The FEderal store
H: Monday - Friday, 7am - 4:30pm | Saturday, 8:30am - 4:30pm | Sunday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
A: 440 Devon St East, Strandon | P: (06) 757 8147
Some things are meant to be.
The Federal Store's Jeremy Burton "just knew" his cafe was on the right track when the building manager, who has known the place for years, dropped in midway through renovations and saw the newly mounted vintage Tip Top mural, "He thought we'd found it under the paint," Jeremy laughs. It turns out the place was once an ice-cream parlour…"We've come full circle," say Jeremy, who with Susan, took over the cafe, formerly known as Zanziba, from Jeremy's mother and a few other owners in between.
After an extensive refit, The Federal Store opened its doors in November 2012 "and it hasn't really slowed down since", says Jeremy. He wanted The Federal Store to feel instantly familiar to anyone who passed through its doors - local or out-of-town, "60-year-olds and 16-year-olds". The cafe thrives on word of mouth and Jeremy says the early support he received from locals convinced him The Federal Store would be a success. [Next Generation, Cuisine Magazine Article]
The Federal Store is open 7am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4pm Saturday and 8:30am-4pm Sunday, serving great food and great coffee with awesome service in a fresh and cool environment. Come and sit inside at one of the quirky 50’s styled tables and chairs or on a nice day sit outside under our new awnings….even on a cold day!
Our food is made fresh daily with the love from our talented chefs and deli chefs. We bake our delicious cakes on sight and our a la carte menu changes seasonally. We pride ourselves on our fantastic brunch and lunch, our theory on this is to specialise in brunch and lunch and do it really well with the freshest…and were we can local ingredients.
There is a great selection of home made cakes and treats for morning and afternoon tea coupled with fantastic coffee.
After years of working in the hospitality industry, Jeremy has developed a true love and appreciation for coffee. He has been a Barista for the past 15 years and has had the pleasure of working with, in and alongside some of New Zealand's leading cafe's and coffee companies. In the last 5years of his life he has had the pleasure of working alongside on of New Zealand's real personalities of coffee, Geoff Marsland a Havana Coffee Wellington.
Jeremy took up the position of factory manager at Havana along with other various roles throughout the company, one of which was Barista trainer. It was then when he really tarted to gain a full understanding and appreciation of the product as not just an amazing elixir but also as a complex natural resource that, like any resource, is not always the same.
Now Jeremy has brought those skills and expertise back to New Plymouth and has worked closely with Paul Newbold and Karen Pritchard at OZONE Coffee to create his own signature blend "The Fed'.
"I think The Fed is a true interpretation of what I love the most about coffee and all the delicious qualities it has to offer." Come down to the store and try a brew...