Review: Bestie Cafe


Housed in the St. Kevins arcade, Bestie Cafe is tucked off K Road and as it name suggests, it’s one of the best. The cafe seating is located in the arcade itself, which lends itself to a vibrant, naturally lit setting with lots of greenery and magnificent windows overlooking Meyers Park. The coffee beans are Eight Thirty, a perfect way to start the day.

Bestie was once a humble coffee cart, but it’s successfully grown into one of the best cafes in the city. The menu is always quite small, focusing on modern twists to popular classics and an emphasis on seasonal fare. It changes regularly, making each brunch outing exciting. A staple on the menu, for good reason, is their cheese toastie. Include the chilli fried egg and the dish is certainly one to remember. Crispy around the edges, deliciously gooey on the inside, it makes for the perfect comfort food. After something lighter? Head inside to the cabinet, well adorned with sweet and savoury treats.

Address: St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Road

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