Baking: The pear tart! Not to be missed! Technically the name is a “pear and frangipane tart” and it definitely deserves its name. Biscuit-y base, with a layer of almond paste on top, covered in pear, a delicious glaze and sliced almonds. $4.50. The blueberry scone is also covered in almond slices and is very satisfying.
There are little tartlets including a rhubarb one, small but tasty. Friands, brioche, and biscuits, donuts and gingerbread men.
Gluten Free Options: Friand
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 8.00am-4.30pm
Temperature & Sunshine factor: Tepid. For some part of the day there is sunshine on the outdoor seating.
Table size: Some are square and big enough to eat off, others are round, some bar stools, some low crates- not comfortable for writing at but can break down the barrier of the table for a good conversation.
Ambiance: The decor is funky and there are colourful paintings on the walls, colourful lamps, and crates all over the plate. It feels spacious but not very cosy. There are high ceilings which can make it a little cold and hard to hear. Not recommended for deafening members o the population, but would be a good option if you ever feel claustrophobic. The lighting is good in half of the cafe and a little dingy in the other half.
Brunch: I tried it once, but can’t remember enough about it to comment. Friends however swear by the beetroot relish that they sneak into the baps.
Coffee: $4.00 Regular
Service: Very lovely staff.
WIFI: Yes- ask for the code from the barista
X-factors: Everything tastes good and is made with such care! A true foodie cafe.
Cons: (as above) There are high ceilings which make this not a very cosy cafe and can make it a little cold and hard to hear. Not recommended for deafening members of the population, but if the pear tart leaves you speechless, there may be no talking anyway. Would be a good option if you ever feel claustrophobic.
Location: 7 Teed St, Newmarket, Auckland
Ph: 09 524 8406