Showing posts with label cafe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cafe. Show all posts

Our 4 pm.

Friday, February 11, 2011

the little grocer

31 RICHMOND ROAD, sitting in front of The Little Grocer, with my feet up on the wooden bench, eating a scrambled tofu wrap, a sparkling water in the other hand, is where you'll often find me at late in the afternoon.

It's become one of our favorite spots and we can't think of anywhere else we'd rather be when in need of a bite. It seems they've got the perfect recipe to keep us charmed and coming back for more. An ever evolving and experimental food cabinet that dabbles with tofu, salads, wraps, homemade pizzas... An art for casual nibbles which are perfect for us. This little cornerstore is dotted with sweet little notes everywhere , like 'messages in a bottle', 'mystery book' exchange, novelties and kiwiana that every kid would love. One of our favorite past times is reading the notice board out front.Note to self: must remember to bring my note for the noticeboard.

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

the little grocer

1.Blackboard outside The Little Grocer. 2.Residents of the food cabinet. 3.Organic groceries. 4.The lovely staff. 5.Fairies overlooking the baked goods. 6.Quirky books & mags. 7.Local classifieds. 8.Kiwi childhood favs, K bars. 9.Mystery books. 10.Messages in bottles. 11.Our favorite note on the noticeboard. 12.Cocktail umbrella chain. 13.Our favorite bench next to the bead curtain entrance. 14. Scrambled tofu wrap.

Re:charge @ Kokako

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Some photos from a typical lunch-breakfast-tea out which usually occurs around 3pm.

We pretty much usually end up in one of three eateries (on rotation) whenever anyone asks wanna do lunch? If you ever decide to come to Auckland, this is Kokako. Somehow, its just one of the few places we actually have an appetite for.
Maybe its got something to do with its well-stocked shelves and thought-through menu. The food is fresh and innovative. Its not your typical run-of-the-mill cafe here! For one, theres no meat. And trust me, you won't even feel its absence. And when I say appetite, I really meant for the place. I could spent hours sitting in here.

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3pm - Tea Time. Kokako Cafe, Auckland.

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The Food: 1/2 Chickpea Salad & 1/2 Red Quinoa Salad. Mushroom rice cake w/ Red Quinoa Salad.

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Hessian Sack Covered Outdoor Loungers.

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The Footwear: Docs & Swallow Gina Tricot Socks. Frye's.

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More Food Shots & an Apple Zinger!

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The crowd at the bay window.

I know a while back, a few readers have requested for a guide about Auckland. But there's just been a million and one things on our 'to-do list. Let's just say its a future project that is still to come. But in the meantime, we came across a guide @ Design*Sponge that we would definitely stand by. We were seriously impressed that it managed to drop in some of our favorite spots of Auckland. It's not just your lonely planet guide.
  • Lunch at Kokako: 492 Parnell Rd, Auckland
  • Go to K'rd
  • Hang in Kingsland and Grey Lynn
  • Rummage thorough Victorian Gilt
  • Go to Fly By Night
  • Eat at the (Tanuki's) Cave