Nowadays, the shop has two main branches and the Good One coffee shop in Ponsonby also stocks and sells their products. little and friday has become a local institution and the lines of people are often long; both for dine-in and take-away.
(For my blogpost about Good One cafe, please click here.)
My impression of the Belmont branch of little and friday is so:
Overall grade: 4.0/5.0
- Quick and friendly service
- There is a warm-up option available when you order sandwiches and pastries.
- Other places give you a small sign with a number on it so that the service staff knows to which customer they should bring an order. At little and friday, they have small animal statuettes that are spray-painted yellow. So instead of "Chocolate croissant for #43," it becomes "Chocolate croissant for the customer with the giraffe."
I had a small lemon meringue pie from here. The meringue was fluffy and the crust had a bit of crunch to it. However, I find most Kiwi pastries too mellow. Normally, I prefer the flavours to be quite distinct. Even though the New Zealanders don't make it the way I'm used to (as a Thai who studied in USA and France, I prefer bombastic flavours), I must say that overall, I can appreciate the style and flavour profile of a Kiwi baked product. In that regard, little and friday nailed it. A local would find the lemon meringue pie very tasty. Perhaps the same could also be said of a visitor who isn't partial to big flavours.
|The shop is in a small corner of a home decoration shop where you can buy things like cutlery. This is the branch in Belmont.|
|A very packed vitrine|
|The mini lemon meringue pie I had.|