Petit Bocal (or “small jar”) is a rustic cafe with a French twist, nestled in the suburb of Morningside. With a long list of breakfast items through to evening tapas, wines and dinner, it’s worth having in your back pocket as a relaxed escape from home or for a catchup with friends.
We visited a couple of weeks ago on a crisp winter’s morning and sat inside the sunlit space, eating and drinking at a leisurely pace while the morning traffic on the main road whirred past outside.
From the menu, we ordered the breakfast bruschetta of diced tomato, avocado, basil, red onion, poached eggs and citrus hollandaise with home cured salmon gravalax ($20) as well as the homemade muesli with seasonal fruits, chia yoghurt and honeycomb ($14). If you were after something quick, they also had fresh French pastries, muffins and brioche, which all sat upon the counter and seemed to be popular with people grabbing their to-go morning coffees.
Of note is the amazing latte-art that the barista creates and also the small details in the space that make it unique, such as the light bulbs that hang in glass jars above the wooden tables and the evocative black and white imagery on the walls.
Friendly service and a clean and tidy space, with outdoor seating available as well. A great place to try!
Laura & Victoria x
Location: 177 Sandringham Rd, Sandringham, Auckland. Open 7am – 10pm.