Hello from New Zealand! I thought I’ll pop in to start sharing some of my New Zealand discoveries as I feel that after four weeks here I will be flooded in photos, places, inspiration I want to share with you all. So let me start with my first tips for a bed and breakfast in Auckland. And don’t get me wrong: I am not talking about a B&B, but about a cool Airbnb apartment and a fantastic breakfast (or lunch) location named Dear Jervois.
Both places are located in Auckland’s waterfront district Herne Bay. I have booked my Airbnb apartment well in advance and I knew little about the area named Herne Bay but I learned from my friend Mel that it is close to Ponsonby, a great area for shopping, eating, going out. And the Airbnb proofed to be a jackpot: Louise, our host, put fresh flowers in the beautiful apartment wich was located in a quiet street just a five minutes walk from a beach and a five minutes walk from what should become my Auckland breakfast place: Dear Jervois.
Dear Jervois is everything I love – great coffee, good food and lots of plants – all combined with a rustic interior style and a relaxed and cool crowd of people, both staff and guests. I was staying three days in Auckland and discovered a lot of amazing places but Dear Jervois is really in the top 3 list of my Auckland finds (more to come on the blog soon).
The food was scrumptious with a great selection of healthy and interesting options: I had some mouthwatering Matcha waffles with paleo nuts, fruits, quinoa crunch and dollop of raspberry mascarpone and the other time I opted for a Halloumi bagel with avocado. And the smoothies and juices are just incredible – I tasted the Super Juice with apple, ginger, lime carrots and turmeric and a Super Berry smoothie with all sorts of berries, banana, chia seeds, yoghurt, honey and soy milk.
Having said all this I am still wondering why we do not have places like this in Munich? Well, maybe someone will read my lines and open such a place. I’d be a regular customer. After all traveling forth and back to Auckland will be too costly I’m afraid!
Photography by Igor Josifovic