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Name: Johnny Leung
Cafe: Archie Cafe
Side hustle/s: Father for two non-for-profit kids
Personal coffee order: Espresso and Flat white
Years in the industry: Too long
Signature dish: The Classic on a sesame bagel. (Smoked salmon, creme friache, capers, lemon juice). Simple yet delicious.
Most unhelpful piece of advice ever received: “Ask someone else”.
Highlight of the year so far: Nominated for the Lewisham Awards for Outstanding Barista and entering the NZ Toastie Takeover Competition.
A great song: Old Thing Back - Notorious BIG feat Ja Rule
A great book: Stephen Kings - The Body
Most embarrassing coffee moment: Making my very first coffee without any training. The coffee was sent back. I was told “This is TERRIBLE”. Till this day, it’s still haunts me.
The best thing about making coffee: Knowing that making a coffee has helped to brighten someone day.
Kindest customer/ experience: During the tough times of Covid, we had so much love from the community who continued to support our small business. I feel blessed and grateful to them all.
Personal or business coffee IG account: @archiecafe_