Red Velvet Waffles & French Toast!

The title of this blog post should catch your attention immediately!

If you live on the Shore and don’t feel like driving over the bridge for brunch. Don’t worry! Drive towards Highway 18 ’cause you wont regret it (I promise). ūüôā

The Collins at Greenhithe Road have got your back, it has your¬†ordinary eggs on toasts and also the fancy as French Toast! If you are ever around, give it a go ’cause it taste more like ¬†deep-friend tofu where you can get from Chinese Restaurants but better! It is brioche bread cut in cubes coated with macadamia nuts and cornflakes with a hint of egg flavour as you bite into it.

FullSizeRender
Left – Lamb Shoulder with Quinoa Salad; Mid Top – Big Boy Butty; Right – French Toast; Mid Bottom – All The Good Stuff.

The Collins uses Atomic for their coffee, there’s smoothie and whole range of tea available as well but even better they do alcohol as well. The cafe has a huge outdoor area dedicated for kids as well as your furry pets, indoor is divided into different section for you to hangout with your mates/family!

If you’re a sweet tooth like I am, I went back the next day to try their waffle cause they change seasonally! This weekend they had Red Velvet waffle, instead of placing red velvet crumbles on top of your ordinary waffle. Their waffle itself is red velvet!!! It is to die forrrrrrrr.

IMG_3363
Back – Red Velvet Waffle; Front – French Toast

GO TRY IT BEFORE THEY CHANGE IT!

 

Nom Hunt.

Are you a burger fan?

Well, I can tell you I am not but my mates were having a crave for ’em. So we decided to try out The Bearded Clam, unfortunately last week was a ticketed event… We didn’t end up going but change our mind to Tiger Burger, located in Grey Lynn just 10 min from CBD. I can tell you their bun is so dzamn soft but churchy at the same time – not crumbly at all!

IMG_3234
Kimcheese Fries

Got their Kimcheese Fries to share and the name says it all. It’s kimchi with cheese on fries top with some spring onion.¬†*that kick is good*

Processed with VSCO with t1 preset
Left – Bossam (Pork Belly Burger); Right – Smokey Lee (Weekly Specials)

We tried Gang-Jeong burger too which is their fried chicken thigh burger, its good too but if you’re not a fan of spicy food you might just go with the Bossam. It’s the pork belly burger, that melts in your mouth balanced with the picked mu. :3¬†*slurp

Click here for their menu.

p/s: they offer whole range of drinks. Beer or shakes. You dont wanna miss it!

Coffee.

I wanted to dedicate my first post to coffee.

18318043_10155217877372487_200604792_o

From being a curious kid to an actual junior barista and now a barista (at least I think I am). Coffee is more than just a caffeinated drink, it has its story and it has different hidden meaning behind.

Fortunate enough, my first job is to work in a specialty coffee shop. They let me understand¬†you don’t need to be a hipster to be a barista, ’cause coffee drinkers¬†will look up to you as long as¬†you make a good cup of coffee. They roast their own filter coffees and if you have any question about your drinks, they will tell you all about it. Also! One thing you have to know if you’re a coffee lover, a good cup of coffee is not all on the barista!! Coffee can be easily affected from its growing environment that combine soil condition, rainfall and many more. Barista only do 30% of your coffee… I believe :X

To know more about specialty coffee, click here.

18338832_10155217878697487_1107679109_o

A small roastery as such focuses on origin coffees offering different brewing method that helps to bring out the best condition of a type of beans. If such small company can deliver this idea of specialty coffee to the public so easily, in the near future a lot more people will appreciate the difference origin coffees have to offer.

ed

 

If you live in North Shore, Auckland, NZ.

Good coffee places include the following:

Toasted Espresso¬†– Their head barista is ’16¬†NZ Cup Taster Champ, you don’t wanna missed him! Latte Art is 24/7 on point.

Black & Gold Eatery¬†– Offers batch brew, v60 and cold-drip coffee. Try their Tasting Trio if you can’t decide what you want to order. ūüôā

Ark Coffee¬†– Got all the brewing gear you need if you’re a coffee enthusiast.