Brunch: Vevo Foodstore, Titirangi

By Michele Crawshaw

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Vevo Foodstore in Tititangi Village. Photo / Chris Gorman
Vevo Foodstore in Tititangi Village. Photo / Chris Gorman

We came here because we'd reviewed another Titirangi cafe a few weeks ago and heard this was just as good, if not better.

Parking was easy to find up a side road, even on the day of Titirangi's very popular market (last Sunday of the month).

We walked in and immediately thought it's very small and the outlook on to the carpark isn't ideal but it's got a lovely relaxed, bright and airy feel to it.

The most unusual thing on the menu was the roasted field mushrooms on ciabatta with whipped feta, hazelnuts and rocket ($16.50).

We ordered orange-scented buttermilk pancakes with orange and mint salad and maple syrup ($12.50), Persian feta and smashed avocados on five-grain toast with mint, basil and poached eggs ($16.50) and the Vevo big breakfast, which included eggs, bacon, sausage, potato hash, roast mushroom, slow-roasted tomato and hollandaise ($18.50). All three were stand-out dishes - the pancakes were the best we've had and I don't think I've tasted a better brunch dish than the smashed avocado and feta on toast.

Divine.

The service was terrific. There were plenty of staff on hand, and all were happy to help - even rushing over with cloths when we knocked over a coffee (and replacing it for free).

The coffee was Mt Atkinson, a Titirangi coffee roaster. Our coffees were on the strong side - good after a night up with sick children.

We recommend if you come here try some of the delicious-looking cabinet food or the popular range of take-home meals in the fridge.

Overall we thought Vevo's location, tucked away in a block of off-street shops, means we didn't find this little gem until very recently, more's the pity - the food is top-notch.

- NZ Herald

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