Little Black Coffee Truck

MondayOpen 24 hours.

TuesdayOpen 24 hours.

WednesdayOpen 24 hours.

ThursdayOpen 24 hours.

FridayOpen 24 hours.

SaturdayOpen 24 hours.

SundayOpen 24 hours.

Mana Esplanade, Mana, Porirua

022 353 9311

Even when doing something as simple as selling coffee from a truck, there’s plenty of ways to get it wrong - nice then that Little Black Coffee Truck does everything perfectly from start to finish. Fairtrade and organic Peoples Coffee is the choice of bean here, and expertly made in the little interior means this spot has picked up plenty of loyal customers very quickly.

If caffeine is not your thing, there’s raw chai (made in house with plenty of spices), beetroot or tumeric lattes, although it’s pretty hard to get past the Whittakers hot chocolate menu.. The scattering of stools outside mean you can perch with your coffee if it takes your fancy, but with the esplanade right on the doorstep it seems only right to take your brew down to the water's edge and take in the views. Sweet treats anyone? Try the bliss balls, banana bread or granola bars all made in house, or warm your mitts on something from the muffin menu, (and just by the way, all the food is refined sugar free, while vegan and gluten free options are also on offer).

A friendly spot that acts as a bit of a neighbours hangout, don’t be surprised if it seems the cool baristas behind the counter know everyones name and order off by heart. Talk to the regulars lining up and you’ll frequently hear how they drive past plenty of other coffee spots simply to come here for their daily brew.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

Mana Esplanade, Mana, Porirua

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