The Crave Collective
Crave Café is owned by a collective, a neighbourhood ‘whanaungatanga'* if you will. Some years ago, a few of us got together and decided we wanted to make Morningside a better place to live. We asked the locals what the neighbourhood needed most and addressing social poverty was top of the list. So we chipped in and started Crave where all of our profit goes towards the community - now we all get to live and work in the best of places. Seems like a good time to us.
One of the basic cravings of humanity is to connect with each other. We think that outstanding coffee, superb food and engaging conversations in locally-crafted spaces are a brilliant way to show ‘manaakitanga’+ to all.
We’d like to thank you for supporting this community and making our neighbourhood a better place to live, simply by living a little with us.
*relationship, kinship, sense of family connection through shared experiences; provides a sense of belonging.
+ loosely translates to ‘hospitality’ and includes welcoming, kindness, generosity, respect and support, especially to those visiting.