Villa 23 Cafe

A rare city treasure: Villa 23 Cafe is the bright pink, Dutch, vegetarian cafe you didn’t know you needed but won’t want to live without (and it’s for sale!)

The secret is out about Villa 23 Café, New Zealand’s first and only Dutch vegetarian café with the ambient charm of a rare city treasure. Hedwig Dunbar-Keek and family have infused creativity into this gorgeous stand-alone villa. It’s now seeking a new owner, with new passions. “It’s a central location, with little competition, between Blenheim […]

Terrace Tavern

Triumph at the Terraces: checking out Dux De Lux Group’s latest venture Terrace Tavern

I recently joined Richard Sinke and Lisa O’Brien Sinke, owners of the Dux De Lux Group, for a chat – and a taste – of the new Terrace Tavern at 134 Oxford Terrace, the area once known as ‘the strip’. The style of TT reminded me of a great mid-west bar and restaurant. Straying far […]

Cafe PJ

Where fresh is best: Hills Road based Café PJ takes a fresh approach

Where do you find fresh food, fantastic coffee, great service and a warm and friendly atmosphere like no other? Why Café PJ of course. Located at 205A Hills Road since September 2017, Café PJ is the result of Pam Jones (hence the PJ) vision to create a café where fresh is best and a smile […]