Susette Goldsmith (pic left - photo Joseph Romanos) is a Taranaki-based writer, editor and journalist and she has delivered a book for all coffee lovers and those interested in it's history.
ONLY ON THE ADVENTURES OF THE COFFEEBAR KID - THURSDAY's FROM 7.30PM Suzys-coffee-house-history- On the Adventures of the Coffeebar Kid
I lived in Wellington as a young man in the 60's and remember well Suzy's and the stir it caused when it opened after strenuous opposition from the Wellington City Council. I also remember the Anne Barri shoe shop and associated coffee bar that was just a few doors away from Suzy's in Willis Street. What a novelty those places were at the time. Just across the road from them was the Zodiac, Wellington's first licenced restaurant. Happy memories for this bookman from a distant past!
Here's a few great snaps from the past -
LEGENDARY CAFE'S OF WELLINGTON: