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…

Spoon and Paddle Cafe – Taupo

Spoon and Paddle cafe – https://www.facebook.com/spoonandpaddle/ Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: Situated a stones throw from the main street this cafe was quite the find.  When you walked in you were greeted by the waft of fresh food,  coffee and smiling faces.  There was plenty of seating indoors and picnic style tables outdoors in…

The Pepe – Tairua

The Pepe  – http://thepepetairua.co.nz Reviewed by FiFi, January 2018 The Place: This cafe is a wee gem smack bang on the main road.  If you ever take a trip up to Whitianga then this place is worth stopping for on your way through.  There is seating inside as well as outside the front or on the…

Cafe Figg – Petone

Cafe Figg – https://www.facebook.com/CafeFigg/ Reviewed by Karen and FiFi, September 2017 The Place: This place is hip and has a real trendy vibe right in the heart of Petone’s shopping area.  Its compact but nonetheless there is a lot of indoor and outdoor seating.  The cabinet food looks and smells tempting and there is a huge…

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…