Brunch: Bread and Butter Bakery and Cafe, Grey Lynn

By Michele Crawshaw

Herald Rating: 3/5
Address: 34 Westmoreland St West, Grey Lynn

Bread and Butter Bakery and Cafe, Grey Lynn. Photo / Natalie Slade
Bread and Butter Bakery and Cafe, Grey Lynn. Photo / Natalie Slade

We came here because we were shopping at Farro Fresh foodstore next door and the gourmet offerings there made us hungry. The aromas from Bread and Butter were too hard to ignore.

Parking was easy in the large carpark.

We walked in and immediately thought what a welcoming haven. The bakery and cafe are one so you can decide whether to choose from the impressive line-up of savoury and sweet baked goods (the cinnamon roll and pain au raisin are highly recommended) or order from the cafe menu.

The most unusual thing on the menu was smashed avocado, poached egg, dukkah and watercress on grilled sourdough ($15.50).

We ordered the smashed avocado along with porridge with cream and apple ragout ($9.50). The porridge was great on a chilly morning, made better by the moreish stewed apple, and the smashed avocado with egg and watercress was lovely but the dukkah was a little overpowering.

The coffee was just okay. We would normally have ordered a second round but weren't inclined to here.

The service was terrific. The waitstaff are lovely. If you have little ones, they cater for them too - a great kids' menu plus crayons and colouring books and a terrific collection of reading books for the kids.

We recommend if you come here you enjoy the warmth and lovely decor and indulge in a couple of sweet treats from the bakery to take home after brunch.

Overall we thought the menu is interesting, the food very good, and the service terrific - the only thing that fell flat was the coffee.

- NZ Herald

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