With the ravages of cold and wet winter months well and truly upon us, now is the perfect time to warm up with hot food and coffee at Café Vivo. Located at 333 Harewood Road Bishopdale, it’s a warm and friendly eatery, with plenty of seating inside and out.
The brunch menu includes toasted bagels and homemade muesli, with French toast and a Big Breakfast on offer too. Come lunchtime, why not try a chicken and bacon open sandwich or the salad of the day? The ultimate cure for winter blues is a hearty soup and the café’s Creamy Pumpkin Soup is guaranteed to warm you up.
Homemade scones and muffins are made fresh very day. Other items like toasted sandwiches and wedges are a treat, with gluten free and vegetarian options available too. A wide range of hot and cold drinks are on offer, including barista prepared coffee, tea, hot chocolates, smoothies and assorted chilled beverages.
Café Vivo also has regular breakfast and brunch specials, such as the popular Waffle Combo for only $19.90. Plus, if you show this Metropol feature to the Café Vivo staff, you will receive a free regular coffee with any Waffle Combo purchased.
Open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 8:30am to 4pm, winter doesn’t seem so gloomy after all. Contact 03-360 0996 or visit www.facebook.com/cafevivochch.
Nothing quite encapsulates winter the way hot soup does. Our friends at Hellers have developed a classic range of winter soups containing their renowned smallgoods. Four delicious flavours provide wonderful nourishment on a cold day and an amazing depth of flavour.
Pumpkin & Smokey Bacon, Sweetcorn & Bacon Chowder, Spicy Tomato & Chorizo and Roast Chicken & Bacon are the go-to soups this winter. Find them in the chilled foods section at your local supermarket or go in the draw to win one of six sets of four of these incredible flavours.
To enter to win a pack, simply head to www.metropol.co.nz/win, put in your details and tick the competitions you want to enter. Entries close on Monday 18 June and winners will be notified on Tuesday 19 June.
When someone suggests wrapping your laughing gear around the newest culinary powerhouse ‘drinkable soup’ you’d be well within your rights to look at them like they’re a little bit bonkers for stating the obvious. The concept of drinkable soup seems pretty standard, right? Wrong.
Drinkable soup is flipping the status quo on its head. The new foodie favourite dominating the headlines has rendered spoons redundant. Just your lips or a straw are all that’s required to indulge. Dubbed the new ‘juice’, drinkable soups can be made from scratch at home and enjoyed cold or hot on the go, or alternatively, purchased from the cafes or grocers who are supporting this new wellness warrior and its super powers. Superfood power that is.
Drinkable soups are packing a super healthy punch with all their yummy ingredients – veggies galore, plus all the other goodies like kale, hemp seeds, ginger and turmeric. Marrying the best of both worlds – convenience and nutrition – they’ve moved out of the margins and into the mainstream.