Miltons Canteen in Hamilton for Cuisine Magazine

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.

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Two Birds Eatery in Hamilton for Nourish Magazine

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.

I was sent along to photograph the café, food and its funky rustic décor for the Spring 2015 issue of Nourish Magazine.