Where to Go: Sip Kitchen

By Fiona Ralph

Smoothies from Sip Kitchen in Mairangi Bay. Picture / Babiche Martens
Smoothies from Sip Kitchen in Mairangi Bay. Picture / Babiche Martens

We're on a mission to Mairangi Bay for the power-packed smoothies at new wholefoods cafe Sip Kitchen. Expect impressive flavours like the Dr Feelgood - pumpkin seeds, avocado, banana, date, cacao and vanilla - served in glass jars, which can be bought to takeaway and reuse (hooray!).

Passionate owners Darren Blackwell and Vicky Plaistowe are new to the cafe business, although Plaistowe has been juicing for years and Blackwell was trained by Hans Pronk of Coffee General/Merito Coffee Roasters, so there's cold drip, Chemex and the new fad, a fat black - a long black served with butter and coconut oil. There are also spritzers, cold-pressed juices, kombucha shots, raw cakes and super salads.

Find them at 25 Apollo Drive, Mairangi Bay.

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