Wednesdays Espresso Bar

Monday6:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Tuesday6:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Wednesday6:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Thursday6:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Friday6:00 am – 3:00 pm.



17 Wellesley Street West

If you’re working in the CBD and missing the fine organic coffee of Kokako, Wednesdays is the spot for you. Tucked just off Queen Street near Aotea Square, this earthy little coffee bar is passionate about bringing fast, delicious espresso to the office workers, commuters and university students who make up it’s loyal following.

With the vibes of a Manhattan style coffee bar, perch at the window with your newspaper under the large green ferns, catch up with the other regulars and procrastinate with some first rate banter on your way to work. Young Tyler Kells learned the ins and outs of coffee working as a barista at Kokako from the age of 17, and has now realised his dream of an inner city coffee bar that concentrated on great coffee and fast, friendly service.

Serving Kokako coffee (of course), Wednesdays also offer filter brews, Fine & Dandy tea and Karma Cola. Those brave enough must try their famous Nitro brew- cold coffee served from a tap, thick and frothy like a Guinness, and infused with nitrogen that will kick start your brain for the day (delicious with a splash of full milk or cream). Get in quick to nab a bite of their delicious scones and sandwiches which the boys whip up from scratch.

A favourite with the regulars is their American style sweet scone; made with blueberries and almonds and perfect with a hot filter coffee. Wednesdays pride themselves on quick service, delicious coffee and first class banter- the best way to get through the day.

Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Beka Hope

17 Wellesley Street West

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