Category: Kiwi

Culprit (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

On our last restaurant review I mentioned it was our second time dining outside after the lockdown here in New Zealand was lifted, where we splurged on a staycation date with the Mrs. That last review was our teatime and this post was our dinner. Our place of choice is...

Dixie Browns (Taupo, New Zealand)

Looking for where to have brunch in Taupo? Well check out this spot in Roberts Road near the #LoveTaupo sign. It’s a good spot regardless whether it’s winter or summer. If the sun is out they have a spot on Colonel Roberts Reserve just in front of the premise where...

Cobb & Co (Taupo, New Zealand)

After a full day in Taupo we were quite hungry and craved for some steak, since it is not as big of a town, there are few choices where you can get one and Cobb & Co was one of them. We came here for an early dinner as we...

Baked with Love (Taupo, New Zealand)

The last time we were in Taupo we discovered this bakery goodies from Baked with Love in a weekend market, the stall was very visual and attracts quite a lot of people as they have some vibrant treats on showcase. We got hooked just by the looks of those baked...

Market Central Taupo – A Visual Essay

Before COVID-19 started we had one last chance to have a quick getaway with the family and we did it in Taupo, just a little five-hour drive from Auckland. We stayed for a short three days and two nights in the nice resort of Wairakei Resort Taupo and just played...

Matakana Market Kitchen (Matakana, Auckland, New Zealand)

Matakana visits for now will be a thing of the past, with this virus surrounding us it’s hard to gamble, especially with health, luckily, we had our last visit here even before the dreaded “C” word infected lots of people surrounding us. This visit was around three months ago during...

Patch (North Shore City, Auckland) 3

Patch (North Shore City, Auckland)

At last there is a proper cafe within the vicinity of Hillcrest and this came to a surprise for us as I feel like this place was refurbed in less than two weeks, I did not even saw that happened, from an antique shop that I guess very few people...

Matakana Village Farmers Market - A Visual Essay

Matakana Village Farmers Market – A Visual Essay

I have been visiting this place since I moved to New Zealand, the first time I was here was in 2007 and it has changed a lot ever since. I don’t know why I haven’t posted a Visual Essay about this amazing place but like many believe it’s better late...

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand) 3

Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Ice Cream (Kumeu, New Zealand)

Few more days to enjoy that Auckland summer heat and as we head into Autumn lets reminisce what summer had offered us. Summers for Kiwi’s are synonymous to barbecues, beaches, music festivals, Pohutukawa trees, hiking and real fruit ice creams. Although summer came late this year (usually it gets hot...

Strata Lounge (Auckland, New Zealand)

This was a long due post since we were here last year on our way to Europe, first time in Strata Lounge actually but not a first on any Lounges, this is just the first time I paid for it as all were business trips.  Strata Lounge is one of...