Here’s one for Conscious Consumers: ethical cafe selling fairtrade organic coffee, local organic & free range food. Lake Road, central Takapuna
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.
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.
Jam Organic Cafe in Hurstmere Road Takapuna serves fresh, locally sourced and organic food and excellent coffee just a short walk from Takapuna beach
Tony and I have kayaked to Rangitoto on 2 occasions – once in tandem kayaks and then in our own individual kayaks, and I can really recommend it for a great day’s outing. If you’re not feeling super energetic, then grab a mate and go tandem. It’ll take roughly 45 minutes to get across to … Continued
Passion Cafe for great coffee and food in Jutland Road, Takapuna is a real hit with locals
Stand up paddling – SUP – is a great way to increase your core strength and general fitness, and you get to hang out at the beach as well.
Do some bread tasting at Wild Wheat Bakery (Takapuna and Belmont). This is bread the way it was meant to be – chewy, crusty and full of flavour – mmmmmmm