The name Lufkin originates from the word ‘love’: that pretty much says it all.
Owners Dan and Frances drew their original inspiration for Lufkin from friends and farmers in Nicaragua, a Santa Barbara sunset, the still blue waters of Lake Tahoe and a magical trip through Wales. For most of us, Lake Tahoe and Nicaragua are half the world away - but, at Lufkin, that shouldn't really matter. The important thing here is stepping back, taking some time to enjoy a coffee roasted through inspiration, and rekindling some of your favourite memories in the most unique of surroundings.
Hidden away down a characterful alley in Pontcanna, Lufkin's Scandinavian-esque wood clad setting and sweeping modern glass frontage all provide a unique cocoon in which to sup on some of the best beans in town. These guys are small batch roasters, so specialty grade, green arabica coffee is their thing. The roasting is done on-site by an unmissably beautiful bean machine, and then packaged in 250g bags for you to enjoy at home (or on your own intriguing travels).
Dan and Frances also prep their prime roasts for you to enjoy in-shop as espresso or filter, using the pour-over brewing method that they grew to love so much back in California. If you're looking to revel in the moment, you'll Lufkin this Wriggle hidden gem.
Absolutely lovely place, especially the outdoor seating area
Amazing coffee, cute location. A (maybe not-so-hidden) gem, but a gem none the less.
Great place , amazing vibes and tasty vibes!
A lovely retreat to take a break.
The perfect combo — coffee and pie!
My favourite place to get coffee. The coffee is so smooth and intense.