Aucklanders and visitors to the city looking for quality, good value food and coffee now have more options than ever before after The Coffee Club opened its doors at Mission Bay on Thursday 17 April 2014. "It will extend the range of food and drinks available in Mission Bay and the surrounding suburbs," says Andy Lucas, co-director of The Coffee Club New Zealand. "The Mission Bay cafe is a lovely, modern space with a great view overlooking the beach and bay. It's the perfect place to catch up with friends and family, whether it is for a quick caffeine fix or a relaxed brunch or dinner."
For the new owners, Amit Chatrath and Amit Luthra, a combined passion for meeting new people, the cafe culture and a love of food led to the decision to join The Coffee Club group. "I'm very much a people person," says Amit Chatrath who runs front of house at The Coffee Club Mission Bay. "I love meeting new people and interacting with customers. I was always accused of talking too much on my report card at school!" While Chatrath deals with front of house, Amit Luthra is in charge of the kitchen. "Cooking is my passion. If I'm not cooking I'll be watching food TV. I've always wanted to run a restaurant or cafe."
The business partners who have been friends since childhood are also determined to be a valuable asset to the Mission Bay community. "We are keen to support the local community in any way we can, be it through sponsorship of schools, sports clubs, RSAs, offering employment for locals or any other means."
The Coffee Club Mission Bay is fully licensed and offers a large range of hot and cold drinks, along with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. It's open from 7am-10pm Monday to Friday, 7:30am-10pm on Saturdays and 7:30am-8pm on Sundays.