Here’s one for Conscious Consumers: ethical cafe selling fairtrade organic coffee, local organic & free range food. Lake Road, central Takapuna
Monthien Thai Restaurant in Milford offers a superb dining experience – great food, friendly service and reasonable prices.
Boutique coffee roastery Toasted Espresso in Barry’s Pt Rd Takapuna not only produces some of the very best coffee roasts in town, they’re absolutely passionate about making great coffee.
North Shore now has its own version of Wellington’s wonderful Moore Wilson. Farro Fresh in Constellation Dr – artisan & specialty foods & everyday fare.
The Takapuna Beach Series on Tuesday evenings hosts races in ocean swimming, beach running, stand up paddling and more
Frank Sargeson is one of the all time great NZ writers, and he spent most of his life living right here on the North Shore. Visit his home in Takapuna.
Bungalo Cafe in Mokoia Road Birkenhead serves excellent food and coffee in a converted brick bungalow.
Used as a battery during WWII, Kennedy Park is steeped in history and is a beautiful spot for walks, picnics, sea views and general family fun.