STORY BY SAMMY AT CHERISHED
I love brunch. With a passion. So when I find a cafe with fabulous food and amazing coffee I am in heaven. Add to that an inspiring view out onto the ocean and to-die-for interior design and you have THE FINEST CAFE EVER!
So may I introduce Takapuna Beach Cafe....!
Right on Takapuna beach this gorgeous cafe is worth a visit. And then another and then another. I come here for any celebration I can think of and I am never disappointed. The food is different and so so good. And the coffee meets my exacting husband's coffee expectations.
I had the best iced mocha in my life here. I ordered one casually, never expecting the amazing-ness that was about to arrive. A glass with two scoops of chocolate ice cream, a shot of coffee in a little shooter glass and a small jug of milk. OH MY GOSH! You combine the lot to your taste and it was incredible. I would have licked the glass but managed to contain myself.
They have cakes and sweet goods kept on a table in the middle of the cafe under glass cloches. Try the gluten free chocolate hazelnut slice of goodness. You will not regret it.
But....a couple of warnings about paradise:
- It's (really) pricey
- The wait staff are not that friendly. I have seen quite a few TV stars here so I guess anyone else is second rate.
- This is not somewhere you want to wear your faded tracki pants to.
- It's not kid friendly at all. No space for prams indoors and totally open to the road outside.
Oh yes, they have a deli and ice cream take-away section. I go for a walk on the beach and get gelato and coffee-to-go so my little boy can run wild on the grass outside. Yummo
Takapuna Beach Cafe
22 The Promende
Ph 484 0002