21 Shortland Street,
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The Grassy Knoll, Auckland Central - Cafe Review
Ideally located for morning sunshine, and showcasing a compact and cosmopolitan space adjacent to the hip Hotel DeBrett.
Look forward to savvy banter from the barista, keeping it friendly with The Grassy Knoll’s substantial number of regulars.
Top-notch Atomic using Brazilian and Ethiopian blends, seasonal fruit and vegetable dishes, and a good selection of organic loose-leaf tea. The kawakawa fire blend with ginger and lemongrass is a good Asian-tinged alternative to your first long black of the day.
The Grassy Knoll’s robust spin on traditional baked beans with spiced borlotti beans in a roast tomato and capsicum sauce ($15). Five-grain porridge with rhubarb and apple ($12) is another highlight from the new winter menu.
Most Surprising Dish
The Malaysian chicken salad with chilli sambal and coconut ($17).
The Bottom Line
Auckland’s CBD can be a wasteland for good cafes, but The Grassy Knoll is a stylish and friendly addition to the scene.
A Reason to Return
For a warming bowl of one of The Grassy Knoll’s daily soup specials. Our visit coincided with the ginger chicken soup with soba noodles, nori and cress.
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