Heady Latté: New Zealand’s Flat White

It sort of looks like a latté, except that the surface of the beverage is shinier rather than foamy. The flavor is strongly espresso-like, the milk seeming to play an almost minor role. This is New Zealand's flat white, which my wife who appreciates milky coffee drinks became enamored of when she first tasted it... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Café Melba (Auckland, NZ)

The receptionist at our hotel suggested that we have breakfast at Café Melba, a small but popular restaurant in a section of town called Vulcan Lane, an alleyway lined with small shops and restaurants. We walked since it wasn't too far from the hotel, thanks to good directions by the staff. We started off the... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Lime Caffeteria (Rotorua, NZ)

One of the recommended places to have breakfast in Rotorua is the Lime Caffeteria, only a few blocks from the Rotorua Museum. The interior is sleek, slightly retro. There is an upscale ambience but not stuffy. The wait staff is very friendly, helpful when you have questions. The coffee here is stellar, served in a... Continue Reading →

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