On our last morning in Queenstown, New Zealand, mum and I decided to have breakfast in town rather than at our beautiful resort, Millbrook Resort. BESPOKE KITCHEN is so Sydney. By that I mean, it would totally fit into what is currently trendy in Sydney. You know the types of cafes I mean – beautiful looking food (definitely Insta-worthy) but also good for you. Extra points if it’s vegan! Mum and I definitely got these extra points as we both picked vegan menu options that morning.
I started with a green juice (yes, you may have noticed that I always get green juices!). The Daily Greens Juice – Apple, pear, spinach, kale, parsley, spirulina (NZ$9) was preeeetty expensive if you ask me! Can someone explain to me why juices always seem to be expensive?
The menu was impressively large and everything looked so enticing! We definitely did some snooping of our table neighbours before ordering. I thought I’d go all out and get pancakes because, after all, it was our final day in Queenstown. The Cinnamon Spiced Pancakes (vegan) – blackcurrant chia jam, roast apple, maple pumpkin seeds, whipped coconut (NZ$19) completely restored my faith in vegan pancakes. I had some terrible ones at a cafe in Sydney that I will not name and shame. They were literally like cardboard rocks. These, on the other hand, were utterly perfect. Maybe a bit too much sweetness with both the berry jam and roast apple. I reckon I could’ve done without one of those. The whipped coconut was the perfect ‘cream’ to go with it all. If I was Italian I would be kissing my fingers to my lips right now – bellissimo!
Mum is quite health conscious these days so she also went with a vegan option. There’s a bit of a porridge theme to what she’s been eating in NZ, after we visited PROVISIONS OF ARROWTOWN the other day as well! Her Red Quinoa & Overnight Soaked Oat Porridge (vegan) – cinnamon crumble, date gel, grilled banana, coconut whip (NZ$15) lived up to all porridge expectations. How delicious does that grilled banana look?! Although when it came down to eating it, it was a little awkward to scrape the banana out of the skin. I thought it was very thoughtful of them to also provide a small pot of coconut milk and some brown sugar in case you wanted to customise your porridge. This was the perfect, hearty breakfast for chilly Queenstown!
I wish I could go back and try more of BESPOKE KITCHEN’s menu! With things like butternut, agria and brussel hash, and a hectic looking breakfast board – you’ll just have to go and try it for me. Until next time!
9 ISLE STREET