I am a terrible cook, not because I’m bad at it, I just hate doing it. But what I lack in efforts in the kitchen I make up for in hunting out yum places to eat and what those yum things are and whack them on my YUMlist (Find it on insta @SharynsYumList) Here are a few of my faves if you’re in the area, try them out!
Tosca - Remuera Road - If you want a good coffee or for non coffee drinkers a good matcha latte then Tosca if your one-stop shop - The staff are incredible too.
Dear Jervois - Jervois Road - Pancakes, waffles, THE BURGER and not forgetting their out the gate breakfast taco! Dear Jervois rules and suits everyone from families to catching up with pals.
The Sugar Grill - Te Atatu - This place has such a beautiful vibe to it, the staff are super friendly and the food options are epic, My fave is the Mac n Cheese toasted sandwich, it’s the best after a big night, but make sure you dip it in tomato sauce too YUMMM
Odettes - City Works Depot - I’ll give you 2 words. ODETTES COMPLETE. It’s the perfect breakfast and if you’re feeling freaky, whack some halloumi in there too.
Nishiki - Freemans Bay - The funnest BYO in Auckland, I’ve eaten here for almost 15 years and always get put in charge of the ordering - Tori Mayo, Ebi Harumaki, Salmon or Tuna Namaharu, Beef Carpaccio, Gyoza, Spinach, Miso Eggplant. YOU’RE WELCOME.
Black Betty Cafe - If you’re a mushroom person then get in there for some of the best mushrooms of your life then Black Betty is the spot. Everything I’ve ordered from here has been good so you can’t really go wrong.
Town Tonic - Lincoln Rd - We eat here everytime we go to Christchurch, it has an amazing vibe to it and I don’t know what they do to their salmon but it is drool worthy.
King of Snake - Victoria St - I feel like King of Snake is a CHCH institution, it’s an asian fusion paradise and if you don’t know what to order, get the staff to order for you.
Deja Vu Eats - Stuart St - Probably the most instagrammable restaurant you’ll ever see and they make MAC N CHEESE DUMPINGS!!!!!
Vogel St Kitchen - Spacy and incredible staff, I had a hot chocolate here and it was the yummiest one I’ve ever
Mister D’s - Injectable donuts, Tuna Sashimi and Avo salad, great for kids, brunch, lunch, dinner Mister D’s is a great time!
St Johns Bar and Eatery - Sharing plates galore, great place to catch up with mates or for a date night, lazed environment and great people watching
Chow - I have never had a bad night or drink or plate at Chow. I’m not usually a cocktail gal but their cocktail list is incredible to treat yourself!
Ok, this list is starting to go on, I’ll give some quick shout outs to other good options: -
- The Fed. Auckland
- Akarua wines and kitchen - Queenstown
- Mr Tanakas - Ellerslie
- Coffee Culture - Timaru