It’s such a beautiful day! We thought we should get to the beach so made our way over to the Takapuna Beach Cafe.
Right on the beach looking out onto the shimmering water, it is a dream location for a cafe. Seating flows from inside out onto a deck with chic white-wire chairs and glass table tops. Shiny cake stands filled with tea cakes, meringues and macarons create a centre piece in the middle of the room. With stylish light fittings, the overall atmosphere is very modern.
It’s not the cheapest, but it is far from your average cafe. We really liked the sparkling water on arrival and the service was impeccable and friendly. If you’re after something simpler, ‘The Store’ next door sells a lot of the same things take-away (and half the price), as well as extras including pies.
Their decadent flavoured gelato and ice-creams deserve a special mention. We found the salted-caramel gelato was an unusually more-ish combination.
Laura, Rachel & Victoria x
Location: 22 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland