This little cafe on Lake Road in Takapuna is easy to miss (we walked right past it the first time). It’s main selling point is cooking with organic ingredients and being a fair trade restaurant. We ordered the Mimosa Bowl ($13), Eggs Benedict with Bacon ($18.50), a Sausage Roll ($6), a Blueberry Smoothie ($7) and a Hot Chocolate ($4.20). The Mimosa Bowl had a range of ingredients including brown rice, avocado, white beans, and some sour cream. A very light and healthy mix which was tasty and refreshing. The benes we weren’t fans of but we thoroughly enjoyed the drinks. In particular the blueberry smoothie which was sweetened with honey and full of flavour (we preferred this one as opposed to the one at The Shelf – read here). The cafe also has little trinkets and fun games around like the wooden robot and penny game. The owner is Japanese so you will see Japan-inspired dishes with the odd sushi roll there too. Even though the restaurant wasn’t particularly busy, the dishes took a long time to arrive considering they were only making our order. The plates came out separately, at roughly 20-minute intervals. By the time the second came, the first was growing cold.

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46 Lake Road, Takapuna, North Shore.



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