Brioche doughnuts, cinnamon buns, cookies, pandan cake (pictured right) and Singaporean kuehs alongside Flight coffee – all ready to takeaway at Butter Baby HQ on Northside Dr in Westgate, West Auckland. Congratulations to Swati Karabu who becomes the new head chef at Bossi and is joined by Guilherme Parise as sous chef. In the space that used to be Alta, Flor is a new dedicated wine bar with more than 150 different varieties on offer and a rotating selection of by-theglass pours, and it boasts great food, too, thanks to Tushar Grover and Josh Letele
both formerly of Pasture. Hideaway
– Ponsonby’s newest venue and only microbrewery – is inspired by European garden bars designed to enjoy good food, good drinks and good company. Firm neighbourhood favourite Orphans Kitchen has resumed evening service, segueing into a cosy, delicious bar with a delicious menu designed with wine in mind. Shio Bakery in Henderson is an Indonesian and Korean-inspired bakery with a nifty line in Japanese shio pan (salt bread), New York rolls, pandoro buns and coffee from Birkenhead-based roastery Be Speciality. Browns Bay welcomes a new venture, the Zero Japanese Ramen Sake Bar by Joji Saito (ex-kazuya). After a successful year of delivery and pop-up events, Mor has a bricks-and-mortar store in Remuera, stocking its famously flaky pastries, cakes, slices and biscuits. You can’t fail to have noticed that Korean fried chicken is still riding top of the populardelicious list, and the newest spot to get your fill is Munch on Lincoln Rd in
Henderson. Think Palm Springs meets Milford at The Milford Motel – no, not a motel but a so-cool spot that promises all-day sunshine alongside laidback beers and cocktails and a fuss-free menu of favourites. Crowd favourite Eden Noodles has a new Commercial Bay outpost within Harbour Eats, ready to wow city dwellers with its hand-pulled noodles and delectable dumplings. Tappo, a cosy new wine bar/shop in St. Kevins Arcade, (from the team behind Pici and Ooh-fah) showcases wines from small, biodynamic and organic producers from around New Zealand and Italy with simple snacks alongside. Located in
Rose Alley (the newly-opened food and drink space in Grey Lynn) Bar Beluga is a relaxed and casual spot full of greenery, minimalist furnishings and a glass ceiling giving a courtyard feel. Also in Rose Alley, head to Pizza Monkey for wood-fired pizza by the slice. What was Pasture will become Tala, Auckland’s only restaurant dedicated to contemporary Samoan cuisine, and will feature a traditional umu, a Samoan above-ground oven of hot stones, to cook dishes in front of diners.
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