I'd heard about the Conch record store through it's close proximity to George FM on Ponsonby Road, and knew that it was about to be half cafe/half record store. A match made in heaven - the opportunity to have a coffee listening to an obscure bit of dub on wax, with the option of some of some fine finger food and proper dishes, well - we need more of this stuff.
The staff were excellent and passionate about the establishment. Highly recommend the Conch record store/cafe on a sunny Saturday morning. Can't beat it.
Every since my first visit to NZ in 2010, I have frequented Conch. Phenomenal selection of tunes, and extensive rarities on vinyl that are perfect to kick back and jam to when you have some browsing time! Additionally, the staff has always been more than welcoming to me, and have also turned me onto a few artists that I otherwise would never have heard of. Recently they added food into the mix, and I must say that the tacos and guac' are 100% on point! The aesthetics are also pleasing, as a small record store should be, Conch is where you want to go: to grub, browse vinyl, buy music oriented clothing and/or art. Big ups to the guys there for keeping real the past few years!
This place is my little getaway when I'm having a tough day or just need to get out and about. Pop in and grab a coffee, throw on a record, and chill out. Great staff, great music selection, and delicious food. Love the design as well- very raw and garage like. Thanks for being there Conch.
115A Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby Auckland 1011