Vitality Organics

Possibly the best smoothies in Aotearoa? We love this crew. They walk the walk. They mean what they make. Get yourself to Mt Maunganui and visit the Vitality Organics mother ship to fill your puku and your spirit with health and happy, happy, joy, joy. Give them a hug for us.  

IG: @vitalityorganics


Miss Lucy's

Oh the view and the woodfired pizza and the feeds and the drinks and the extras and the coffee! Miss Lucy's is a rooftop bar & pizzeria located in the beautiful heart of Queenstown. Pop in for a slice and sta a while, form 7am til late 7 days a week. Click HERE to peek at the menu...

Queenstown Life

Staying with Queenstown, we wanted to share a link to the Queen of the Qtown guides. Click HERE to have a look at Queenstown Life. Find out the inside line on how to spend those precious days of escape this summer. Have a look about the blog, too. She's funny. 

A New Era Cafe

Take a trip up to the top of our beautiful land, and on your way, call in and see Rhiannon and the team at New Era Cafe, tucked in, picturesque and perfect, just beside the Rawene/Hokianga Ferry. Serving up homemade baking, sweet and savoury snacks and happy belly meals for carnivores and vegans alike. Word is the Turmeric Latte is lovely, too...

Click HERE for a ferry timetable and go explore!

BYO Mugshots

Our kind of workplace coffee run! If you're an instagrammer, follow the link HERE and check out the page of BYO mugshots. Saving the world, one mugshot at a time! Tag your pics to join their reusable cup movement. We love them!


The Cloud... the very top of this page is a link to a bunch of resources, top tips and free downloads and signage that we have put together to help us all reduce waste: for cafes, for the work place, for home and school. Have a browse and help yourself.

Merge Cafe

Congratulations to Manu Kahlon, Merge Cafe Manager, who won this year's Kiwi Bank Local Hero Award! Here he is accepting his medal at the award ceremony held on 27 Nov in MOTAT's Aviation Hall, with Auckland Mayor Phill Goff and Kiwibank CE, Steve Jurkovich β­πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ…

IG: @mergecafe

Located on Auckland’s iconic K’ Road, Merge Café is unlike any other. With a goal to end homelessness in Auckland, every dollar spent at Merge Café goes towards support for people experiencing homelessness. This is a community based enterprise where good food and good coffee and good company act as bridges, connecting us all.  It's also a place you can pay it forward - so if you want to eat good and do good, here's your chance. 


Best Ugly Newmarket

Best Ugly are New Zealand Bagel legends, with locations in Auckland and Welly. Serving up the goods, pouring Havana Coffee, welcoming us to use our own containers for take outs, and refilling our personal water flasks whenever we ask. Magic.