The District, Te Rapa


The District is one of my favourite cafes in the Tron – conveniently located, consistently good food, a wide range of teas (yep, I’m a tea drinker at heart, even though I don’t mind the occasional coffee), and great service. Their breakfast menu is more extensive than most – they have the standard stuff (e.g. eggs benedict and bagels), as well as more exotic choices such as huevos rancheros or crepes. Ditto with the lunch menu – you can choose from a wide variety of stone cooked pizzas, burgers, or standard lunch fare (e.g. fish n chips, pasta).

I’ve tried their brioche french toast with banana, mandarins, and mascarpone (now off their menu), and more recently, the crepes with banana, almonds, lemon curd, and mascarpone. Both were amazing, and the crepes are almost as good as those from a French creperie, which is not an easy feat. The boy has had their hand-cut pasta and burger with mince and provolone cheese, both of which he found decent as well.

All in all, a great place to treat yourself on a Saturday morning or afternoon – my only complaint is that they don’t open Sundays, which I find rather unusual for a city cafe. Hoping to try their stone-cooked pizza next time, if I can bring myself to not order one of their breakfast items!


Cost: $14 – $20 pp
Food: 4.5 Stars
Service: 4 Stars
Ambience: 3.5 Stars
Value for money: 4 Stars


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