Little & Friday
There is only one thing more excitable than kids in a candy store and that is two kids in front of a display of freshly baked, chocolate covered, cream filled and sugar coated goodness.
It was Chloe's birthday the other day, so to celebrate, we followed the sweet, floury aroma of deliciousness to the backstreets of Newmarket where the Little and Friday cafe is tucked into the corner of Martha's fabric store. Chloe gasped in astonishment at the swirly shards of drizzled chocolate and the volcanoes of oozing caramel however, it was the display of donuts that took this newbie nine year olds fancy! It was our turn to approach the counter. "We will have one of every kind of donut please".
Little and Friday was a cozy little hide away from the gray skies outside. It has a very homely feel. Actually, it has a very GRANDMA's homely feel. The large, wooden communal table, mismatching China plates, the warm and friendly service and the generous portions of beautiful, rustic baked goods. The food is just stunning it takes bakery classics and makes them like 100 times better. Little and Friday gets its name as it's early days saw the baking take place all week and the shop open on a Friday. There are now several locations around Auckland that are open seven days a week to keep up with the growing demand.
There is definitely a good reason why word had been going around that their donuts are the best in town. Our little box of treasures contained four donuts. The first is Chloe's favourite - a classic cinnamon sugar donut. It was so good that I have sworn to never eat one of those packet cinnamon donuts from the supermarket ever again! The second was an iced chocolate donut topped with crushed hazelnuts. The third was the soft, fluffy dough filled with jam and vanilla cream rolled in icing sugar. The fourth was my absolute favourite. Little and Friday sure did kill the traditional jam and cream donut but their banana and caramel donut went above and beyond instead of jam it was filled with a mixture of banana, caramel and fresh cream and rolled in cinnamon sugar. If you are only getting one donut - get this one! You won't be disappointed.
We had the most beautiful morning chatting, giggling and licking sugar off our sticky fingers. We will definitely be back for more sometime soon!