1. Tabou 462 New North Rd, Kingsland
This French-style bistro has some of the classiest food in town at affordable prices. Their apple tarte tatin, with a glass of French muscat, is the perfect end to a perfect night.
2. Bellota 91 Federal St, Auckland city
Part of the SkyCity complex, this Spanish-style tapas bar is a member of chef Peter Gordon's international stable. Drop in for his warm arroz con leche (rice pudding) with raisins, PX sherry and caramelised oranges, finished off with a coffee cortado a large macchiato with condensed milk. Divino.
3. Frasers 434 Mt Eden Rd
With a display case bulging with cheesecakes, creamy gateaux and a range of cakes, you're spoilt for choice of what to have with the delicious coffee they serve here till late at night.
4. Mezze Bar 9 Durham St East, Auckland city
Still cool after nearly 20 years, the Mezze Bar is a groovy spot to end an evening. Try their crema Catalana, sticky date and apple pudding, or the irresistible affogato.