Hamills Restaurant – Frankton, Queenstown

Hamills Restaurant – http://www.hamills.co.nz/ Reviewed by Karen, December 2017 The Place: Sited in the heart of the Remarkables Park Shopping Centre Hamills boasts outstanding views of The Remarkables mountain range and Coronet Peak Ski Field.  There is plenty of seating inside and outside this casual pub-style venue where you can sit, relax and soak up the…

Shine Cafe – Lower Hutt

Shine Cafe – https://www.facebook.com/ShineCafeLH/ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: This quaint cafe is so close to the mall you can almost see the sale signs, yet far enough away to relax and enjoy without the hustle and bustle of the crowds.  There are plenty of indoor tables and a few outside.    There…

Umu Cafe – Coromandel Town

Umu Cafe – https://m.facebook.com/umucafe/#_=_ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: There is plenty of seating inside and outside.  The walls are lined with Maori art for sale which added some appeal to the cafe.  There is a kids menu, cabinet food and plenty of breakfast options to choose from.  Breakfast only has a 2.5 hour…

Cafe – Gear Homestead – Porirua

Cafe – Gear Homestead – https://gearhomesteadconz.wordpress.com/cafe/ Reviewed by FiFi, June 2017 The Place: This cafe is situated in a landmark building that is surrounded by gardens and open, fresh air with vistas as far as the eye can see.  There is plenty of seatings indoors and outdoors.  They offer delectable cabinet food and menus that change…

Slowfish Beach Cafe – Mt Maunganui

Slowfish Beachfront Cafe https://www.zomato.com/tauranga/slowfish-beachfront-cafe-mt-maunganui Reviewed by Karen, August 2016 The Place: This place is bustling, busy place with a great vibe. They have indoor and outdoor dining and this cafe is in a prime location on the waterfront.  We chose outdoor eating on a gorgeous spring day.  There is a huge menu to choose from ranging…