Across the bridge north of Auckland, there is a small coffee shop called Coffee General. This gem is hidden at the far end of Birkenhead's high-street. However, if you do get a chance to go outside New Zealand's largest city, please don't forget to put this on your list of places to get your caffeine fix.
Overall grade: 5.0/5.0
- Small and cozy
- Friendly staff who like to share knowledge with you, particularly about the processes of making their different specialty drinks such as drip coffee.
- Art is present in all parts of the coffee shop, from the front-of-house to the bathroom.
- Service with a personal touch - the staff are curious to get to know about you and why you, as a tourist, made the trip from shining Auckland to sleepy Birkenhead. Because of Coffee General coffee, of course!
|Yet another coffee shop that has such a small sign.|
|Art on the bathroom wall|
|The friendly and welcoming barista|
|Advising a new staff member on the tricks to brewing drip coffee.|
|A complementary mini chocolate in the shape of a coffee bean|