Delicious Eats in NZ

I will post photos here of the places where I have had fabulous food.

July 2018

It seems I’m drawn to Wellington for some reason.  It may have something to do with daughter Jen now living there permanently. This time the whole family flew down to be together and we found some good places to eat brunch and drink coffee:

Plum Cafe – 103 Cuba St, Te Aro

I can’t believe we haven’t been to Plum Cafe before.  It’s in the heart of Cuba St, not far from The Bucket fountain. I think this place gets very popular, so we were pleased we easily got a table for brunch for our family of four.  My pancakes with berries, maple syrup, and lemon ricotta were delicious.

Caffe Mode, Kelburn Village

This was the venue of Sunday brunch with friends we have known for 30 years.  This is a cute little place in the heart of Kelburn village.  This caffe has expanded.  It turns out one of the friends we met up with, was a barista here over 20 years ago. Great service, and great coffee. The mushrooms were delicious.

1154 Pastaria, 132 Cuba St

I flew into Wellington at lunchtime on Wednesday.  The sun was shining, but the wind was cold.  After an interesting experience getting  an uber from the aiport to Jen’s place, I was getting a little hungry.  Both Jen and I wanted something light and delicious for lunch.   This new place making fresh pasta fitted the bill.   We were soon warmed up by the food and the sun shining down on our table. We both had the tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta served with burnt butter sage sauce and hazelnuts. Yum, such a classic combination.

October 2016

Last weekend I was back in Wellington again. This time I was my daughters to WOW.  We went to the show on the Saturday afternoon, and it was fabulous.  We had some time on Sunday, to try out some new food places.

For brunch we went to Egmont St Eatery.  Jen, boyfriend Pap, Joanna and I. The flavours were different and we all enjoyed what we ordered.  I had cornbread, with house beans, avocado, rocket and herb crema. Joanna loved her omelette with pulled pork, peas and asparagus.  Delicious, clean flavours.

In the afternoon at a browse around the new David Jones store, Joanna and I made a discovery.  Louis Sargeant, home of sweet couture.  Louis is a french trained patisserie chef. Everything looked divine.  After much thought I chose the citron meringue shortcake, as pictured below

We had the fambroisier caffeine-tea to go with it.  The tea is served in beautiful mini teapots which sit on the pretty tea cups.  I’m not a big tea fan, but I loved this drink.


Savoury delicacies are also available along with different options for high tea.

I would definitely recommend a visit here.  I will be back.  Louis Sargeant can be found on Featherston St, Central Wellington


July 2016

On a rainy slightly cold day in Wellington, I headed off with a friend to Petone.  First stop was the South African outlet shop, called Ontrays!  What great service here. As you shop around this store, the staff you make you a coffee at no charge.  The store is a foodie paradise, but make sure you look hard. Most of the items on sale are out of date! Besides the out-of-date product, there is lots of good produce, cheese and olive oils and spices from around the world.

For lunch we went to the new Seashore Cabaret!  I loved this place.  We ended up selecting food from the cabinet.  I had a lovely salad, wild rice with pumpkin, green beans and caramelized onion. I loved the atmosphere.  Very retro, amazing outlook to the sea, full of vintage charm


April 2016

Cafe L’affare, College St, Wellington

I had a delicious breakfast here Anzac weekend. The portion was a little large for me, thankfully friend Adrian and husband Andrew helped me to finish it.

Roasted kumara, with chorizo sausage, spinach and beans, topped with eggs and a lovely hollandaise sauce.

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Cafe Neo, Willis St, Wellington

This was another delicious breakfast, in nice light surroundings in central Wellington. On Anzac morning we had brunch, with both Joanna and Jennifer, and BF Pap, and friend Glenis and Zoe also joined us.

My choice was 5 grain toasted bread, topped with avocado, watercress, cucumber, goats cheese, radish and cherry tomato.  Topped off with a basalmic glaze!  I think I will try this at home when avocadoes are in season.

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January 2015

This is a beautiful dessert I had a Sidart, at the Tuesday Test-kitchen night.

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