Wednesday, May 30, 2012

River Kitchen

Over the last few years in Hamilton Jeremy and I have developed a few favourite food spots throughout the city. Whether we're in the mood for Mexican, Japanese, a fantastic brunch menu, ice creams or good coffee - we have our favourites that we regularly return to. One of the places we'll miss the most when we make the move to Auckland is River Kitchen cafe (on Victoria St, for any locals reading this). Amazing menu, great coffee, cute decor and in winter they pass out blankets and hot water bottles to keep you nice and toasty. It is definitely one of my favourite spots in the city!

For any kiwis reading this what are your favourite Auckland cafes? We'll need a new place for coffee & brunch in the city and I'd love to hear your recommendations. Only one month until we move now, I have to admit I'm starting to count down!

27 comments:

  1. I live in Hamilton but I just had a birthday brunch in Auckland at Portside Cafe and Bar on the viaduct. Was really nice. I will have to check out your recommendation too

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  2. mmm that looks delicious! i wish I lived in New Zealand to try all these things you show us! jealous haha :)

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  3. ooh I will definitely have to check River Kitchen out!! As for Auckland I love Circus Circus, Altar Cafe, Next Door, and The Apothecary!

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  4. Check out Cosset in Mt Albert,

    Great coffee, amazing food, cute decor and art

    :)

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  5. Whenever I visit Auckland I have to go to Agnes Curran in Ponsonby. You must try their lamingtons! They are the best in the world!

    Good luck with your big move.

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  6. There are so many good places in akl, it's hard to think of a top few! Little & Friday in Takapuna and Cosset in Mt Albert come to mind but there are lots more! You'll have fun exploring them, I'm sure! :)

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  7. im so gonna check this place out! sounds mean as :)

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  8. You definitely need to go to Orvieto Cafe in Three Kings on Mt Eden Road for their hash browns meal. Homemade hashbrowns with eggs and roasted tomatoes. AMAZE! Anything is good on the menu and the coffee is always good!

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  9. Hehe I spent some long days in that River Kitchen Cafe. You should tell Brent (head chef) about your post on the cafe :) He'd be stoked.

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  10. Oh, my goodness! That food looks so good, I want to lick the screen. Is that weird? I might almost want to cross the great wide ocean for that food.

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  11. River kitchen is the best place in town for coffee, I like going in and saying "hi" to my friend who works there.

    I lived in Auckland for a while, and Jaffa and Okra were my favourite. Definitely check out Jaffa, it's pretty much the best in town. There's another one that does art on your coffee but the name escapes me.

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  12. Aw, I love River Kitchen! Their ricotta and apple hotcakes are pretty much the best. I'll miss seeing familiar places around Hamilton on your blog - but can't wait to discover some fun Auckland spots through you!

    Also, I second the Cosset reccomendation! Really yummy baking and homemade sodas, plus the decor is adorable.

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  13. Takapuna has some really nice spots, it's worth a walk around :-) I also remember there was a nice cafe at lake pupuke, only a little walk from the center. I can't be much help with names of places but Devonport too has cute cafes.

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  14. Mmm looks yum! I love Twenty Three on Mt Eden Road, and Mamata in Grey Lynn for the most incredible bagels!

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  15. Mmm looks yum! I love Twenty Three on Mt Eden Road, and Mamata in Grey Lynn for the most incredible bagels!

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  16. Take your Hubby on a date to Deus Ex Machina in central Auckland. Spacious warehouse cafe with an old motorbike theme and exhibition. It's quite fun and a hit with boys!

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  17. Definitely Cosset- Amazing vegan food and the cutest decor ever. And Okra is very cool too and do exquisite orange juices!

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  18. Those food looks delicious. I'm starting to feel hungry now. God bless you on your new home. =)



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  19. You'll have to check out Landreth & Co in Ponsonby. It's where I had my very first flat white! Also, their Eggs Benedict is delish!

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  20. beautiful photos xo!

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  21. great bits and pieces, looks delicious

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  22. There are SO many good cafes in Auckland, you're going to love it! Agree with everyone's recommendations, plus I went to Cereal Killa cafe on Dominion Rd the day which was brill!

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  23. We're swapping cities :)

    I'm heading your way and you are heading mine.
    I hope you've noted Takapuna Beach Cafe, Mojo Garage in Newmarket and Jaffa in Grey Lynn on your list to try.

    I'll add River to mine.

    All the best,
    tara

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