Passion by name, passion by nature. Owner Julene Payne has plenty of it and it shows in her cafe. The food is cooked onsite – all the old favourites, presented with flair, like cheese scones, sweet and savoury muffins, friands, brioche, club sandwiches and pies, as well as daily specials like mince on toast and quiche. Every time I’ve eaten here, the food has been delicious. The coffee is also superb – supplied by local roastery Planet Espresso.
This little suburban cafe, located at 60 Jutland Road in Hauraki / Takapuna, is a real hit with the locals. At 11:30 it is filled with busy happy chatter. By 12:15 there’s not much left on the counter – they appreciate good kai around here. Call in for a big breakfast in the weekend, sit out on the pavement if the weather’s good, and let the Passion rub off on you. Follow Julene on Twitter -she’ll keep you up to date with the daily menu. You can also check out the Passion website. Passion Cafe is open 8am to 2pm Monday and Saturday, 7:30am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday, closed Sunday.