Leeds Street Bakery


Tuesday8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Wednesday8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Thursday8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Friday8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Saturday8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Sunday9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

unit 6G/14 Leeds Street, Te Aro

04-802 4278

Wouldn’t it be grand if there was somewhere you could consistently find fresh baked brioche or rye toast for breakfast in the morning? Imagine then, that as the sun got a bit higher in the sky, that same fresh bread got layered into tastefully composed sandwiches with robust ingredients like pastrami, aged cheddar, and pickled onions.

What if you also had the convenience of espresso or filter in the same place, with that single origin blend from distant shores imparting the sweet, slightly bitter notes of its life story, as you weighed up whether to grab one of those chewy-looking cookies from the thick stack on the counter?

Yes, it’s safe to say that bakeries and coffee go together like black coffee and pastry, which is probably why the boys from Willis Street’s Ti Kouka established this simplistically elegant café in the heart of the old Hannah’s Shoe Factory building in town.

You may not be lucky enough to live in an old shoe factory but you can still relive a mystical Sunday morning experience like this from afar with a quality coffee and a sourdough Leeds Street loaf to-go.

Words by Matt Paterson & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

unit 6G/14 Leeds Street, Te Aro

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