In November 2010, brothers Jesse Simpson and Shepherd Elliott decided to team up and open Ti Kouka. The perfect team, Jesse runs the front of house, curates the beverage list and serves up beautiful coffee while Shep, the talented head chef, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to produce outstanding food. Helping Jesse manage the floor is Alice, who also serves fantastic coffee and strives to create a memorable experience for all. They are complimented by a talented kitchen crew and a friendly cast of wait staff who, together, bring a warm and inviting environment with food to die for into the heart of Wellington city.
“We believe that using the freshest, seasonal produce gives our food and drinks an edge that you can taste and feel that it is our responsibility to continue the standard of produce we enjoy now by composting all our scraps, recycling everything we can and continuing to assess and improve on our practices.”
Posboss – Outstanding Café Winners 2014
Voted by hospitality industry insiders as the most Outstanding Café in Wellington.
The Capital Awards are the Wellington region’s premier hospitality awards. They celebrate everything that comprises hospitality in Wellington; from the kitchen teams and baristas, front of house teams, ambiance and style through to outstanding restaurants, cafes and bars.
Wellington is known as the culinary capital of New Zealand boasting the largest number of bars and restaurants per capita. Home to more than 3001 cafes and restaurants located throughout the city offering the finest food, wine, coffee and great service.
The Capital Awards encompass the entire Wellington region; including the heart of Wellington city and reaching as far afield as the Kapiti Coast, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa.
VISA Wellington On A Plate ‘Burger Wellington’ Champions 2013
We are extremely proud to have been crowned champions, amongst an amazing field of burger contestants, in the WOAP Burger Competition 2013. Our winning entry was the ‘All About Longbush Pork Burger’ served with Wairarapa Large Black pig bacon, roasted pork belly and pulled pork shoulder with pickled cucumber, hoisin mayonnaise and iceberg on a steamed bun. Thank you to Longbush Free Range Pork for an amazing product.
VWOAP has promoted the creativity and uniqueness of Wellington’s talented hospitality industry and we have had a lot of fun using this event to express our art.