New Cafes to Try: Cup and Bun, Oaken

Welcome these new eateries to the ever-expanding Auckland food scene

Baked chickpeas at Oaken, Britomart. Picture / Supplied.

Oaken, 130 Quay St, Britomart
With hearty breakfast offerings in the morning, quick lunch options and an extensive wine and cocktail list come sundown, you can literally stay at Britomart’s Oaken all day. The new opening, which also offers beans from Eighthirty, Allpress and Peoples, is aimed at the accessible eater, with nothing on the morning, lunch or dinner menu more than $20.

Cup and Bun, 2a Hakanoa St, Grey Lynn
Former Rakinos owner Andy JV Lo is behind this new espresso bar, which focuses on good coffee served with good buns. Although the concept is simple, the buns are actually deliciously complex — with fillings such as rib eye, bacon and soft egg, pork belly, and oyster mushroom with haloumi. There are also plenty of sweet treats for after you’ve had the essentials.

Bluebells Cakery, 161a Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough
Although not strictly a new eatery, Bluebells’ original Hillsborough store has just reopened after a huge renovation, transforming the space from a commerical kitchen into a dainty shop. What with Homestead having recently opened, Hillsborough could very well be the new brunch destination of choice.

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