Story: Restaurants and food outlets

Farmers' coffee bar, late 1950s (2nd of 2)

Farmers' coffee bar, late 1950s

In the late 1950s a coffee bar was opened in the Farmers' department store in Auckland. This was a modern advance on traditional tearooms, which had been operating in the store for decades. The gleaming coffee machine and drinks menu in the foreground offer no place for tea.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Restaurants and food outlets - Liquor licensing and dining out', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39592/farmers-coffee-bar-late-1950s (accessed 11 April 2021)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 5 Sep 2013