Monday, September 20, 2010

Blissful Cosset


The kindy guy and I had a wonderful morning tea today which almost had me crying. Didn't think a cafe would ever move me to tears! I went there with my Dad when he was in town lately and enjoyed a delicious coffee. It wasn't till later that I found out that it's a vegan cafe... that means DAIRY FREE!!!!! They do have milk and cream which they keep separately in case people want it, but none of the food will cause our sweet boy to have an anaphylactic reaction!

Anyone with an egg allergy would be able to eat there and they have gluten free options on the menu. Their philosophy is to make food so that everyone can eat together.  How wonderful.

Unless you have food allergies yourself (or your kids do) I'm quite sure you wouldn't understand how amazing it felt to let him choose freely from their yummy range of baked goodies. That's when I almost cried.

I did question them about the "butter" spread that they served with his passion fruit muffin but of course it was "olivani" - vegan. Asking about ingredients is second nature these days and so it felt so strange and liberating. He got to share a bite of my chocolate truffle too, probably the first time that's ever happened.

Ahhh Cosset how we love you.... we'll definitely be coming back.

1087 New North Rd
Mt Albert, Auckland
Phone 846-0655


  1. What an innovative cafe! Fabulous

  2. All of us here at cosset are really moved by your story! It's so rewarding to hear such possitive feedback...what can I say....we love you too!!!!

  3. Gorgeous photos & gorgeous child!

  4. I'm vegan, and love this great to have a cafe with a cool atmosphere and well prepared tasty vegan food.

  5. Now that I( have finally gotten to go to Cosset I totally see why Meg (and everyone else) loves it so much. It's bigger than it looks from the outside, the furniture is retro quirky cool, the staff/owners are lovely and the food selection is WONDERFUL. plus GREAT COFFEE!
    Cosset is a gem and we are so pleased the Undercover Bloggers is helping spread the good word :)

  6. We were blown away with the creativity, originality and dedication of the girls at Cosett... what a great inspirational bunch. I was also pleased that they catered for sad "Gluten free" types like myself. We have become regulars as we just love the creative vibe.
    All the very best


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