Me & YouTaurangaThe name of this new cafe is on everyone’s lips in Tauranga this week. The modern coffee house opened its doors, next to the famous Grindz on 1st Avenue on Monday, and is already receiving awesome reviews from coffee lovers.
UpCycleGreertonThis cool new op shop opened in Tauranga’s op-shopping mecca - Greerton. All profits from the shop go towards supporting Tauranga Women’s Refuge, which helps local women and children to live free of violence and fear. Up Cycle brings the total number of opshops in Greerton to 10!
The Hawker's WallTaurangaThis funky shop opened this week in Picadilly Arcade (which joins Grey St and Devonport Rd in downtown Tauranga) this week. It’s primarily a florist shop but also sells pre-loved retro and vintage clothes, home decor and other bits and pieces. I can’t wait to get in there and have a fossick.
Spongedrop CakeryMount MaunganuiThe owner of this amazing bakery is local lass Danielle Cubis who makes AMAZING cupcakes, meringues, cakes - and probably a whole lot of other baked goods. She recently opened her cakery on Salisbury Ave (the road that heads to Pilot Bay) in Mount Maunganui. It’s the perfect place to call in for a coffee and cupcake before a stroll along the new boardwalk.
White Lion & Co.Mt MaunganuiHigh-end fashionistas will love this store on the main street at the Mount. They specialise in mens’ and womens’ clothing and jewellery - a lot from Kiwi and Australian designers. A great place to go if you’re looking for something a bit different - a piece of jewellery or top that everyone else won’t be wearing!
Nautilus Restaurant & Espresso BarSulphur PointThis restaurant is a beautiful water-side spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can sit out on the deck in the morning sun or at dusk and breath in the salt air. I always think sitting next to, or on, the water creates the perfect setting for enjoying a seafood meal. These guys aim to "accentuate the bounty of the sea" and offer Pacific oysters, scallops wrapped in a thin basil pancake, seafood chowder or linguini and Hanoi prawns.
Fitzpatrick's Brewing Co LtdPyes PaFitzpatrick’s Brewing Co was opened at Pyes Pa in 2012 by local couple Craig and Catherine Fitzpatrick. You can order their range of five brews online or head to their Pyes Pa brewery to fill a flagon on Friday nights between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. You can also get it on tap at local restaurants Mills Reef and Sommerset Cottage in Bethlehem and Vaudeville at the Mount.
Rocky Knob Brewing CompanyMount MaunganuiMount Maunganui husband and wife team Stu and Bron have created this range of four locally brewed beers. Their brews are sold in flagons at local liquor stores and on tap at Mount bars and restaurants Mount Brewing Co., Four + Water Eatery and Vaudeville. You have to give them full marks for a sense of humour with a company name like Rocky Knob and beers including ‘Hen Pecked’ and ‘Snapperhead’.
- 11This awesome local business has been running for about six years, specialising in flowers and styling for weddings and events of all kinds. You ‘ll also find them at the Little Big Markets selling wildflowers and seeds. This Valentines Day they are teaming up with local bakery Spoungedrop to create amazing Valentines bouquets and decadent delights at really great prices.