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Paekakariki’s Perching Parrot

So you can tell its summer and I’m getting a little more riding in (motorised, yes).

Perch Parrot decorMy last sojourn out of the city took me to Paekakariki’s Perching Parrot cafe, Paekakariki meaning perching place of the kakariki – green parrot (bet you didn’t know that huh?, me neither prior to Friday).

So the Perching Parrot is a funky indoor/outdoor cafe in the main street of Paekakariki, doing lots of vegan and vegetarian dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients, a cabinetful of delicious-looking cakes and slices, and a great array of Siggy’s famous-on-the-coast pies (although these are not so vego), and Havana coffee.

Perch Parrot frittersMy spinach and feta fritters were fresh, tender and flavourful, and accompanied by a generous green salad.

The service was friendly and welcoming, there’s a good array of reading material and one can pop next door to the Beach Road Deli afterwards to buy goodies for a delicious home-made platter for dinner.

What more could one want?

7 Beach Road, Paekakariki.

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