Serving delicious Supreme coffee, a range of alternative plant lattes such as charcoal, turmeric and beetroot, a menu of breakfast/lunch dishes, (a crowd favourite is the ‘funghi’- mushrooms, potato rostis, parmesan and rocket) and a cabinet of sandwiches and sweet treats (most days their famous cheese scones sell out by 11am); Crave is attracting people from far and wide with their friendly service, warm atmosphere and delicious food.
With larger private rooms for hire upstairs, they’re a popular space for events, and have recently opened up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, serving Tapas and local brews and their own ‘Morningcider’ apple cider. There is a loyal following of locals who frequent this large space for meetings, lunch dates and breakfast and, as well, you’ll always find a corner to curl up in to read. They’ve also got wifi and a work space upstairs for the students and freelancers.
Their continued efforts to connect the neighbourhood is having a great impact on the area, hosting community events such as cooking classes, ethical markets, street parties and even a “Community Christmas Wrapathon” with a side of carol singing. The café has also just launched a gelato/take away espresso bar, serving ‘Little ‘Lato’, a new gelato brand on the Auckland scene: we recommend the Lemon Cheesecake!
Article by Abigail Egden & Photography by Beka Hope origibnally appeared in Neat Places.