You clutch the nearly empty cup close as the waiter stalks past for a fourth time in 10 minutes.
Returning to the work on your laptop, you mindlessly finish the last sip of coffee that’s been rationed the last three hours. The waiter arriving before the empty cup hits the table, asking you what else you would like to order. Their judgemental stare and the fact that the free wifi has run out, driving you out of the café… until tomorrow.
We’ve all been there. At least good friends Cameron Thorp and Steffan Levet have. So when they experienced the European working-café culture whilst abroad, where customers are encouraged to order a coffee and stay for the day, they knew they had to bring it back home.
If you’re a lover of quality coffee, fast internet and good vibes, you’ll be glad they did.
Situated on Karangahape Road, the specialty coffee house and shared working space has already become the new spot for creatives and coffee lovers alike. Like the name, Holm’s aesthetic is Scandinavian inspired. It’s lofty ceilings, simple black seats and grey breezeblock walls give it a light spacious feel. A refreshing change from the small, busy environment of many NZ cafes. The bare walls sparkly adorned with different artists in and around New Zealand.
Go up to the counter and you’ll meet yet another one of Holm’s draw-cards; JD Coulter. An auburn-haired coffee maestro who will make you wonder what’s really bringing people here, his rich brews or his Irish-lilted chat.
Worked up an appetite while smashing that University essay or business brief? Holm has you covered with a sandwich based menu that takes toasties to the next level. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic smashed avo or want to get fancy with a grilled prosciutto ham paired with Swiss cheese and chipotle sauce.
Walk past any morning or afternoon and you’ll see them. Looking effortlessly cool as they drink black coffee and do the trendy things that people who work remotely do. You’ll want to drink coffee and be cool with them.
So what are you waiting for?
* All opinions may or may not have been formed and written at said cool space, a severe amount of coffee was drunk in the production of this piece; the lady in the photo above knows what's up. *
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00opm // Saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm // Sunday closed.
295 Karangahape Road