Breakfast Series: Orphans x Cazador, April 6

We’re excited to announce the first instalment of the Orphans Breakfast Series. This is a ticketed event, where we invite another restaurant or chef to collaborate on a 2-course breakfast at our place on Ponsonby Road. If you all enjoy the first one, we promise there will be many more to come.

First up are Dariush and Rebecca of Auckland restaurant Cazador, who are joining us on Thursday April 6. Courses will be accompanied with paired coffee and juice, and tickets cost $45pp. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Women’s Refuge.

To book, please email Lou at You can choose any time between 7.30am and 10.30am. If for whatever reason you need to be picky on time, please email us now to avoid missing out.

We think the start of a new day is a fine time to dine.

Breakfast Series: Orphans Kitchen X Saan Friday, August 11

We invite you to spend a winter’s morning enjoying vibrant Thai and Vietnamese flavours at our upcoming breakfast collaboration with Saan restaurant. Joining us for the wake up on Friday 11 August is Wichian Trirattanavatin, aka Chef Lek, who previously worked at Cafe Hanoi before leaving to help open Saan on Ponsonby Road in 2015. Lek […]

Breakfast Series: Orphans X The Tasting Shed, May 19

Book now for a table at Orphans Breakfast Series #2 with The Tasting Shed…

Food For Good: Metro Award Winner, 2017

It’s time to celebrate, as Metro has a new awards category. A sign of healthy progression within our restaurant industry and media circles.

Loaves For Sale: Take Our Bread Home

You can now take home bread that is baked in our tiny restaurant kitchen. Click through for more details.

Kelmarna Autumn Fundraiser, March 26

Come one, come all. We’re putting on a charcoal BBQ as part of Kelmarna’s annual fundraising event.



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