Coffee Break

Visiting one of our studios? See the finest selection of coffee from our studio cities. Grab one on the way or, even better, we’ll meet you there.

Jump straight to your city. Adelaide, Auckland, Beijing, Brisbane, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Perth, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney


Andy Gentry – Studio Chair

Amano, located at street level of our Auckland Studio in the historic Quay Buildings, is our unofficial Board Room. Our clients really enjoy the relaxed vibe the original warehouse presents and its high ceilings and exposed timber beams create an open, raw space that is perfect for sharing our passion for good coffee, design and food with our clients.


Rosina DiMaria – Studio Chair

All of us here in the Adelaide studio are happy to host clients for a coffee or bite to eat at Eleven. Located in the plaza of one of our beautiful buildings (11 Waymouth Street), the cafe is an oasis in the middle of the city – there’s always a spot in the sun when the weather is nice.


Sarah McMahon – Associate Principal

We’d recommend Botero for its relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to its high ceilings and lovely industrial fitout, the space has an authentic feel and plenty of space to sit. Most importantly, the coffee is always great!


Jean Weng – Studio Chair

Located on a busy street close to the studio, Baker Coffee is the best street-side coffee in the city. Relaxed and quiet enough for conversation to flow, the café has a nice vibe and is perfect for people watching.  


Samer Charara – Principal

Relaxed and refined, Al Mandhar serves sweet and savory delicacies and is the perfect place for afternoon tea. It’s also located within Jumeirah Al Naseem, a 5 star luxury waterfront resort designed by Woods Bagot right next to the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Los Angeles

Amanda Sigafoos – Marketing Manager

Nice is located in a public plaza across the street from the historic Los Angeles Central Library. A large fountain splashes nearby and there are always open tables under shade umbrellas to enjoy the sunny day. It’s central location attracts everyone you know or want to know. Plus, there are donuts!


James Taylor – Studio Chair

Aptly named after the owner, Alex, Alex Coffee is awesome coffee from a great guy – it’s the best place for a friendly chat and always feels like a home away from home.

Hong Kong

Jango Wong – Studio Chair

Elephant Grounds is the perfect place to chill out while getting a much-needed caffeine hit, the café serves an amazing array of different beans and the fit out will tempt even the most selfie-adverse visitor to document the experience!


Bronwyn McColl – Principal

Fiord is one of Melbourne’s best kept coffee secrets – delicious coffee, great sandwiches, and the owner and staff will always greet you with a smile! Being Melbourne, it is (of course) tucked away down one of the city’s laneways but, don’t worry, we know the way!

New York

David Brown – Principal

I love 787 on Stone Street. It’s a small hole in the wall with great coffee, pastries, and prints of art on the limited wall space. Situated on a quaint FiDi street, 787 is standing room only with a couple small chairs – great for a casual meeting or post-lunch espresso. They also put a lot of love into their foam art!


Dragon Long – Principal

Seesaw is really committed to making full-flavored, fuss-free coffee, and they never disappoint. In addition to cozy indoor seating, there’s also a large courtyard out front that provides plenty of natural lighting. 


Rosie Oliver – Senior Associate

Conveniently located a few doors down from the Singapore studio, Bakers Bench is our favorite local coffee shop thanks to its great coffee and delicious pastries 


Sarah Kay – Studio Chair

Hesters is basically our 7th meeting room. You will always find a table or two of W-Bers discussing a project over a coffee, 9 times out of 10 they will invite you to join them. 


Kukame McPierzie – Studio Chair

Hemingway Café serves consistently great coffee and has a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere. There are plenty of spots to tuck away for a meeting, or perch and people watch. Although we’re a little biased (our team did the design), this is hands down one of the nicest places to have a coffee in Perth. 

San Francisco

Maureen Boyer

There’s great coffee all around San Francisco so, instead of sitting inside, why don’t we have a takeaway coffee and explore the city? The walk from 88 Kearny to the Filbert Steps is a great route to take for a walking meeting – let’s walk, talk and enjoy the sunshine!

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