Being a loyal Coffee Supreme fan girl I put on my (apparently pristine) Supreme t-shirt and headed down to the revamped Woodward Street retail store this morning to bask in its newness on opening day … hoping they’d let me in the door seeing as my loyalty has somewhat wandered elsewhere in the Supreme family of late with my blatant adoration of Customs Brew Bar and Ralph’s Brazilian beans! However, I had been going to the Woodward Street store for years and always enjoy a catch-up with the guys there so wanted to go see what all the fuss was about.
It’s a fantastic transformation! The store was teeny tiny before and other than removing 2 layers of false and mezzanine ceilings to give them room upwards, the store is no bigger but it’s totally different and very very cool. Here’s a photo from Supreme’s blog of the ‘old store’ (more here)
And here’s what it looked like when I went down this morning
It’s now a really cosy garage/workshop space with shelves of coffee stuff (some proudly displaying the new Woodward logo) and interesting little details like an ‘exhibition space’ in the brick wall – currently on display is a little Vespa model (am wondering what orange thing I can take down from my collection to display ‘on loan’!)
While still mainly doing retail and mail order beans, there’s plenty of room for a handful of people to stand around and chat and the guys will even make you a mug of coffee (in a much-loved old brown mug that you’d easily believe came from a workshop bench) from their Clover, on the house, so you can try different coffees and learn about the tasting experience.
A true coffee haven! When I got back to the office I could still smell coffee – delicious!