It used to be a butcher’s here long time ago that is why they call the café “The Butchers Café”. The shop front is quite small but they have a bigger area at the back. The furniture is deliberately mismatched but it adds charm to the place. The food is very good - if you like old- fashioned egg sandwiches, cakes and scones like I do. They also have the trendy High Tea every third Wednesday of the month.
I just shared this beautiful raspberry framington (similar to lamington with more body to it ) with my friend Julie when we went there for coffee last week. Here in the country (Patumahoe - 45 minutes from Auckland) they still have several dairy farms around the area – and 'a dollop of cream' means our framington came generously laced with freshly whipped cream a size of a tennis ball.