Opened late 2014 by Cantabrian Riah McLean, it was the first café bar to open in what was a street of warehouses. Echoing concrete floors and hissing espresso machines cannot quite smother the sounds of young corporates out for lunch or after-work drinks. The menu includes standout wood-fired pizzas, some with odd names, like the Trotters Gorge (it’s covered with pancetta but named for a nearby river gorge). The well-curated wine list features South Island wines; Emerson beer is on tap and the coffee is excellent.
Vogel Street Kitchen
76 Vogel Street
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon–Thurs 7:30am–4pm, Fri 7:30am¬–late night, Sat 8:30am–late night, Sun 8:30am–4pm. Phone 03/477-3623 Prices NZ$8.50-NZ$19.50 Cuisine Type Comfort Food Web site Vogel Street Kitchen