Making handmade yellow and blue corn tortillas daily, Tacoteca in City Works Depot is a taqueria, cantina and tortilleria bringing Mexican soul food with a modern twist by Edmundo Farrera from La Fuente and Jean Brito (pictured). SkyBar is the city’s newest cocktail bar, and the only one that is 50 floors up with all the views and wow that that implies. Devonport’s waterfront welcomes a new player with Dulcie, a daytime eatery in a gorgeous 1920s building looking out to sea. Popular Ponsonby restaurant Khu Khu has opened a new venue in Milford, bringing vegan Thai food packed with flavour to the North Shore. Durham Lane is the home of Go Ramen, the new go-to spot not only for ramen, but all your Japanese favourites. We say farewell to K Rd’s Peach Pit but taking the space in a new direction we welcome Tempero, a Pan-Latin bistro with tastes of Brazil, Mexico, Portugal and Peru from chef Fabio Bernardini. Bright and Barbie-pink, The Breakfast Club in Pt Chev rocks its diner style with pancake stacks, shakes and sodas from the duo behind Slow Lane. A bit of Melbourne cool with a dash of Auckland cosy comes to Sandringham where Everyday Coffee has your daily brew and bagels covered. Catering to the ever-growing suburb of Silverdale is Fã Artisan Bake offering a packed cabinet of pastries, sandwiches, salads and eightthirty coffee. In Freemans Bay, meet Café Perch in the space vacated by Red Rabbit on Hargreaves St, a pared-back office café providing a great place for those on the fly. We’re looking ahead a bit, but we can’t wait for Josh and Helen Emett’s next venture, Gilt Brasserie at Chancery Chambers on O’Connell St, due to open in October.


In the heart of Clevedon village check out Clevedon Gourmet, for Havana Coffee Works coffee and delicious Kiwi produce.


Well-known for cooking at Palliser Kitchen, Lucy Mutch and Daniel Dew will open their own restaurant, Nara, in Martinborough Square.



Chimichurri is an Argentinian barbecue joint, on the site of the old Brooklyn Deli, rocking traditional asado and empanadas. Delicious pastries and the best coffee – what more could you want from West Two Espresso on Jessie St. If bistro-style is your style then get to The Niom Bistro in Newton. Lunches in Kilbirnie just went all Vietnameezy and we couldn’t be happier.


At the Middlehurst Station Farm Store in the heart of Kāikoura township you’ll find artisanal Canterbury, Kaikōura and Marlborough products and a fully certified boutique butchery.