Vanguard Specialty Coffee Co.
Monday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Tuesday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Wednesday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Thursday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Friday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Saturday8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Sunday8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
329 Princes Street
Previously known as Mojo South, Vanguard is a fresh look and take on the independent coffee scene in Dunedin. Retaining the business and space, owner and operator Jason Moore opted out of the Mojo empire to follow his own personal vision of a small innovative coffee company and café.
Born again as Vanguard, the café is spacious yet engaging, with a real industrial feel, and is well divided into areas for roasting and retail, cabinet staring, communal patronage and quiet corner coffee conversations.
The routine roasting creates a real warmth of activity and conversation amongst the regulars and staff and is open enough to have a nosey and inquiry. Jason regularly holds tastings and workshops for the team – they’ve actually been so popular and informative some floaters from surrounding cafes have been known to attend! And it’s not just about espresso here; there are other brewing methods such as Aeropress and Chemex available and, as well, Saturday morning tasters. They only use organic milk too.
There’s also a real emphasis on food with the kitchen openly placed in the middle of the café. Using all local produce where possible, it’s about a healthy modern menu and offerings with everything made in-house bar the bread. Paleo and gluten aficionados are also well accommodated.
The team at Vanguard are passionate, educated and are breaking the mould of your Dunedin coffee experience.
Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Naomi Haussmann
329 Princes Street
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