A few weeks ago I was asked to shoot Miltons Canteen in Hamilton for NZ foodie magazine Cuisine. It’s a cool little café on Alexander Street owned by husband and wife team Michael and Alice Beere. I loved the inside of it – a modern almost industrial look with a big neon coffee sign taking pride of place, which Michael said used to be a dirty old sign out the front until they revamped it and made a prominent feature inside. Incredible looking food inside the cabinets as well as on the menu, including the amazing Spicy Friend Beans with Poached Egg and Braised Lamb that I photographed (which you can find the recipe of inside the latest Cuisine) I’ll be back again soon for sure.
New Hamilton Café, Two Birds Eatery (Next to the Riv Bar in the Clyde Street Shopping Centre) serves up a wide variety of raw, gluten free and vegan foods, with a real focus on clean eating. Their famous raw cheesecakes are mouthwatering, and their Mango & Raspberry Cupcakes are amazing.
While I was there I had a Matcha latte, apparently the equivalent to 10 cups of green tea nutritionally, I loved it, and felt a definite boost of energy after drinking it!
Jojo, the owner of Two Birds Eatery was studying holistic nutrition when she started up the Café, and it’s been a huge success since the beginning.