Burger Burger

Reasonably priced, fun and wickedly satisfying, Burger Burger is a favourite spot of ours for a simple lunch or dinner. There’s often a wait for a seat, but this is made bearable given its convenient location in Ponsonby Central and the option you have to grab a drink somewhere nearby. Burger Burger is relatively small with … Continue reading Burger Burger

Orphan’s Kitchen

Bringing “unadulterated” food to your early mornings, Orphan’s Kitchen, the distinctive Ponsonby restaurant, is now lending its deft hand to brunch. A lot of thought has gone into creating an original menu with classics tarted up by interesting ingredients, which makes it a place worth adding to your breakfast and lunch repertoire. The standout features of … Continue reading Orphan’s Kitchen

Bolaven

On the weekend, Laura and I dropped by Bolaven on Mt. Eden road. We'd read about their dinner menu in the NZ Herald's Viva and thought a visit for our favourite meal (brunch of course) would be worthwhile. Parking was easy and we were welcomed through the door before choosing a seat at one of several free tables. We … Continue reading Bolaven

Rosie

In a prime location, nestled in the heart of Parnell and opposite the Rose Gardens, you'll find Rosie. It's a cafe come restaurant that is always busy, populated with a regular bunch of locals and those testing out the recently revamped eatery. We visited Rosie for a family brunch last weekend, on a bone-chilling cold … Continue reading Rosie

Milse

We found a little slice of dessert-heaven this afternoon! Tucked away discreetly in The Pavilions at Britomart is Milse, a beautiful dessert restaurant and patisserie with degustation dessert menus and à la carte delights to choose from. It only opened two days ago, and we predict it will become a very popular spot! The intricate lattice walls … Continue reading Milse

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

Takapuna Beach Cafe

Takapuna Beach Cafe. Sitting on Takapuna beach looking out onto the shimmering water, it is a dream location. A classy cafe affair, they have slick service, sparkling water for the tables, a sophisticated menu and delicious, fresh food. If you're after something simpler, 'The Store' next door sells a lot of the same things take-away (and half … Continue reading Takapuna Beach Cafe