Friday, January 04, 2008


Floridita's, 161 Cuba Street, Wellington

Continuing the Hemingway theme (El Floridita was the name of Hemingway's favourite bar) we ate breakfast here on our second morning in NZ. It is a bright and airy place with high ceilings and tiled walls. The menu is short and simple, focusing on fresh ingredients served well.

My home-made toasted muesli with fresh yoghurt was sensational. Just the right mix of fruit and seeds and nuts, perfectly toasted. Endless pots of tea accompanied our meal. Orlando was a little disappointed in his breakfast as the eggs were a bit too runny for him, and the bacon rind wasn't cooked enough.

The staff were unobstrusive and efficient, and the lunches being served at adjacent tables looked good.

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