Icecream sandwiches from the Cheltenham Dairy in Devonport. Photo / Babiche Martens

Neighbourhood Watch: Where To Eat, Shop & Visit In Devonport

With warmer weather around the corner, we check out some of the best spots shore-side

Cheltenham Milk Bar and Dairy
Whether it’s an icecream on a beach day or you make an added stop on your waterfront walk for their famous milkshakes, this humble dairy is a must-try for any summer day spent in Devonport. 64 Vauxhall Rd, Devonport

Cheltenham Beach
Come summer time this slice of paradise will be one of the hottest spots in Auckland and only a ferry ride out of the city. Cheltenham Beach has a reputation for being one of the most gorgeous sun-soaking spots in the area. Bath St, Devonport

Vic Road Kitchen serves delicious food and is just a five minute walk away from the ferry. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Vic Road Kitchen, Bistro
This fun little restaurant is just five minutes’ walk from the ferry in Devonport, where they’re doing some of the most delicious food in Auckland and providing a great destination for city couples with a bit of imagination. 57 Victoria Rd, Devonport

Waterfront Walk
The Devonport Waterfront Walk is the perfect way to admire and explore a number of Devonport’s iconic surroundings. This walk along King Edward Parade towards North Head takes approximately 45 minutes and is a great introduction to the unique and remarkable history of Devonport village. Starts from the Ferry Terminal and finishes at the Torpedo Bay Naval Museum. Visit to plan your walk.

Devon On The Wharf offers a seasonal menu influenced by Turkish cuisine. Photo / Supplied

Devon On The Wharf
A fun spot to eat 12 mins out of Auckland CBD via ferry. Magnificent views, seasonal menu items that play to the restaurant's Turkish roots and if you time your dates right, you might catch one of the live acts known to perform there. 1 Queens Parade, Devonport

Paradox Books is a cosy place to curl up with a good read on the shore. Photo / Supplied

Paradox Books
Paradox Books offer a great selection of new books and greeting cards in a cosy sofa-and-rug atmosphere. The new owner is continuing Paradox’s wide range of children’s picture, chapter books and activities, while seekers of new fiction, non-fiction and books on New Zealand will also find something to take home. 26 Victoria Rd, Devonport

Truffle mix is rolled by hand into balls, ready to be chocolate-dipped in the factory at Devonport Chocolates. Photo / Sarah Ivey

Devonport Chocolates
Calling all sweet tooths! Devonport Chocolates are an award-winning chocolate house that uses European practices with the Pacific’s flavours, ingredients and, luckily for us, locations. Their chocolate dipped crisps are a Viva favourite. 17 Wynyard St, Devonport

Cosi Fan Tutte
There's an array of treasures to find in this vintage lovers dreamland which stocks everything from homewares, clothing and accessories and jewellery. 73 Victoria Rd, Devonport

Flagstaff Gallery offers a changing rotation of contemporary art in Devonport. Photo / Supplied

Flagstaff Gallery
A contemporary art gallery with a focus on New Zealand artists, Flagstaff Gallery is an inviting space for people of all ages and backgrounds. 30 Victoria Rd, Devonport

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