Today's cafe, in Kingsland because we have "finished" Sandringham Rd ;-) has the punny name "Perk Up" it's small and busy. The style and menu are fairly typical, with two nice touches:
- free coffee with your breakfast (not supposed to operate on Saturday, do you think someone is spotting us as influential reviewers ;-)
- interesting items on a "specials" list - I've been getting bored by the same-old, same-old menus, eggs benny is great, big breakfasts are fine, but whatever "creative" names you call them they are much the same everywhere!
Barbara had a pile of corn fritters with bacon and egg, and pronounced them "Very Good". I had Chicken Livers with Bacon and Spinach in a rich tasty port and mustard gravy on toasted Ciabatta, it was superb, the best food I've had in a cafe so far. Perhaps a little heavy for the last sunny Saturday of the year (we sat outside and enjoyed people-watching), but so deeply savoury and balanced...Coffee: Pretty Good
By Karajoz, B's moccachino was only OK or Quite Good, my long black (with jug, though metal) was strong with deep flavour but just a touch bitter.Perk Up
438 New North Road,
09 815 0434
Labels: auckland_cafes, food, review