Takapuna Beach Cafe

To start off the long weekend, my sister and I headed over the shore to Takapuna to try the cafe by the beach (literally). I think sometimes we take New Zealand weather for granted, it’s so amazing everyday – most likely the best summer I’ve had so far.

The cafe was crazily busy given the weather, the long weekend and the Kiwi way of life. We were given a buzzing lobster on arrival that would alert us when a table was ready – very convenient!  As many have said before, the service at this cafe is indeed impeccable. No matter how busy, there is someone that remembers where you are, what you wanted, and whether you’re doing okay with everything. I ordered the fish burger whilst my sister had the rosti. The fish was incredibly fresh – I guess I don’t have to make a trip down to the Mount for some good fried fish. It has excellent ambience and the best view you could ever ask for!

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Our table wait :D

Our table wait 😀

Hope they don't mind it goes for a swim!

Hope they don’t mind it goes for a swim!

House Lemon, Ginger & Honey Brew

House Lemon, Ginger & Honey Brew

Berry smoothie

Berry smoothie $8

View from where we were sitting

View from where we were sitting

Beer battered fish, hand cut agria chips & tartare sauce

Beer battered fish, hand cut agria chips & tartare sauce $25.50

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Crisp agria rosti, baby spinach, feta, free range poached egg with samon

Crisp agria rosti, baby spinach, feta, free range poached egg with samon

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We stopped by Little and Friday – Takapuna to finish off the day. The hazelnut cake I believe was made with Ferrero Rocher in mind haha. Yum.

Hazelnut cake from Little and Friday-Takapuna

Hazelnut cake

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Road Trip 2013 – Mount Maunganui

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Beach. Friends. Sun. Food. Mount. What is there not to love about a summer road trip to start off the new year. Amazing fish n chips by the way. Also, I cannot get enough of how beautiful New Zealand sky is, day-in day-out.