A team of seasoned experts are bringing us brag-worthy coffee, baking and brunch from this small-but-smart North Shore café.

Going further to summon us to the sun-drenched precinct of Takapuna is yet another new opening with brunch-worthy potential. Something of a bakery-cum-daytime eatery, No.6 (referring to their address on Hurstmere Road) is the product of industry ‘veteran’ Alice Au-Yeung and her business partner, Daniel Ren, wanting to embark upon a venture of their own.

With the expertise of ex-Pyrénées and Olaf’s master baker Thomas Tureau on board, No.6 have a selection of artisan bread baked fresh everyday alongside a series of pastries and patisserie items including our favourite, the artfully rounded ‘pêche’ (The Peach), taking up eye-catching real estate in the cabinet. So while we’d urge locals to pop in and pick up their daily loaf, we’re further enticed by the succinct menu of dishes that can be enjoyed on site and that Au-Yeung vows will be changing fortnightly if not every week.

Bringing her culinary prowess from time spent crafting the well-reputed meals at Mt Eden’s Olaf’s (where she met Trudeau) alongside various other establishments including Modicum in Eden Terrace, the talented chef is producing a medley of exquisitely flavoursome dishes including the Spanish fried eggs with tangy chorizo, potatoes, paprika and a perfect salsa rojo, alongside various other international flavours such as the Middle Eastern lamb and Thai chicken salad with coconut, chilli, peanuts and plenty of greens.

With everything made in house and from scratch, you can rest easy that what you’re devouring from No.6 is of the utmost quality. With limited tables available in their cute, fresh store, we’d suggest you get in sooner rather than later to soak up the goods at this sunny new nook on Hurstmere Road.

Opening hours: 
Monday to Friday – 7am till 4pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8am till 4pm


6 Hurstmere Road


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