follow up review after visiting yesterday (sunday 22 feb 2015). Took my mum, wife and wee daughter, we were in a hurry and I was concerned about how relatively short the new north road location can be on space and seating. copped a perfect spot at the main table. food and smoothies came out real quick which was great and we were in and out in under 30 minutes which was a shame as any food let alone good food should not be hurried.
We shared two smoothies - the berry antioxidiser and a chocolate flavoured one - sorry not sure what was in it. We had a wrap and a 'pad thai'. "OMG" so amazing the food here is seriously unreal. I truly think this is the best food of any cafe I have tried in Auckland, so clean yet so so so tasty. Unbelievable.
At one point one of the staff asked us we were enjoying the food, I said that i was hoping there were no cameras filming us for some joke youtube channel, as we must have looked like pigs, horsing our food, unable to stop - literally I could not stop eating way past being fulfilled.
First visit to the Unbakery after hearing that it is good but not knowing why or what it is about. Pleased to say that only now as I reflect back on our visit, and read some online reports, do I find out that the Cafe is based around raw food and gluten-free. This is refreshing as we all try and label everything these days, Unbakery is just what it is (which is great food).
Our visit to the New North Road outlet was close to lunch time on Saturday and so we were lucky to get a seat. Service was fast and friendly, the cold pour-over coffee with almond milk was amazing - as a coffee bore it was a treat to try something different (almond milk not normally associated with pour-over method). Both salads we ordered were gorgeous and the torte for pudding was again terrific. Nothing negative only big positives for this place, I guess it can be quite cramped at this location but that is no biggie.
Go here, enjoy.
I have only been the the Ponsonby Little Bird but there is no page for the Ponsonby cafe yet so I will put my two cents worth here. I absolutely LOVE this place!! I was hooked from the very first bite. The food is incredible. I have always been open minded to raw food, but I had no idea just how delicious and flavorful raw food could be! The biggest test was taking my meat-eating father there, he's the sort of person who doesn't think a meal is complete without meat. He has been known to sit at the dinner table pushing food around his plate when he has been served something vegetarian at home, and once everyone has finished, will say "I'll eat this later, I'm not hungry", and then go and cook a piece of steak. But, he loved the food! The staff are always so lovely, the service is awesome, the meals are well-priced, the decor is gorgeous, they use fresh, organic produce and they are eco-conscious! And you know that regardless of what you order, you are going to get a plate of goodness! Every single person I have taken there has fallen in love with it like me. I just wish they would open one in Tauranga!
Not only an excellent cafe but the perfect spot to get a gift for a friend.
A gluten free friend of mine had a baby and a few friends and I wanted to put together a gift basket. They did such a great job and organised it with no fuss.
Thanks little bird
385 New North Rd Kingsland Auckland 1021