One of Tim and I’s favourite weekend rituals is brunch, and Stanley’s cafe in Milford has recently become our new favourite place for it. Not only does it happen to be within walking distance, but everything from the food, to the service and interiors is pretty spot on. The coffee’s fantastic, and the menu fairly varied – full of old favourites as well as new things to try. Being a creature of habit, I haven’t ventured too far off my staple poached eggs on rye toast (today’s pick), though I can speak for their scrambled eggs (they’re the best I’ve ever tasted) and the breakfast salad which is totally scrumptious. Tim opted for the ‘Big Stan’ – an epic combination of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried potato, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Yum
In addition to great food and coffee, I love the all-white interiors with large windows welcoming in the sunlight. That, combined with finishing touches like the vintage light fittings, an art installation of 100′s & 1000′s and the use of beakers in place of water jugs make it a pretty nice place to hang out. Quite possibly one of the North Shore’s best keep secrets*. Check it out at 58 East Coast Road Milford Auckland.
* Though probably not for much longer, I’ve heard coffee orders are well up around 350+ a day ;O