Zomer Cafe, Takapuna
Zomer Cafe in Takapuna is a cute little dining spot with indoor and outdoor seating, open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The focus here is on healthy, seasonal, fresh food and ingredients, with plenty of options for Vegetarians and those on a Gluten Free/Diary Free diet, and I loved their interesting take on everyday breakfast/brunch offerings, all in a relaxed, beachfront setting.
My Homemade Beef Croquettes with Gremolata were utterly more-ish and delightful, with a nice crunchy outside and soft, juicy, almost creamy shredded beef on the inside on top of a slice of grilled ciabatta and plenty of Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise to help mop up all the goodness. I thought it would be a little too substantial for breakfast, but the amount was just right. The Husband's Eggs Benedict were a creamy, saucy delight, paired with lovely sweetcorn bread that the kids gobbled up and topped with Swiss Chard and Pancetta Crumbs.
The menu is a little pricey compared to other brunch spots, but the attention to detail and deliciousness on the plate makes it worth it, coupled with a cheerful and kid-friendly atmosphere. I'll definitely head back to try some of the other offerings on their new Autumn 2015 menu that caught my eye, like the Dikkertjes (Dutch Pancakes), and the Chilli Crispy Chicken with Date Chutney!
4, The Strand,
Tel: +64 (09) 488 7594