On our recent trip to Auckland we were pleasantly surprised to find that the city is now divided into 'precincts' resulting in a lot of new additions to the dining out mix.
Such as the former industrial area of Morningside which now features several warehouse space cafes including Crave, KIND and even a bar The Morningside Tavern , amidst the new apartment developments. Feels a lot like Alexandria in Sydney but on a smaller scale.
Another great discovery was the village-like Mt Eden, which sits on the side of it's namesake.
On our first night in town we enjoyed catching-up with a dear friend over fresh, handmade pasta at Pasta & Cuore, where you can watch all the action as pasta is made whilst your meal is being prepared. It's got a buzzy vibe and was super busy on a Wednesday night - a great sign in a local restaurant mid-week.
Across the road on a big corner site is Fraser's a cafe-by-day /restaurant-by-night, where we enjoyed another fabulous dinner with crispy snapper and the current 'hot dish' on both sides of the Tasman: Watermelon Salad.
Keep impressing us like this Auckland and we will have to open-up shop soon!