43C Eversleigh Road,
(09) 489 8527
Little & Friday Information
Little & Friday, Takapuna is a favourite coffee & cake shop on the north shore! Well worth the Sunday drive for a special treat.
Wed - Sun: 08.00 to 16.00
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Take Away Service
Metro Magazine Top 50 Cafes 2011
Top 50 Best Cafe Award Metro Magazine 2009
Wheelchair Access, NO Disabled Toilets
Little and Friday in Belmont is my new weekend eatery and not just because of the charasmatic lovely front of house guy behind the counter.
The choices are huge ranging from Quiches, fritatta, cakes, donuts and pastries. I covered most of the offerings by going halves with a friend in the pumpkin and feta quiche and 3 cakes – Lemon and coconut which was delightfully moist and my favourite, chocolate, caramel and beetroot cake and lastly bread and butter pudding.
The sizes are generous so you really do have to share. Plan to get a takeaway box. The venue is rambling and full of character. The service good and the patronage heeving. I will be back real soon and not just for the eye candy.
I love the Little and Friday treats especially the donuts however the service is slack and the baristas painfully slow.
After shopping in Newmarket, Don't forget try this place for a snack or afternoon tea.
Word of how great Little and Friday is filtered all the way back to us in the London about 6 months ago and now that we've landed in kiwi waters we got the chance to try this cafe for ourselves for the first time today.
We got here pretty early (just before 9) so it wasn't too busy and a few things (pies, sausage rolls etc) we're still obviously in the oven but there was still a fantastic selection to choose from.
The leak and chorizo quiche was awesome (the pasty, incredible) and although it was a little too early at the time of visiting, we took a cream donut for later...needless to say it didn't last too long.
Coffee was excellent too - Little & Friday lived up to the hype...should be on an Auckland bucket list!
My oh my! They have done it again - new caramel cream filled doughnut topped with chopped nuts and toffee sauce is amazing! The new layout at Takapuna is also great. There is more space and more tables, so greater chance of getting a seat, and it looks fresh and inviting. Little and Friday are still setting the cafe standard high.
I'm sorry, but there's a lot of pretenders to the throne but there can be only one... Little and Friday is not only the best cafe in auckland but I'd argue you'd be hard pressed to find a better cafe in the whole country.
The selection decision is quite possibly the hardest one you'll be confronted with in your adult life...it's that good! My fingers are quivering just writing this...bring on my next little and Friday visit!
Can't believe I'm saying this, but I've been to Little and Friday twice this week...how piggy is that!
So, it obviously doesn't take much convincing to make a trip to Little & Friday. They've got the formula sorted and no matter what you try (I think I've probably been 4 or 5 times in total), savoury or sweet - the taste is unbeatable.
The other upshot is the coffee is also really good (supreme I think)...try the rhubarb tart if you get a chance...or can break yourself away from the cream donuts!
Outstanding food and staff!
The food is so good and Kim and her team are so friendly and helpful. Make sure you check out their donuts my family are addicted, we keep going back for more!
Went to Little & Friday in Takapuna for the first time this past weekend and it really lives up to the hype. Delicious baking and a friendly, non-pretentious set up made for a lovely Sunday morning treat.
This place is super busy but the food is DELICIOUS My fav is the lemon coconut cakes, HEAVEN ON EARTH. I recently bought the Little & Friday recipe book and tried to recreate but not the same. It's so worth the drive to Belmont if like me you live over the other side of Auckland. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED I PROMISE YOU. Well done guys I'm thrilled your cafes are thriving and it looks like the recipe is going to be a success as well. Congratulations.
if ever there was an enjoyable way to put on a lot of weight fast it would have to be by frequenting Little and Friday on a daily basis. Unbelievably good - savoury AND sweet stuff is without equal in any of Auckland's cafes.
Go on - enjoy a Little and Friday's cream donut - it's as close to culinary heaven as you can get people.
Love love love Little and Friday! It's a 5 minute walk from our house and used to be "Our little secret". It's now uber busy and we struggle to get a seat outside on one of the pale green handpainted bench seats. The order every weekend is for a savoury brioche (feta, sundried tomatoes, spinach goodness) and a bacon and egg pie (amazing). We love Little and Friday and a weekend would not go by without it. Well worth a visit (even if you're taking it away from us locals).
I've had so many yummy things at Little & Friday that I don't know which ones I should talk about! I am a big fan of pastry and to me no-one does it as well as this place. The toppings on their tarts (sweet and savoury) are all delicious, fresh and interesting, but the pastry just melts in your mouth. The doughnuts totally live up to their reputation and the cakes are a work of art. I also love the fact that although the food is a real treat, it is all homemade and fresh and natural, and you come away feeling really good about what you've eaten. The coffee is excellent too.
Little & Friday is (was) the Shore's best kept secret. It's quite the operation now, but really pleased that despite the success, it hasn't gone to their head. Still get recognised and I only visit Little & Friday every week/fortnight.
If there's one item you should try on their menu, it is the Chocolate Brioche...get them when they've just come out of the oven and you won't regret it.
Loved this place, my review http://wp.me/p1DW6n-3C is but the smallest snippit of its awesomeness!! Can't wait to try out Little & Fridays North Shore branch <3Wish more cafes were as adorable and lovable as this gem. x
I love love love this place! I'm so glad you guys opened a Little & Friday branch in Newmarket. Best day of my life. Can't wait for your book! Hope it has the donut/ sav brioche dough recipe because I'll happily eat a billion. My rave on the blog :) http://wp.me/p1DW6n-3C -Feedback welcome!
Two visits in two days tells you something about how good a venue is! Both Sat and Sun (greedy I know) I ventured down to Little and Friday on the North Shore for a few moorish items. Had the chicken and leek pie on the sat and the brioche on the sunday (oh - and there was the 'small' issue of a pear tart that I couldnt say no to. Little & Friday has got to be the best cafe in Auckland by a long-shot - judging by all the glowing reviews here I'm pleased to see consitency is obviously their strong point - well done Little & Friday!
Met a friend at Little & Friday for the first time today. Was completely blown away by the food and coffee. Started with a bacon and egg melt in the mouth pie and good strong coffee, then finished off with a tamarillo bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard. Wow! delicious food from Little & Friday definitely recommend.
Great coffee this morning - and the brioche fantastic. It seems the Little & Friday juggernaut just keeps on rumbling - so many other venues could learn a bit from Little & Friday!
Little and Friday looked great - the cakes looked beyond yummy, but we left after waiting 15 minutes in the queue as there wasn't any space to sit. Will definitely be back, hopefully at a quieter time and actually get to try some of the fantastic looking food!
irresistible! Always get fantastic service at Little & Friday despite the burgeoning crowds - combine their great coffee, service and the delicious treats (bacon and egg pie is first class) and it's hard to argue that there are better cafes around that Little and Friday (esp on the shore!). Well done guys!
I just adore Little & Friday. The coffee is great, the barista always keen for a cheery chat even if the place is slammed as it was last Saturday when I went in for takeaways. The donuts are just amazing and we had a savoury brioche/muffin which was to die for too. The prices are a bit steep but worth it! Cannot wait for them to open the Newmarket shop (due in the next week or two)!
How do I love thee....let me count the ways.....Little and Friday is one of those places that you just HAVE to try at least once. Kim (the owner) has created a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. The food is superb..... free range eggs, organic ingredients and whether you're after sweet or savoury, there's something to appeal to all tastes. Big ups to the incredibly friendly staff, who ALWAYS have a smile and cheery hellos. Just found out that Little & Friday are opening Tues-Sun now for summer, so there's only one day a week where I don't get my fix. (could always get a spare choc brioche on Sunday and warm it up on Monday...).
Currently on the otherside of the world and just thinking about the awesome food that Little & Friday's has. 3 people here are salivating at the mouth thinking about it. Think it will be the first place I go when I get back to NZ in 5 months time.
Stylish poverty chic surroundings and food with flair. If you feel guilty about sweet things best avoided.
I think I am their biggest fan!!!, Little & Friday is a fantastic place, awesome people, awesome food. The brioche is to died for along with everything else. Everything is fresh out of the oven, and made from scratch. Often, us locals have to call ahead just to make sure we don't miss out.This cafe is always full in the weekend, the coffee is great, the food, is something you need to experience, only thing is they are only open Wed-Sun 8.00-3.00. Which is probably a good thing, because we would be broke otherwise.Truly fantastic place, just try anything you will fall in love.
The food at Little and Friday is outstanding!! Just what the doctor ordered on a Sunday morning........chocolate brioche, savouries with the yummiest pastry and good strong coffee. Love the place and the staff but wish it had more seating!!
Little & Friday is Amazing...I have travelled far & wide to get to their absolutly WOW treats!!! Everyone i have brought to try there wonderful food also ends up falling in love with the place too!!!! GREAT food & GREAT service ..top job guys!!!xox Sophie
After reading about Little & Friday in the viewauckland newsletter we had to check out the cafe for ourselves earlier today.
Although it's not swanky, there was literally a queue out the door on our visit at lunchtime on sat.
No seating room, so we just got a few takeaway brioches and the sausage rolls (and a macaroon) as well as some coffee and headed down to Narrowneck beach.
The sausage roll was the best you're likely to find anywhere in Auckland - simply outstanding. All the other items were good as well and the coffee was top notch.
It's hard to fault but the only thing that let's Little & Friday down is the access to and from lake road - getting onto lake road from eversleigh is near on impossible.
Little & Friday has become the weekend treat since discovering the place a few weeks ago.
You have to go hunting for it (it's on eversleigh road just opposite Takapuna Grammar) but make sure you do take the effort and suss it out.
Great coffee and staff but the food is the real reason you go there - take my advice and go early and nab either the chocolate or savoury brioches - you'd be hard pressed to find a better cafe in the North Shore!
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