20 July 2011
little & friday
Photography by Anna Kidman
The delights of Grandma’s kitchen are one step closer with this new opening.
If you’re anything like me – a sucker for all things sweet, then Little & Friday is the place for you. We stopped by the newly opened neighbourhood café on Monday, to find it just so happened to be their unofficial opening day. Located inside Martha’s Fabric house in Newmarket, it is the second chapter of the Little & Friday cafés, with its bigger sister residing across the bridge in Takapuna.
The café interior of Little & Friday is like sitting in your grandmother’s kitchen, with the culinary offerings singing a little to the same tune. Brioche, cakes, tarts and homemade pies are all beautifully presented and piled up high across the retro cabinetry and glassware.
On arrival, we perhaps were too charmed by the aroma of freshly baked goodness, that our eyes became a little larger than our stomachs. Between the two of us we ordered a caramelized onion and feta quiche, a mushroom, onion and buffalo mozzarella tart and to top it off, a lemon curd and coconut cake and a mini chocolate cupcake. Just a light Monday lunch!
We sat inside around the large communal dining table surrounded by a mix of odd chairs. Outside, there is a cute collection of white washed old beer crates, which looked perfect for a leisurely Saturday morning coffee in the sun. Our food was presented on mismatched china plates from from old tea sets and minted water with cinnamon was served from pre-loved glass milk bottles, all adding to the homely, country kitchen-like atmosphere.
Our advice? Pay a visit to Little & Friday on an empty stomach. The portions are generously-sized and like us, you probably won’t be able to settle on just one delicious choice.
Little & Friday
12 Melrose Street (inside of Martha's Fabrics)