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

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

4&20 Bakery

Our little local, 4&20 Bakery is the place to go if you're after artisan bread,  sandwiches, pastries and fresh baking. They use organic and free-range ingredients where possible, and everything is made by hand. You can also grab yourself an organic coffee, tea or juice. The cafe is small but has a huge kitchen out the back where the magic … Continue reading 4&20 Bakery

Five Loaves Eatery

Charlotte and I unintentionally ended up at Five Loaves Eatery yesterday morning for coffee and given I was peckish, thought it'd be rude not to get some breakfast and write a little review. It's a trendy place to grab and go, or munch on something at one of their few road-side tables. There is top quality … Continue reading Five Loaves Eatery

Catroux

This morning we visited Catroux in Westmere. We reviewed the cafe a while ago for lunch, but this time we tried the seasonal brunch menu and  were very impressed by the food. We like the design of the cafe with its all-white interiors making it feel larger than it is. The space is dominated by a glass … Continue reading Catroux

Little Bird Unbakery

Eating unprocessed and healthy food is a trend that has picked up speed in the last year, and with the recent addition of a Little Bird 'Unbakery' to Ponsonby, we have no doubt it will continue to gain momentum. Yesterday Laura and I visited for breakfast, while Charlotte made a trip today to try out … Continue reading Little Bird Unbakery

Best Ugly Bagels

How do you make sure no one steals your bagels? You put lox on them. Hehe. Laura and I finally made it to Al Brown’s ‘Best Ugly Bagels’ today for lunch. It is a bagel shop of sorts, where artisan bagels are hand rolled and wood fired in front of your eyes, then served up … Continue reading Best Ugly Bagels