Ortolana

Today for an early lunch, Laura and I went down to the Britomart Pavilions to try out Ortolana, which is a casual bistro and a relatively recent addition to the area. From the outside, it looks like a tropical, earthy retreat in the heart of a concrete jungle. We loved the design of this space. … Continue reading Ortolana

Chocolate Boutique Cafe

Tonight we popped out for dessert at the Chocolate Boutique in Parnell. It's a cafe and shop dedicated to the heaven that is chocolate, and is by far one of the best places for something sweet and delectable in Auckland. It's in a Victorian-styled boutique and is busy all year round. We weren't allowed to take photos … Continue reading Chocolate Boutique Cafe

Sweetiepie Cupcakes

Laura finished her exams for the year this morning, so as a celebratory treat we went to Sweetiepie Cupcakes! They make the hands-down cutest cupcakes we have ever seen, and also taste heavenly. We thought they'd nailed the shop design from the window down to the checkered black and white floor, creating a girly pink sweet … Continue reading Sweetiepie Cupcakes