Bestie Cafe : : First Impressions

If you asked anyone last year where they thought the next ‘it’ café would be located, I’m willing to bet that ye ol' faithful, eccentric K Rd wouldn't blip the radar. Now, it might be a different story. The latest addition to a the rapidly changing district is Bestie Cafe, and it'd seem St Kevin’s Arcade is all the better for some new blood. Nestled amongst the opshops, this little gem is making quakes in the hospitality scene, joining top-notch fresh digs like Modern Manners and Forte Green, living and breathing style.

 

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Now I’m all for supporting the fulfillment of lifetime dreams, especially when it involves drinking brilliant coffee and eating delicious food, and that is exactly what you are doing when you give Bestie Café a visit. Inspired by the quaint canal-side cafes of London, Tane William and Emma Lyell moved home to Auckland with the vision of one day opening their own little eatery. So, when a corner of St Kevin’s Arcade become free for the taking it was an offer they couldn’t refuse, and after a few weeks, one successful coffee cart and a whole lot of salmon pink and green paint later, Bestie was open for business.

 

The menu is a dedication to simplicity and quality with under a dozen different choices that range from classic eggs to cinnamon tossed doughnuts with fresh vanilla cream or spiced lentils with labne and flatbread. All dishes make with fresh wholesome ingredients that give a comforting home-made feel. While a cabinet of hot sandwiches, salads, and sweet pastries tempt anyone on the run.

 

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Taking over the Auckland coffee scene one café at a time, industrial tins of Eight-Thirty coffee proudly line wooden shelves behind the counter. William and Lywell’s choice of supplier going further than mere taste, “They really look after the people they work with, and that’s what we hope to achieve in our business too.” Expect a classically Eight-Thirty coffee that is hot, rich and smooth to the very last drop.

 

Quietly tucked into the right far corner of the plaza, Bestie makes perfect use of the lofty atrium with the main body of the café inside, letting the seating spill out into the atrium, flooded with light by large glass windows. Decorated with old-world K Rd potted plants, polaroids of customers and wooden stools, the pink and Green café strikes a perfect mix of comfort and playfulness.

 

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Photos by our very own Sarah Pollok

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