Archive for the ‘Shopping Breaks’ Category

We all know café breaks are part of a shopping day, but now you can find both under the same roof. The Shelter in Mackelvie St, Ponsonby opened a few weeks ago – the brainchild of Auckland designer, Vicki Taylor. Of course, Vicki’s stunning label, Taylor, is a foundation label in the new complex, but […]


This stop is more travel break than shopping break, but I love to travel around this country of ours in between shopping for and with my clients. The Waikino Station Cafe is the  ideal place to stop for a coffee before you start exploring the Karangahake Gorge with its network of walkways. Or maybe you […]


Little and Friday – both locations are great – 12 Melrose Rd, Newmarket or 43c Eversleigh Rd, Belmont. The Newmarket one is housed inside Martha’s Fabrics so good chance to look at fabric at the same time.  We sometimes use furnishing fabric to have a garment made.


Just perfect! Old fashioned teacups and plates. High tea. 51 B, Ranfurly Road, Epsom, Auckland 7 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri), 8 AM to 3:30 PM (Saturday), Sunday Closed A Herald reviewer from a few days ago said “Absolutely charming. Lovely decor and chatty and pleasant staff.  A smallish menu but excellent nonetheless. The display food […]


Bluebells Cakery,  161A Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough Bluebells Cakery specialises in beautifully hand-iced cupcakes, celebration cakes, wedding cakes and other baked treats. Their cupcakes come in a range of popular flavours and are all lovingly hand-iced with our signature butter-cream swirl. They make everything from scratch daily, using only premium quality ingredients, and all in a traditional home-baking style. The […]


Shopping trips need a coffee stop to re-charge the energy levels and think about what you’ve bought and what you still need. Check out a favourite: Petit Bocal,  177 Sandringham Rd, Sandringham Located at 177 Sandringhan Road, Sandringham. Open from 7am-10pm everyday of the week. Serving delicious breakfast, lunch and sharing plates for dinner, as well as three […]


Tantalising cabinet and delicious menu. From signature dishes such as the crispy snapper taco and eggs Benedict on a potato and herb rosti, to succulent pastries that are made fresh on site every day, there’s plenty to tempt all. Owners Jo Brown and Andrew Targett both with long and colourful careers in hospitality have instilled […]