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Saint Alice (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Craving for some seafood and want a good spot overlooking Viaduct Harbour? Well this place is for you located just in the corner of Quay and Lower Hobson Streets, the spot where Kermadec used to be. This laid-back eatery, brasserie and bar specialises in seafood but the offer other great...

The Plumm Cafe (North Shore City, New Zealand)

It’s been quite some time since we last visited a cafe for a brunch, the last one was not even in Auckland and it was in Taupo at Dixie Browns when we had a short staycation and that was eight months ago, then the pandemic hits us. It was a long...

Flaming Onion (Northcote, North Shore City, New Zealand) 6

Flaming Onion (Northcote, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Have I told you before that the best burgers can be found in New Zealand? I am pretty sure about that since I had tried many burgers in my life, from different cities worldwide, I don’t want to boast about my travels (personal and work) but to assure you of...

Feijoa Fizz 2

Feijoa Fizz

After posting a Feijoa post in my Instagram feed a colleague of mine messaged me and told me that I should not throw those skins after eating the pulp as I can use them and make an amazing drink called Feijoa Fizz. The fizz part sounds interesting, so I asked...

The Grill at Amora (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 3

The Grill at Amora (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

The last few reviews we had, I mentioned we had a staycation after our lockdown was lifted, we were itching to go somewhere just to be out of the house, and since we cannot go overseas yet our next best option is to travel within our city, hence we did...

Culprit (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

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) 1

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) 3

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

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...