Our Story

Founded as a boutique roastery café in Wellington by Steve and Julie Gianoutsos in 2003, Mojo Coffee is now one of New Zealand’s most experienced and respected independent coffee roasters and café operators. Starting from humble beginnings on Wakefield Street, we’ve grown like a family, working with passionate individuals along the way. We are now operating 35 cafés between Auckland, Wellington, Japan and China.

Don’t be fooled – we’re still a very small team of incredibly hands-on, passionate people. Each and every one of our cafés is a collaboration between ourselves and our architect – each space designed individually and specifically for the location and building that we are operating in.

While each store is unique, so too are our operators. We partner with passionate and experienced senior staff members to operate our cafés. Unlike a franchise model, this enables the Partner/Manager to benefit from co-owning their own café, with customers receiving the same trademark Mojo experience at each and every café.