Cafés in New Zealand


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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  1. Colm says:

    If you ever get a chance, you must check out the food to be had at the Bay House Cafe, Cape Foulwind, Tauranga Bay. Simply amazing.

  2. barbara says:

    Airport food is almost as bad as airline food. Sounds like you had a good time Caroline.

  3. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the tip, Colm. It looks gorgeous and I wasn’t actually too far from there on my 2005 trip down the West Coast – little did I know then what I was missing out on. It doesn’t do me any good to read their menu (you can find it here) with its “Breakfast Sauté of bacon, butternut pumpkin, chorizo, red onion & fresh rocket leaves, dressed with honeyed horopito vinaigrette & topped with a soft poached egg & avocado”. ‘Tis far from that and the accompanying sunshine I am at the moment!I think you’re right, Barbara, although we did get a surprisingly good monkfish in a black pepper sauce en route home to Singapore. We flew Singapore Airlines this time and, while the Western food was awfully bland – especially a problem when the other menu choice had disappeared before the trolley arrived – the Asian choices weren’t too bad. They sure beat that horrible Cityside Café anyway.

  4. Pete Abernethy says:

    Just read the article and thought, that Bayhouse must be mentioned, but darn someone has already beaten me to it. But far one of the best in nz, was there on sunday, sun, good food and an outlook of surfers catch fresh waves, cant be beaten. Ps if staying up that way drop into the Old Slaughter House, sounds bad i know, but turely the nicest BBH in NZ, located in Hector. Good luck for the blog awards, pete

  5. Caroline says:

    Hey Pete – sounds like the Bay House is well worth checking out. Perhaps the next time we’re back in NZ!

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