Had to move out of our apartment to get it cleaned before tenants took over so we’re staying at Rydges on Featherson Street. Enjoying some lovely views of Wellington – wonderful sight to wake up to before we leave at the weekend.
Prime opportunity to try the Mojo on Featherston Street, down a bit towards the railway station, for breakfast this morning.
Not so good I’m afraid. The place is a bit clinical – it feels kind of awkward trying to be one of those cool cafes in the foyer of a building (like Mojo in the NBNZ building in Auckland) – however here with the shiny marble-look tiles and lots of glass it probably needs to suit a more transient customer base with more leaners and waiting spaces rather than tables and chairs in an space that feels too airy.
Bad news for my breakfast – great they had peanut butter and toast but the coffee took 15 minutes and the food another 10 – they didn’t seem to be that rushed off their feet however there was a constant line of regulars. The baristas were lamenting short staff due to a party last night – I really think customers shouldn’t have to hear that although maybe the regulars appreciated the explanation. The coffee tasted of Mojo although in this case fairly bitter, however by the time it was barely warm and sipped with toast, I managed to drink the whole cup although it was touch and go for a while.