Wanting a quick breakfast before heading for our hike at Waitekere Ranges, we ordered the only thing on the Tannery’s menu, Al Brown’s Ugly Bagels. My freshly toasted New York bagel with pastrami, Gruyère cheese and cornichons was superb. Delicious combination of salty pastrami with spicy mustard and melted cheese, the cornichons gave a nice tart finish. The Mt Atkinson long black was smooth and strong and provided a much-needed caffeine dose in the morning. Not wanting to leave without taking a sweet treat for an after-hike reward, I ordered a fresh cronut dusted with sugar to go.
The industrial fit out with the concrete floors, wooden communal tables and retro school chairs screams cool and despite the early morning, the barista was cheerful and friendly while we were half asleep and waiting for coffee. Love finding all these gems out in West Auckland!
The Tannery | 44B Portage Road, New Lynn