Wednesday, October 6, 2010

bluebird cafe - mt eden - auckland - new zealand

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The Bluebird café is located on Dominion Rd, surrounded by heaps of great stores and near Aucklands gluten free grocery store! Clearly my kind of area. The owners/proprietors of Bluebird are followers of Sri Chinmoy (whom I'd never heard of until now) and run their café to offer the public good healthy vegetarian/vegan foods and basically spread the love. When you walk in you immediately feel at peace. The café is light and airy, decorated with lots of bold colours. A massive menu to choose from with all vegan options clearly labelled. The staff are beautiful, emanating light and happiness and look wonderful in their beautiful saris.

We both had a "bowl" with brown rice and "Bali High (v) – rich peanut sauce served over steamed vegetables" topping. It was so simple and delicious and just what I was craving after a few days of eating on the run. Bluebird is very much the best of what people visualise when you think vegetarian café, brightly coloured fresh food, prepared daily served with heart in peaceful, leafy surroundings. Really delicious!

A great resource I found which lead me to a lot of places was Moiras wonderful blog - An Auckland Vegan - Thanks Moira!

Deets: 299 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland web: http://www.thebluebird.co.nz
$$: our bowls were $12NZ for a medium bowl (which was more than enough food for me)

5 comments:

  1. I used to work at a cafe just like this one! It was a vegetarian/vegan cafe which was worked by followers of sri chinmoy. It's surprising the calm feeling that can exist in a busy cafe environment - but I know exactly what you mean. We used to work in complete silence in the mornings :D La la lovely.

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  2. I love Bluebird. We are all in love with their crumble (and their tofu, spinach and kumara chip pies are divine). So glad you went there!

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  3. vegiebug is this in adelaide? would love to know the deets for the next time I go there..

    vaala, oh I will have to try those dishes next time! yes I'm so SO pleased I got around to so many awesome places in NZ.

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  4. just saw your question :D yes, it's called Joy Discovery and is in Adelaide:

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/336/1350288/restaurant/City-Centre/Joy-Discovery-Adelaide

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  5. oh fab because I am going to Adelaide next week!!

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