New Auckland Cafes to Try

Try these new pop-up cafes in central Auckland

Bestie cafe in St Kevin Arcade. Picture / Anna Lee.

New year, new faves: we celebrate the arrival of two new, pop-up Auckland cafes:

Owned by Napier couple Emma Lyell and Tane Williams, Bestie will be serving up freshly baked scones, Eightthirty coffee and heavenly homemade fudge (for just $1.50) made using Emma’s mother’s recipe. Operating in the centre of Karangahape Rd’s St Kevin Arcade for now, until the cafe’s new home in the old Alleluya space is finished late February.

Sai's cafe in Britomart. Picture / Anna Lee.

Do Britomart’s ever-expanding eatery options ever fail us? For six weeks only, Sai’s Espresso House will be serving Supreme, Allpress, Shaky Isles and Eightthirty coffees, plus pastries from Bread and Butter Bakery. Headed by coffee guru Sai Okesene (ex-Quay St Cafe barista), Sai’s has no tables, no chairs, and no fuss — just great coffee done well. Go get em’, coffee snobs!

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