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…

Review: Altitude Brewery

After returning from Canada with heightened standards about what I consider a good beer, it didn’t take long for this Frankton brewery to become a firm favourite.  With a menu heavy on IPAs, it would be a lie to say that the selection is to everyone’s taste (it certainly is to mine), however there is…

Review: Scroggin Cafe

Scroggin Cafe opened while I was living in Canada so I had earmarked it for a visit for a long time before I actually made it there! Lucy, the superstar behind the cafe, was in my profs group in Wellington (yes, law) and I think she already knew that she was going to end up…

Review: Polpetta

How’s this for a concept? Choose your protein; choose your pasta base; choose your sauce. So simple and it works SO well! We were delighted to stumble upon this innovative pasta bar during our time on New Plymouth and we could see why it has such a good reputation. I got good vibes from the…

Review: Knead Artisan Donuts

Forever on a quest to find the best donuts, Knead Artisan Donuts in New Plymouth sure did make a great submission. It is only open a couple of days a week, so our plan was to drive there before we began our journey back to Napier and grab some for the road. Andy and I…

Review: Alessandro’s

Havelock North’s diverse array of international food continues to flourish and is only bolstered by the popularity and quality of Alessandro’s. It has recently moved (upsizing due to its success) and is now located across the road and down the alleyway from the beloved Pipi restaurant, probably its greatest competition for delicious Italian food in…

Review: Cayle

By day we know it as the Village Green Cafe, but by night, this popular local spot turns into an Asian fusion restaurant. Cayle serves both tapa style dishes as well as bigger plates, so it is a good idea to go with people you don’t mind sharing with.  I think the ambience of the…