It's the attention to detail and the little creative intricacies that really set boring cafes apart from awesome ones. My friend Jonathan and I did some cafe hopping when I was in Auckland, and I was delighted to try out Little & Friday's latest venture in Newmarket. Building on from their successful namesake in Takapuna, this new one has popped up in the middle of a fabric store. With just two big communal tables, it totally and completely just works.
I was flattered and thrilled when I was told that this was the kind of cafe Jonathan could picture me having one day. One day! I was impressed by animals instead of table numbers, communal jars of relish and cutlery, cinnamon sticks and mint in the milk bottle water carafes, well made coffee, vintage plates, his mince and cheese pie, my bacon and egg tart, and the beautiful beautiful-looking baked goods.
Little & Friday, Melrose St, Newmarket, Auckland.