Welcome Eatery

  When you think of cafes in Auckland, it's easy to gloss over the Grafton area, between New Market and the city. However, this area is definitely warming up on the quality-cafe front, which makes sense given its close proximity to both the Auckland and AUT university campuses and an abundance of workplaces nearby. Welcome Eatery is a … Continue reading Welcome Eatery

Bills

In a suburb that has a laid-back vibe but is secretly (or not so secretly) buzzing with activity and trendy eateries, you will find Bills - a quintessential Sydney destination with a reputable reputation for a bite to eat, at all times of the day. For our purposes, we visited for brunch mid-week and as there … Continue reading Bills

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

L’oeuf

Numerous recommendations (and Instagram snaps) lead us to L'oeuf  for brunch this weekend. The cafe has burgeoned into a very popular spot - which meant we had to wait a short while for a table - but it was well worth it, as the food was visually stunning and tasted as good as it looked. The cafe is … Continue reading L’oeuf

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

St. Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

Back from our brief hiatus over Christmas and New Years, we picked the newly opened St. Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro to start off the year. It has a stylish beach-resort vibe, with sea-green wall tiles, large woven light fittings and wide, sliding windows opening onto Tamaki drive. Although it looks busy it runs very … Continue reading St. Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro