Ruby Loves: Inner City Eats & Treats

There's nothing better than lovely company, good food and a lazy weekend in Auckland's central city which has so many great cafes to experience. We've adventured out, exploring the nooks and crannies of central Auckland to find some of the cities' best treats for you to indulge in over the weekend.

Giles Luncheonette, Shortland Street

One of the newest cafe's on the block, Giles Luncheonette is abuzz during the week fulfilling the appetite of busy Auckland professionals and is just as popular on a Saturday. It is just around the corner from RUBY High St so it's safe to say we're regulars at this spot! It's a special little eatery with a lot of heart supporting local New Zealand talent with Supreme Coffee and Al Brown's Best Ugly Bagels on offer alongside a tasty menu. If you've got a sweet tooth, Giles has a selections of delicious pieces provided from The Caker daily.

Giles

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The Store, Britomart

It's the best of both worlds with this cafe of two halves. Tucked away on Gore Street, the takeaway side of The Store is a treasure trove of treats for those wanting to grab a bite on the go. Enjoy pastries, tarts, filled baguettes and freshly baked artisan breads while you wander around and explore the City Farmers' Market on a Saturday morning. But if you're after a leisurely lunch make your way around to The Store's cafe side with it's seasonal all day menu and award winning gelato - yum!

The Store

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Mojo, Vulcan Lane

Heartwarming and delightful with a vintage aesthetic, this Vulcan Lane espresso bar is just a tiny piece from the expanding empire of Wellington-based coffee roasters, Mojo. A spot for true coffee connoisseurs, Mojo provides an ethical range of blends and bean origins along with freshly made edibles. The decor and exposed brick interior gives us the cosiest of feelings and makes us want to tuck ourselves away here on a rainy Saturday with a fresh brew of coffee and some good conversation.

Mojo

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Ortolana, Britomart

From the stunning garden-like greenery that surrounds its' diners to the delicious and fresh produce, Ortolana is our favourite places to go when we want to enjoy a leisurely weekend meal. The bistro does everything from brunch to dinner and its open kitchen means you see the skill required as the chefs prepare you meal. While you're there, try one of their homemade sodas and if you're feeling a little naughty, treats from local dessert bar Milse are on offer.

Ortolana

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Which spot is on your list for the weekend? x