It's Thursday and I'm starting to lose focus. I've temporarily misplaced my laptop (and therefore my photos) so this post comes to you from my trusty but not so blog friendly, Ipad. (I'm personally a bit gutted about the wonky layout and the possibility of lower quality photos for this post!!!)
It's no secret I like to shop. But it may not be common knowledge that I often shop alone. I like wandering into hidden shops in little alleyways and finding them in the middle of nowhere. Shopping is hard work so finding a nice and quick place to eat/snack is essential. I drive around a lot and eat where ever I go, on the go, so I can make the most of my browsing time.
I'm also a fussy eater, coming from a family of restaurant owners I learnt to eat well from a young age. In my quest to find all the best eating places around, I would like to share with you some of my favourite eateries in this on-going series: EAT PAY SHOP.
There aren't that many shops in the Mt Eden village in Auckland, NZ, but when I do drive by to look at the few shops there, I will often go to Olaf's for a quick bite.
Olaf's Artisan Bakery and Cafe has the best freshly baked goods and every time I eat there, it makes me want to go back even more to try something else. I didn't even realise Olaf's was the recipient of numerous awards and supply to major restaurants until I checked out their site. (I'm patting myself on the back for picking this out as I'm typing).
They have a great selection of breads you can take home and pretend you baked. Salads and a light menu are available and you can watch the bakers at work through the glass walls.
The things that make me salivate the most are the amazing pastries and desserts. My favourites are the apple Galettes and I've even tried to replicate my own version of it! I hope to share this recipe with you soon.
In the meantime, here's a feast for your eyes.
Oops... I got carried away with the food so much I forgot to snap some shots of the decor! You will just have to go in to see for yourselves.