New and notable: the latest Auckland openings

by Alice Harbourne / 10 June, 2016

1. AdamArnold


For now, the menu at AdamArnold is printed simply on a piece of A4 paper. Once owners Tobias Ward and his fiance Brad Roebuck have finished evolving it according to local demand, it’ll be presented on marble slabs, coordinating with the white and gold interior of this newly refurbished cafe. It took eight layers of white gloss (which Ward and Roebuck applied themselves) to makeover the black walls of tired predecessor Lulu’s Cafe, but along with clever use of mirrors and texture, and the creation of an open kitchen, it’s completely opened up the petite dining room.

Ward and Roebuck want AdamArnold (a composite of their middle names) to be a crowd favourite anytime of the day, so they’re not too fussed about trends, serving instead breakfast classics like eggs bene and French toast in the morning, and an easy menu of shared plates as AdamArnold transitions from cafe to Ponsonby Rd bar come dusk. We tried the pancetta-wrapped pork loin with coffee “soil” – a suitably wintery dish with textural intrigue – and a breakfast dish of basil ricotta and cheesy toast: simple, crowd-pleasing dishes that will no doubt prove popular in this prime location.

AdamArnold, 171 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby. adamarnold.co.nz

 
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