Simon took me here for lunch today. About time! I had been wanting to go here for ages but every time we were in the area we had either already eaten or had food at home and couldn’t justify trying to find a car park. However, the other day after his computer exam Simon went here for lunch, fell in love and had to go back, so I was in luck.
He wanted to go back because he had seen there was a pork belly sandwich on the menu and we have never had a bad pork belly dinning experience. As a side note, Cafe Hanoi down in Britomart does amazing pork belly (and has amazing service, awesome cocktails, a very chic downstairs bar to wait in if they are full … oh, I could rave about this place for ages! It’s definitely a fave!). There is also a cafe on Waiheke (which I can’t remember the name of, but it’s in the main shops in Oneroa over looking the beach and I know it is on the bus route from the ferry) that does an awesome pork belly sandwich and recently we had pork belly for lunch at the Ascension Winery in Matakana, which was divine. You must eat at these places.
So yes, Teed St Larder. Cool decor – crates all over the wall containing nick-nacks like old school enamel tea pots and biscuit tins. And, the wall behind the counter is a massive backboard upon which they write down the daily baking on offer and the time it came out of the oven.
I had a hot chocolate made with real chocolate and their pancakes. These come with bacon, which is hiding underneath the pancakes in the photo I took, lemon cream and candied lemon peel, which is what sold me on getting this dish. Simon got himself a mocha and the pork belly sandwich – which I stole bits of meat from as the sandwich itself had onions in it, which I despise.
Oh, on the way out we grabbed one of their crème brulee tarts – this was a vanilla-ry custard heaven which we shared later once or lunch had settled :)