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Category Archives: Breakfast

BREAKFAST: MASU

Photographs: David Straight For a child of the 1980s, nothing was more fancy than breakfast out at a fancy hotel – the Regent, say, where the hot chocolate was rich and dark. Sadly, for the longest time, hotel breakfast didn’t measure up to these very high standards. Until, that is, Masu introduced the Sunday Nichiyo […]

BREAKFAST: L’OEUF

Photographs: David Straight Nestled between its sister restaurant Chinoiserie and a petrol station on Owaikara Road, L’oeuf doesn’t look like much from the outside – just a few old benches and communal tables. Inside, it’s simple: plywood tables, a geometric rug; creepers and hanging plants run across the walls and ceiling. There’s a beautiful tiled […]

BREAKFAST: ORPHAN’S KITCHEN

  Orphans Kitchen reminds you just how delightful breakfast can be. You might have eaten dinner there since it opened a couple of years back – chef Tom Hishon takes a devilishly clever approach to simple and secondary ingredients, and the place is nicely casual without being sloppy. It’s lovely at night – small, with […]

UNCLE MAN

Aside from its very splendid name, Uncle Man is a bit of a find. It’s on Karangahape Road, in a very lovely high-ceilinged space that used to be a comic-book shop, only now they have posters from Malaysia all over the walls and lovely big dark wooden tables. It can get very noisy. Don’t be […]

ODETTES EATERY

Photographs: David Straight Odettes is in the City Works Depot, in a lovely high-ceilinged industrial former bus workshop, all steel beams and huge windows and a door that opens right across the front. To this, owners Clare and Joost van den Berg – they started Zus & Zo – have added handmade tiles, Japanese-ish fabrics, […]