A new coffee spot as sprung up off Burnett Street.
Owners Gareth and Jamie Cadogan spend Saturday nights running the Print Room nightclub and have added a day-time cafe next to their hospitality business.
The new cafe uses Atomic coffee beans and will sell cabinet food prepared by the couple, who operated a cafe in Oamaru before moving north just before lockdown.
They have four children and have organised their new cafe, One Ninety Nine, with nearby office workers and parents in mind. The cafe is accessed off the alley by Stoked Cycles and the MSA. It sells take-away coffees and has sit-down tables and a quiet room for mums to feed their babies or for children to play.
Gareth said they were pleased their hospitality businesses and home were now in the one town and they were able to put their skills to best use after lots of lockdown planning. Gareth is a barista and cook, while Jamie is a qualified chef.
He said the food would cater for keto, non-dairy and gluten free appetites and there would be no extra charge for almond or soy milk in coffees.
The couple hope to also hire the cafe out for special events, like birthdays and parties, or for cocktails. They are adapting to customers’ needs.
One Ninety Nine opens on Monday from 6.30am until 11am, then from 6.30am-3pm Tuesdays to Fridays and 7am to 2pm on Saturdays.