Review: Eddies and Elspeth

This trendy little spot in Mount Maunganui embraces a concept I haven’t really come across, but am all on board for. Eddies and Elspeth are actually two separate entities, sharing premises but still very much distinctly their own. They may share a countertop, but the tills are separate, so order for Eddies at one end…

Review: Maxine’s

This might be the last Vancouver review I can do for a while, as I’ve exhausted my backlog of photos and sadly won’t be visiting any new cafes any time soon! I’ve saved a great one until last though and I write about it fondly, as it is one of my lasting memories of Vancouver….

Review: Sunflower Bakery

Sunflower Bakery may have an unassuming exterior, but what does it matter when the goodies are all on the inside anyway? This cute little bakery is popular with locals and I think the word is starting to spread down to Vancouver, because every time we passed through Squamish (pre- or post- hike, camping, ski trip…)…

Review: Mackenzie Room

The Mackenzie Room in Vancouver is an ideal spot for dates, or small groups wanting an intimate catch up in a classy setting. Ironically, its location is across the road from Oppenheimer Park, which was previously home to one of Vancouver’s biggest tent cities. I never ate there when this was the case, but I…

Review: Oscar and Otto

A funny one actually. Rewind three months, and I had never heard of Oscar and Otto. Now I have visited there three times in approximately four weeks, and we have secured Hereford Kitchen (the owners of Oscar and Otto) to cater our wedding. A whirlwind romance (with Oscar and Otto, not with Andy 😉 ),…

Review: Geeks on Sainsbury

Prompted by our recent shift to Auckland, I resolved that in 2022 Andy and I would work our way through the Urban List’s best breakfasts. Our first weekend in Auckland (despite having lived there for almost two months) was spent suburb hopping, wandering streets and precincts, trying to orientate ourselves as quickly as possible. The…

Review: Go Fish

Oh my goodness, I think I have found my answer to ‘favourite fish and chips’. Go Fish first came to me by way of a podcast, where I heard a couple comparing the best fish and chips in Vancouver and Victoria. It’s hard to get fish fresher than at Go Fish: the fishing boats and…

Review: Prototype Coffee

Prototype Coffee is a bit of an ode to coffee if you ask me. It’s assortment of coffee beans, roasts and origins is honestly out of this world and I am so sure a drinking game could be made out of all the flavour profiles described on their coffee menu! Whether you’re an absolute coffee…

Review: Los Cuervos Taqueria & Cantina

Oh how we loved to eat at Los Cuervos. Firstly, it was just around the corner from our East Van house. Second, it has the greatest happy hour – and who doesn’t love a cheap margarita?! Lastly, it has wonderful outdoor seating, verging into Robson Park (our local favourite) and conveniently catching the afternoon sun.  …

Review: The Dishery

The Dishery is a cafe in Arrowtown located down by the historic Chinese settlement, a well known icon of Arrowtown. In between visiting this classic point of interest and perhaps panning for gold, a stop at The Dishery is one that won’t go awry.  Easy, breezy and beautiful is what jumps to mind when I…