Brew Collective sits behind a huge glass window off the Wynyard Walk, which leads from Wynyard station to the corporate strip on Kent Street. Opposite the Westpac building, it has high bench seating, copies of the Financial Review on-hand and rows of takeaway chia pots, cups of granola and bacon-and-egg rolls for people rushing to work. The minimal design reflects the in-and-out nature of the cafe; no one has time to linger and look at knick-knacks here.
Owner Saxon Griese is also behind Charlie Coffee, which also supplies the coffee beans. He has brought a range of brewing methods to the new corporate area with his brand of filter coffee, batch filter and pour-over, as well as cold brew and iced tea. The beans are all ethically sourced.
The cafe stocks breakfast and lunch by the Wooden Whisk's Sean Flanagan, and pastries from St Malo Bakery and Little Secrets Bakehouse. There’s a range of Tea Craft teas, Where the Wild Things Grow smoothies and Botanica cold-press juices.