I can’t believe we haven’t written about Shaky Isles before - I go here quite a bit and love it. I’ve also introduced Courtenay to it, who likes it too.
There are two Shaky Isles cafés; one in Britomart and the original in Kingsland. Shaky Isles in Kingsland is small and intimate (the pics in the post were taken at Shaky Isles Kingsland), while the one in Britomart is a larger, more loft-like space. However, both places share the same great decor of exposed brick and plaster, quirky lighting and cute cartoon pictures dotted around the place. Both also have open wireless networks.
The menu is great – the food is reasonably priced and offers something a little different to other places. On my recent visit I had the Brioche Bene with kransky (their kransky are yum!) and my friend had one of their Bruschetta meals.
Their hot chocolates and mochas come with a Whittakers sante bar and are always served with a pretty vintage teaspoon. Shaky Isles also make delicious milkshakes – quite often you can look around the place and see someone with a ‘World’s longest drink’ cup on pretty much every table.
The Kingsland branch can get quite packed on weekend, but that is only because everyone knows Shaky Isles is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat :)
Shaky Isles Kingsland
492 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland
Ph: 09 815 3591
Shaky Isles Britomart
22 Customs Street East, Britomart, Auckland
Ph: 09 377 9310