Now bring your mind back, its not what you’re thinking….
In the space that was Pollux between the Opera House foyer and Opera House Lane is the Boon Brothers’ new cocktail and crumpet bar.
Delicious crumpets, coffee, beers and wines by day, and tailor-made cocktails by night (or daytime for the truly hardy).
One of the Boon brothers being formerly of Lamason coffee connoisseurs down the nearby Lombard Street, and using Peoples coffee, means you get a pretty good cuppa here.
And for the accompanying munchies, a delicious crumpet or two. Either standard (jam, nutella) or savoury/sweet specialty combinations like:
- Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill
- Baby rocket, champagne ham and red onion relish
- Banana, butterscotch, toasted walnuts and double cream
- Ricotta, pear, candied pecan (and boy are those candied pecans good) and maple syrup….
In discussion with the brother Boon on duty this morning, they decided (after a few attempts themselves) to get their crumpets made by experts and found a start-up catering company to produce these gems.
Dense enough, but not too dense, firm enough to hold the toppings well, but soft enough to cut through and chew esaily, these crumpets really and truly are worth a stop by.
Of interest on the drinks list under beers was an 8 Wire imperial stout with kapiti vanilla ice cream, and the coke for Miss 14 was in fact a coke flavoured Six Barrel creaming soda creation. Interesting.
After having just seen a Six Barrel Soda Company Limited cafe in the upstairs space opposite on Dixon that once was Bambalinas (see the Wellingtonista article I’ve just found), that can’t be coincidence. Next weekend’s exploration.
Crumpet opens 7 days from 1pm. Delish.