Say hello to the new kid on the block, Ivy & Bean—a sweet-talking new eatery that’s got the entire Auckland foodie scene swooning.
The brainchild of two best friends, Ivy & Bean has transformed what was once a tram station into a serene hub of deliciousness, serving some of the freshest brews in town. Found on Mt. Eden Road, follow the sweet scent of freshly baked treats and you’ll find the spot no worries.
Baring it all front of house, you’ll find Ivy & Bean’s offering decked out in the gorgeous cabinet filled to the brim with goodies. From sweet treats to the savoury sensations you won’t know where to look finding yourself spoilt for choice. Upon recommendations from regulars, the team has crafted a spread to appease even the fussiest of eaters.
Our top pick? The perfectly puffed house-made pies of course! With classic comforter mince and cheese, lamb and veg and an addictive creamy chicken and veg option Ivy & Bean is your one-stop spot for all things puffy and drool-worthy.
The epicness doesn’t stop there, besides the parcels of happiness, you’ll find a selection of the most gorgeous tarts in town. Featuring a bacon and egg offering worth waking up for, these bad boys are ‘so quiche.’ Speaking of, their selection of Ja'mie’s fave treat is soon to be the talk of the town, offering rave-worthy broccoli and caramelised onion as well as beetroot and feta options. With rolls, scrolls and wraps to boot, the locals lunch break game just stepped up.
Now for what you really came here for—the sweet eats! A not-so-secret admirer of the cheeky slice? Boy, is this the perfect spot for you. With everything from a snazzy ginger crunch, a Louise slice as good as grans, a swoon-worthy salted caramel and chocolate number, and even caramel meringue it’s soon to be your next favourite regular we reckon.
After seductively eyeing up a chocolate eclair, you won’t be able to hold yourself back when faced with the sweet loaves you didn’t know you needed. Perfectly paired with a cup of expertly roasted Atomic Coffee, it’s a match we’d happily swipe right on.
Curated by locals, for locals, Ivy & Bean is the charmer we’ve been waiting for.
Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga