upon ethical and Fairtrade values making it an extremely likable endeavour. The business sits on the board of the Auckland Fairtrade Committee, the ethical organisations they partake in are numerous, and the Fairtrade coffee beans they supply are in hot demand. In fact, this coffee has become so popular you can find it in well-known cafes such as Little Bird and Domain & Ayr, through to fine dining establishments including The French Café and The Grill.

As well as supplying excellent meals and coffee, Kokako offers products to be purchased for the home or office such as drinking chocolate, coffee beans, cold brew coffee and gift packs. That’s all your birthday and Christmas gifts sorted.

But really – it’s the vibe of the place. As you walk in, you get a feeling that everyone knows each other. The regulars and newcomers are treated alike – as part of one big Kokako community. It’s great to see an excellent café combined with a socially conscious ethic.

Words by Hannah Murray & Photography by Josh Griggs

537 Great North Road, Grey Lynn

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