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Published June 7th 2014
Situated close to Wynyard station, about a 10 minute walk from Town Hall, 'noOk Urban Fresh Bar is the cafe you've always wanted right next door.
So you're feeling like a relaxed Friday afternoon lunch, there's a seasonal menu, with most dishes around the $15-20 mark, and it's all colourful and vibrant, freshly made, and beautifully presented on their earthy red and black plates. And best of all? It is very healthy food, served to you by the relaxed yet attentive staff.
Grilled haloumi stack - grilled haloumi, avocado, grilled heirloom tomatoes, rocket, fresh basil, pesto, topped with poached eggs, aioli and organic quinoa on organic sourdough
How about if you're feeling the Monday morning rush? Not to worry, 'noOk caters for that too, and the takeaway food still manages to be super healthy. There is a sandwich and salad bar indoors, and they also sell exclusive coffee blends and baked goods too.
The coffee here is made in many ways, including cold press, and pour over V60.
The staff there really know their coffee blends well, and one lovely chap named Jamie let me taste the difference between cold pressed coffee and pour over V60. Cold press coffee allows the beans to release a less acidic flavour, and this is definitely very noticeable when I sampled both coffees.
The service is welcoming, heartwarming, and insightful, and the food is top-notch quality, health-conscious and beautifully presented. I would definitely recommend this place for everyone to try.
They've launched their autumn menu, so have a look at their Facebook page for updates on their new dishes.