Part of the fur­ni­ture

A ver­i­ta­ble in­sti­tu­tion of Auck­land’s most in­fa­mous street – K Road – Verona Café is as colour­ful as the cus­tomers who for years have flocked to drink and dine un­der the glit­ter­ing sign out­side.

Element - - LIFESTYLE -

Last year Verona Café was given an over­haul by new own­ers Annabelle Guin­ness and Phil Ran­dle, and with it has come a new era of accountability with the café’s com­mit­ment to be­com­ing a Con­scious Con­sumer café.

Says Ran­dle: “We started off the Leigh Sawmill café, and that was the abid­ing phi­los­o­phy up there. We are be­hind the idea that food is medicine and makes us happy. Ev­ery­thing as much as pos­si­ble is made from scratch. We bake bread ev­ery day, and take as much fresh veg­eta­bles, fruit and herbs from peo­ple’s gar­dens as pos­si­ble.”

Pho­tos: Ted Baghurst

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