One day in Auckland City (Winter edition)

A while back I wrote a little guide for a day out in the city (you can re read it here … or not…I’m not your mom) so today I though I would create another mini guide for this weekend which is the end of the Matariki Festival Month. Hope you enjoy it.

Morning: Caffeine-fix
Auckland is mostly know for its cafes and coffee culture, everywhere you turn, you’ll see someone drinking a cup of coffee or a coffee shop, so what best way to start off the day than with some breakfast/brunch. One of the places I love in the city is Shaky Isles (customs street) I’m pretty sure its because of the funny “to-go” cups but mostly its because of how the whole place is decorated. If you want to try something else instead of a classic espresso coffee, right know they are offering syphon, cold drip and filter coffee options, and if you are not a coffee person, that also have teas, smoothies and fruit juices. Top it with something to eat and you are ready to go.

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Tapas Tapas Tapas!

If you are easily tempted by food ignore the following photos.

Just a quick update on this amazing dishes I found at Tasca. A spanish restaurant located in NewMarket, Auckland. This is a great place to go have some quick tapas, we order about five tapa dishes and some shoestring fries to share between four people and we were pretty full so i guess that’s a good ratio to keep in mind if you order tapas at this restaurant.

And of course no spanish meal is complete with a red wine sangria! So bottoms up and let me know if you ever came to this restaurant or if you can recommend another one.

Pan Tomaquen (grilled bread with tomato sauce)

Pan Tomaquen (grilled bread with tomato sauce)

Grilled Haloumi Cheese on a toasted Bruschetta with mint, onions and tomato

Grilled Haloumi Cheese on a toasted Bruschetta with mint, onions and tomato

Patatas Bravas (Oven cooked potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and hollandaise dressing)

Patatas Bravas (Oven cooked potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and hollandaise dressing)

Sautéed Croutons, mushrooms and spanish chorizo

Sautéed Croutons, mushrooms and spanish chorizo

Bon Appétit!

Jules.-