A creative writer based in Melbourne.
Published December 7th 2016
Have you got Antz Inya Pants?
Antz Inya Pants, a trio of coffee shops scattered along Albany Hwy, bookend the longest café strip in the southern hemisphere. With HQ at one end, 965 and Antz2go at the other, you have no excuse but to grab yourself one of the tastiest coffee in Perth.
Antz, along with their great coffee, embody a unique philosophy for the Perth food and beverage market, with a significant focus on sustainability and minimising waste. Two of their stores (Antz2go and HQ) do not provide customers with disposable takeaway cups, instead offering customers Antz branded reusable Keepcups to hold the single use monster at bay. This revolutionary approach has saved over thirty-four thousand paper cups from hitting landfills since May 2016.
Alongside their sweets treats and family-friendly atmosphere, Antz offers the best bagels in town. Delivered from The Holy Bagel Company, enjoy your Olive, rosemary and sea salt smeared with cream cheese while basking in the vintage decor, free Victoria Park wifi and soaking up the sweet smell of freshly ground coffee. But it's not only the dine-in latte's you'll smell. Antz also sells an array of fresh, single origin or blended beans. Whole or grounded to your liking, you'll be able to enjoy Perth's best coffee at home.
With the weather heating up, you can ditch the hot drink and enjoy Antz's fresh and intense Cold Brew. The Colombian Jacoba beans are chemical free and produced to ensure little environmental impact. After being soaked in fresh water and left to brew for hours, the smooth blend is ready to help you kick start your long summer days. The taste isn't too overpowering, just the right amount of black coffee and chilled water.
The management is onto something unique here. With each store offering something different to the customers, the company has a strong sense of community that ties the stores together. More than just a coffee shop, Antz Inya Pants provides its customers with a sustainable lifestyle. The glorious taste of their fresh coffee is not in spite of their environmental outlook; it thrives because of it. Hope along and let one of the laid back staff brew you the most exciting coffee in Perth. Oh, and don't forget to bring the dog along!