Best Spots in the Bay


There are so many great places to choose from in the Bay! The trouble is picking one! But heres a few of our favs.

EAT I If you are after a caffeine hit, head over to Georgia on Tennyson  they have you covered, or if you are Hastings side Yabon has opened Cupple which is a real delight ( you can also watch pastry chefs at work, pretty rad. ) For a healthy kick start you can go now further than the amazing Hapi, raw, vegan, local, modern and traditional food. Alternatively the pulled pork breakfast at F.G.Smiths it out of the world good. Most weekends you’ll find us at Brave Brewing Co washing down with our great mates beer, and eating some fresh eats. Or at Vinci's grabbing a good slice.  Pipis  is iconic, and utterly delicious ( shout out to wiltered greens ) 

And of course you must hit up a winery or two. Rod McDonald / Te Awanga Estate does the most delicious Rosé and Pinot Gris, but lets face it, its all damn good. Bring along a rug and sit out under the trees by the vines with one of their Hawkes Bay famous platters. Our other top favourites are Blackbarn for relaxed fine dining, Elephant Hill for a seaside tipple, and you cant go past Craggy Range for that view of the grand old Peak.

VISIT | Walk a trail at Te Mata Peak, Haumoana Beach, Art Gallery in Hastings
Hastings Farmers Market ( Sundays )

SHOP | High end New Zealand fashion, you’ll find at Aroha & FriendsCoco & Co is your one stop shop local handmade, and SoVintage in Te Awanga is a plethora of French & European goods. Real World dispensary is a must see, even if it's only for a sample, a smell and the great fit out  Ossian Street Markets are held the last Sunday of every month, home to fantastic vintage and hand picked goodies, And of course, make sure you pop in and see us at Blackbird Goods on Dalton Street in Napier!