Five best spots onKRoad

Karanga­hape Road packs a lot of liv­ing into one-kilometre.

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT -

Some­thing about Coco’s is just fun. Maybe it’s the way the wait staff treat you like an old friend, or those cute checked ta­ble cloths, or the love you can taste in their food. Coco’s does rus­tic Ital­ian food, and they do it very well. Drinks-wise, there’s an ex­cel­lent selec­tion of Ital­ian aper­tifs like Cam­pari and Aperol.

Madame Ge­orge

Open­ing ear­lier this year, Madame Ge­orge is the new kid on the block. It’s the brain­child of Matthew Fitzger­ald, the for­mer owner of pop­u­lar Pon­sonby cafe Fred’s. Madame Ge­orge has a New York­style vibe, with a killer cock­tail menu and a range of very snack­able Asian-fu­sion dishes.

Apero

Another re­cent ar­rival on the K Rd scene, Apero has carved out a niche as a wine bar with­out any of the snob­bish­ness. They serve good wine and good food in a for­mer tat­too par­lour with a hole-in-thewall at­mos­phere. Try their ar­ti­san sausage - so good you can or­der it by the me­tre.

Peach Pit

Peach Pit is the wa­ter­ing hole of choice for K Rd’s bo­hemian art stu­dent set. Like most of the pa­trons, the food and drinks are eclec­tic and imag­i­na­tive. Staff are con­stantly in­vent­ing new cock­tails.

TheWine Cel­lar and Whammy Bar

TheWine Cel­lar and Whammy Bar are like the one-two punch of K Rd good times. It’s like, bam! Wine Cel­lar hits you with an awe­some wine list (of course) and mel­low vibes and then, wham! Whammy Bar just clocks you around the nog­gin with a big left hook of amaz­ing live mu­sic.

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