The Strictly Coffee Company, Dunedin

It’s the colour that captures your attention.

From the outside, Bath St. (just off the Octagon) in Dunedin can seem rather grungy. That is until you stumble upon a fire-engine red façade. Brick walls painted a red far more intense than the red of the original bricks, one supposes. Against a white rectangle bright red letters announce that you’ve discovered The Strictly Coffee Company.

A stalwart of the Dunedin coffee scene for over 17 years, The Strictly Coffee Company is, as its name suggests, absolutely serious about coffee. Head Roaster Jarrod Baigent stands guard over the roasting of espresso blends that are supplied to around 500 cafés and restaurants throughout New Zealand’s South Island.

But for the two of us, we who are thirsty and weary of feet, The Strictly Coffee Company is a place to stop and rest and enjoy a cuppa. The décor here is retro-chic with different rooms featuring various artworks and an open courtyard that is warmed by the sun.

It’s here, in this urban garden, that we recover, surrounded by greenery and an aggressive mural by a Kiwi graffiti artist. The building itself is over a century old, previously housing a stamp-maker’s workshop. So we recuperate, amidst nature and history.

And the fiery red of the brick walls. Never forget that. Bold, like the coffee.

但尼丁八角廣場附近的Bath St街上也許行人不多,
也不像是遊客鐘愛的街道,
不過這裡卻隱藏著一家口碑不錯的咖啡館The Strictly Coffee Company。
以裸專漆上鮮紅色的外觀,再配以白色的招牌,
從大老遠就能看到,來到Bath St你就絕對不會找錯地點。
站在從咖啡館外,店面看似不大,
不過踏入裡頭你就會發現別有洞天,
除了吧檯和室內的座位,這還有一個放置了好些桌椅和陽傘的庭院,
加上種植了不少的綠色植物,是個讓人心情放鬆小角落。

提起咖啡,單從咖啡館的名字就能猜到這的咖啡師們對待咖啡的態度。
嚴格的篩選豆子,再到自家烘焙豆子,
開業有十七年的他們除了讓咖啡客們能享用好喝的咖啡外,
更提島上許多咖啡館和餐館的豆子供應商。
在八角廣場逛街的你,如果想找個歇腳處來杯咖啡
可以像我們一樣來這坐坐,聽說這的糕點也很不錯呢。


The Strictly Coffee Company
23 Bath Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm / Sat-Sun closed
+64-3-479-0017
strictlycoffee.co.nz

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