Somewhere special to eat
Owner Sharyn Mathias aimed the feel of her café away from on-trend slick and urban, preferring a low-key rustic feel.
The food store that sprawls beside the café is an Aladdin’s cave of local and imported goodies. The food is unfussy and classic, the ambience relaxed and welcoming. One of their most devoted customers is a lovely retired gent called John who comes in every day for a scone and a coffee and brings armfuls of meadow flowers for the staff. It’s that sort of a place. 71 Cardrona Valley Road, (03) 443 7078, florencesfoodstore.co.nz