RedRobin Cafe

Without question this is the best boutique cafe that we've ever been to. Robin Stock the owner has been in New Zealand for over 20 years, well-travelled (has been a mural painter) and hails from London/Sussex (UK). This tiny cafe is in North Oamaru and Robin offers a hearty welcome, banter, and delicious food and... Continue Reading →

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Good Morning!

This is timed to reach northern hemisphere readers in the morning (but for me in New Zealand it's 4.30pm Thursday afternoon). Yesterday we returned from a 2-night trip away, we stayed in Oamaru (East Coast) for the first night and Dunedin for the second night. In Oamaru the two cafes we visited did a fantastic... Continue Reading →

Pub at the Port

In yesterday's post I said we'd been out for dinner in Port Chalmers during our recent overnighter in Dunedin. We didn't take any photos but I took some during a visit to the same establishment in January - I'll share those with you instead. Its a really nice pub, welcoming and friendly, comfortable, and with... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Cafes

Cafes in Oamaru are great and I don't think we've been to any that we haven't liked. I should particularly mention Steam which we've often been to but I never photographed. Last time we found it had changed ownership so I hope the wonderful food continues! This post features a couple of cafes that we... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Junction Cafe

A favourite cafe of mine in Gore is closing on Saturday and I'll miss it. The only cafe in town that's on first floor level, it has great views onto the street and I like to buy chocolate lamingtons there. The staff had just got used to how I like my lamington - straight from... Continue Reading →

Colours of Coffee Flavours

Does my coffee taste musty/earthy or musty/dusty? Hopefully neither, there's lots of better options. Various fruit, nut, chocolate flavours and even maple syrup! Much better than skunky, cardboard, rubber, petroleum, ashy, acrid or meaty brothy. The poster shown below is hung as a framed print on the wall of Vanguard cafe at 329 Princes Street,... Continue Reading →

Mossburn Muffins Mmm!

Chocolate and caramel muffins, hot chocolate and mochaccino. Delicious afternoon tea, enjoyed at Bracken Hall cafe and gift shop. Mossburn is a tiny village way out in the Southland rural countryside. Its on the tourist route to Fiordland which probably explains why this tiny town has two cafes and a diner! I recommend Bracken Hall... Continue Reading →

Tiger Tea advertisement on the side of a commercial building in Caversham, South Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 01 June 2018.

Tea at Tapanui

Sunday 13 May. Dying to get out of foggy, grey, cloudy Gore;  decision at 2.20pm to drive to Tapanui hoping to find (a) Top Nosh still open and (b) warm, bright sunshine. Arrive Tapanui: Top Nosh still open [we were only in the nick of time] AND warm, bright sunshine So we sat down in... Continue Reading →

Me to a ‘T’

Travelling back home from Central Otago we were in need of refreshments. We'd already driven Clyde to Hawea in the early morning and then found that Hawea was seriously lacking anything that resembled a cosy cafe with an ounce of ambience. Nigel had visited a prospective client in the morning and we faced a long... Continue Reading →

Out in the Countryside

After leaving Tapanui on Sunday afternoon we drove out into the country and decided to head for the small village of Waikaka. We explored up a gravel road named Bushy Park Road and I took this roadside photo of a hawthorn with red berries, there's also a lovely view down over the plains. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Street Art | Chasing Waterfalls

"Chasing Waterfalls" completed in January 2017 at 80 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Its way down the end of a rough looking alley. Fantastic mural. "Quick collaboration piece" by Emmanuel Jarus and Caratoes according to the Dunedin Street Art website.

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