Cafe 88 (88 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui)
If I lived in the Mount, this place would be a muse. Every time I go to the Mount I find an excuse to come here because I will not work my way through their mouth-watering assortment of goodies otherwise. Everything in there excites my taste buds; even food that in normal circumstances I would not have any interest in. Its quite long and skinny, with a courtyard out the back and good wifi. Oh, to spend my days blogging here…
For nourishment, I would highly recommend any of their smoothies (which come in mason jars, of course) and ANY of their cakes. I am a lemon lover, so I always opt for whatever involves lemon – and make sure that others around me order something that involves chocolate.
There is also an actual brunch menu; again, anything can be a recommendation.
A must-visit when you are in the Bay of Plenty.