Wednesday, 1 February 2012

CAFE CULTURE......



Hello dear friends!
Today I'm sharing with you
one of my fave cafes in
my corner of the world
Auckland - New Zealand!

"Little and Friday"
opened a second cafe here last year
on the strength of the huge success
of their first one in Belmont.



Late last year a friend and I
lunched at their new venue
in Newmarket
not far from where we live.

Their cakes are "to die for"
the sort that you want
to eat slowly
and really enjoy the experience!
have you got the picture
(I can even dream about their cakes!!!)


But I started my lunch with
a small piece of delicious
"Caramelised red onion and
Haloumi Tart"
totally melt in the mouth pastry
(I even have dreams about this too)!!


I followed with an
exquisite pear tart,
and I didn't add yoghurt
or cream.... wasn't I disciplined
(a first!!!)


Jennie had an
Orange and Rosewater cake
with clotted cream
(naughty Jen!!!)
no, to be fair that's how
it was served!


Lemon tarts looked so
delicious too!
We sat at a big dining room table
shared by several others -
it was a lovely atmosphere
and we all chatted to one another.

They had some great fashion mags
to read, if you were there on your own!

The coffee was excellent
I had Cafe Latte
it was strong and very hot
just how I like it!!!

Tomorrow I will share with you my
recipe for the
Caramelised Onion and Houlami Tart.

Thank you all for popping in to see me
especially those of you who leave
comments.... love you!
A big welcome to my new followers
Thank you for joining my blog.
Be kind to one another
Love and hugs
Shane x


16 comments:

Margaret said...

oh yum, wish I was there... Mx

Liz said...

Those cakes and pastries look delicious! Love the pic of the little girls having a tea party - cute!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

l'alternativa said...

Che bello!!!!!!!!! Mi hai fatto venire l'acquolina in bocca......
complimenti, splendide foto, meravigliosa quella con le bambine
baci
Emi

amy said...

O my.....I m on the wrong blog ,I try to loose some weight ,ooo jammie!
Nice you are on my blog
I become a Follower :)
Gr Amy

Elizabethd said...

Oh Shane, how could you put those photos on!! They are so tempting.

MosaicMagpie said...

Now I am starving!!!

Susan said...

This brings back lovely memories of my trip to New Zealand several years ago. I ate a Lamington every time I visited a cafe. Thank you for reminding me of it! I would love to have a latte and one of the desserts you have shown!

It's me said...

Delicious !!!...love from me...xxx.

Rhonda said...

yum, those dishes look amazing! I bet they tasted great! I love cafes...anywhere, anytime!

Madelief said...

Hi Shane,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! It still amazes me where all the people who leave comments come from. Like you New Zealand....it's the other end of the world for us :-)

I can imagine why you like this café. The cakes look absolutely delicious!

Enjoy your day!

Madelief

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh I love places like that, but they are so dangerous for the waistline! Looks so pretty, almost too pretty to eat. xox Corrine

Celestina Marie said...

Oh WOW, now I am hungry for one of those wonderful treats. Everything looks so yummy good.
Sounds like a great spot to meet friends and relax over lunch and dessert.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. The place I featured was in Michigan. Hometown of Henry Ford.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Mary said...

Shane, I'm ashamed for not coming by to visit in so long! Seeing your kind comment today made me realize I wasn't 'following' you so I've rectified that tonight! My travels have kept me so busy since last Sept. and I've just fallen behind with all the day to day stuff.....like visiting all the blogs! Will try to keep up now - but believe me, a lot of travels coming this year so please be forgiving if I'm missing now and then.

It was a disappointment not having more time to explore Auckland - we were only there a few hours before the ship left, all I really saw was flying over the city before landing and the docks! Next time I'm coming to stay longer........and you must definitely take me to taste these fabulous looking pastries.......please!!!!!

Hope all is well - I'll be reading back through your posts asap.

Hugs from far away. Have a lovely Summer - Mary

Beth said...

I love visiting Auckland and must store this in the memory for my next visit. I wouldn't know where to start with so many amazing things on the menu.
x

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh, Shane! It looks like a lovely place. And I would have loved what you ordered. In fact, that tart sounds out of this world delicious! I look forward to the recipe. Best wishes, Tammy

~*~Patty S said...

oh be still my heart...what a perfect spot that looks to be
AND
that Pear Tarte .... ooo it's almost bedtime for me and now I'm hungry ;)

oxo

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