Simplicity is king at No.7, a coffee spot by day and bar by night on Pitt Street near Karangahape Road. This is a relaxed venue that’s a good stop-off point for a weekday coffee or a drink on the weekend.
The space seats 18 inside and a few more on shared tables outside. While the interior is pared back, high ceilings and clean lines keep it feeling airy rather than poky, with orb-like lampshades suspended from the ceiling.
From Monday to Thursday, No.7 is open 7am until 3pm for Coffee Supreme filter and espresso, and a small food menu that includes tuna melt and veggie melt sandwiches and other snacks.
On Friday and Saturday nights, No.7 becomes a late-night destination – open from 5pm until 2am. For those looking for a wee-hours nightcap, here’s your place.
Drinks-wise, there’s natural wine and beer on tap, plus a concise bottled selection that includes prosecco. On-menu cocktails include a Negroni, Espresso Martini, Margarita and Amaro Highball. It’s important to owner Jack Young that there are comparatively affordable options on offer, so you can order a glass of organic wine for $12 to $14, and there’s a happy hour that includes $10 prosecco and tap beer on the weekends.