Vanguard literally means ‘a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas’ and this is what drives everything done at Vanguard. It pushes us to experiment with how we roast, brew and source coffee and keeps us looking to improve and grow with our staff, customers and wholesale partners.
Vanguard Specialty Coffee Co was founded in 2016 in the heart of the Dunedin CBD, surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings and funky modern street art.
The space is light and airy with large full length windows,high ceilings, concrete floors and a beautiful recycled rimubar. A full kitchen in the center of the café offers a quirky and unique menu with delicious cabinet and cake offerings made from local, seasonal, free range and organic ingredients. In addition to offering a wide range of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options; everything is made on site.
Tucked into one corner of the café is the roastery, where sacks of coffee are stacked high and the coffee roaster; a German made Probat will be under the watchful eye of our founder, Jason Moore.
His unwavering passion and dedication to quality in coffee and the hospitality industry is the driving force behind Vanguard.
Investing in staff growth and development, sustainability, ethical sourcing of our coffees and engaging customers in free cuppings and workshops are all crucial to our vision of a sustainable coffee industry for the future.