Situated on Lincoln Rd, central to Addington village, Addington Coffee Co-op is a quaintly opulent, natural light-filled cafe and roastery that spins Blondie, roasts and peddles their own brand of Fair Trade (and DELICIOUS) coffee and feels like your living room (if you’re the sort of person whose living room has a pitch-perfect amount of subtle kitsch and the most affecting ambiance on the block).
The business, housed in a large former mechanics workshop, took nine months to perfect and earthquake proof (that was lucky!) and is packed to the brim at all hours with an eclectic mix of young neo-hipsters, chatty stay-at-home-mums and fancy looking suits seeking a cozy spot for a lunchtime meeting and a high-quality, freshly made slice, pastry or sandwich. In addition to their super-cool-and-conscious use of Fair Trade coffee, they also sell “organic threads” made by survivors of the sex-trade in Calcutta (www.freesetglobal.com).
So, to recap: their coffee is excellent, their décor is impeccable and their business practices are morally righteous.
Words: Hilary Post
Photography: Tom Goulter