Tuesday11:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Wednesday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Thursday11:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Friday11:00 am – 12:00 am.
Saturday10:00 am – 12:00 am.
Sunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
62 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro
Tucked away down an alley, Husk is the latest addition to a league of cafes, boutiques and barbers that have sprung up in recent years, breathing new life into the Ghuznee Street area. It’s a girl meets boy, fish meets chips kind of operation, bringing together two of Wellington’s greatest loves: good coffee and good beer. Dishing up big breakfasts and flat whites in the morning, fried chicken and brews in the evening, Husk has you sorted for a weekday wake-up or a weekend wind-down.
Housed in the refurbed remains of a boxing gym, Husk is the brand new home of Choice Bros’ brewery and Karamu Coffee’s roastery. The courtyard makes for a relaxing pot-plant sanctuary during the day, turned dreamy, fairy-lit hideaway after dark. If indoors is more your style, the cozy interior offers comfortable booth seating with all the industrial fixings you’d expect from a craft brewery. Peek out onto the brew floor and you may just catch Choice Bros’ Kerry Gray hard at work — watched over by a taxidermy goat sporting the brewer’s numerous medals.
There’s something a little special about drinking beer in the same room it was made, and Choice Bros own beers will begin popping up on tap from February. In the meantime, it’s a revolving door of local and international names, with more than a handful of exciting tap takeovers in the short time Husk has been operating. While beer and coffee are the main focus, there’s also a selection of wines and barrel aged cocktails — and a gorgeous selection of non-alcoholic sodas and teas. Whatever your poison, Husk’s menu offers a range of small plates that are perfect to share, or not. Good food, good coffee, good beer: Husk has all the makings of your newest inner-city haunt.
Words by Marielle de Geest & Photography by Xander Dixon
62 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro
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