Today was a busy school holidays day….
My Dad decided we needed an adventure, so we trundled off on the bus from my house into the city to catch a ferry across the seas (for a whole 10 mins) to Devonport for Fish and Chips on the beach, or better known to non-kiwis Fush and Chips!
Just after we jumped off the bus at town and were dragging 5 children down to the ferry building I spied a coffee shop! Yes, just what I needed to rebuild my already frazzled nerves!!! How on earth people have more than 3 kids permanently will never cease to amaze me!
As we pulled the kids towards the ferry building, I spotted a cafe, well more like I spotted a coffee machine.
You may remember my blog about ‘The Hauraki Store’ and saw my photo of their beautiful shiny yellow coffee machine. Well this one was (as below) a criss cross pattern of yellow, black and white, and I am seriously in love with it!
How cool is it!! Never seen one like that before!
This little cafe has been open for around 2 months the barista told me. With the name Dogmatic, which now makes sense to me, given their hotdog fetish, it is a tiny little place with a great fitout. It really makes me wish my new job was in the city near this place just so I could pop by everyday for my fix and just to admire it.
Typical ‘Keep Calm and…..’ poster, but I like their take, eat hot dogs? Now that is something my kids could sympathise with.
Even their coffee cups were a work of art…sorry about my spillage on the side, sacrilege!
Now for the line up of their lights as you all know I have a fascination with retro lights….Even though every light was different, they still kinda matched.
Funky artwork, hmmm love some of this in my ‘dream gallery style hallway’
The menu, they really do ‘do’ hotdogs. Who knew you could get 11 versions of hotdog. I particularly like the ‘Slum Dog’…
Believe it or not this visit only took a mere 10 minutes, then we whisked the baby birds away to Devonport, on a showery, often sunny Auckland day. What a perfect day, and great adventure for kids. Sa x