Five best spots onKRoad
Karangahape Road packs a lot of living into one-kilometre.
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.
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.
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 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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