Hello Friends + Allies

Tired of your usual brunch spot? Then you need to visit Hello Friends + Allies. It's a vibrant cafe in Epsom with plenty of character and most importantly, fantastic food. From thoughtfully crafted sensations on the menu to decadent cakes and pastries at the counter, it has it all. Hello Friends and Allies fronts onto Great South Road near the Remuera train … Continue reading Hello Friends + Allies

LUXE Woollahra

Situated a stone's throw away from Oxford street and within the courtyard of a blush-coloured corner site, Luxe Woollahra (in Sydney), is somewhere you should head if you're looking for aesthetic surroundings and a classic and tasty menu, topped off with solid service. What keeps us going back to this spot is the great set-up. The outdoor seating area has lots of plush pillows, plants and … Continue reading LUXE Woollahra

Cali

Given we’re locals, we know first hand that New Market is calling out for cafes to rival those found in Grey Lynn and the like  - and finally, the call is being answered by none other than the chic new bistro, Cali, which is re-invigorating the corner of Nuffield Street. A group of us recently worked our way through Cali's West Coast … Continue reading Cali

Maison Vauron / L’Atelier du Fromage

If you love all things French, we have somewhere we think you'll enjoy visiting. A while ago now, Laura and Rachel were lucky enough to attend Maison Vauron’s “Fromage Tour de France” workshop. This evening was held in their boutique French wine and cheese shop on McColl Street in Newmarket. Maison Vauron is New Zealand's largest specialist … Continue reading Maison Vauron / L’Atelier du Fromage

Scratch Bakers

When we think of Scratch Bakers, we usually think of their delicious little tarts filled with custard or their cinnamon brioche scrolls, that adorn countertops in cafes a-plenty around Auckland. However, that's about to change, with the opening of their new 'headquarters' in the CBD. Just off Victoria street, you will find the cafe with semi-industrial … Continue reading Scratch Bakers

Woodworks

We are always keen to try out new places in our ever-sprawling city, so Claudia and Laura headed to Woodworks in Avondale recently for lunch. It's a relatively new spot offering breakfast and a full day bistro menu, in addition to takeaway pizzas. The cafe is a large, spacious area with plenty of natural lighting, which is great if you're with … Continue reading Woodworks

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