Could Eighthirty Coffee’s new outlet on Auckland’s High Street help the street get its groove back?
Auckland’s High Street was once the hippest lane in the city, but it has recently been facing competition from nearby Britomart. Eighthirty Coffee’s new flagship space on the ground floor of one of the street’s best buildings should help it get its groove back. Designed by Dominic Glamuzina of Glamuzina Architects, the interior was envisaged as an island of calm away from the bustle of the street, and features built-in seating and bold splashes of pink courtesy of a mural by Auckland artist Yolunda Hickman. Glamuzina describes the space as “Philip Glass meets Rihanna”. Interpret it your own way when you visit it for yourself.
Photography by: Sam Hartnett