Eat at The Shelter

Monday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Tuesday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Wednesday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Thursday8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Friday8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Saturday8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The Shelter,, 78 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby

09-376 6544

Tucked off Ponsonby Road on the flourishing Mackelvie Street is a range of creative stores, including ‘The Shelter’. Curated and founded by Vicki Taylor a well-known local designer, the shop presents fashion and homeware with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. At the back of the store is a sunny cafe and outdoor area, providing a space to pause and contemplate the wide range of international and local designers. Serving delicious coffee from the flourishing eighthirty roastery, the cafe is popular in the area for it’s eggs and avo with Midnight Baker bread which you can also buy by the loaf. Fresh salads and a range of cabinet food are prepared fresh daily, as well as kombucha, six barrel soda, and karma cola.

Appreciate the high white ceilings and satisfying surroundings with a cup of coffee and one of Eat’s famous sweet or savoury gluten free muffins, which are made fresh daily and usually sell out by 1pm. The cafe recently changed owners- same staff, same menu, and same brilliant coffee in the tranquil aesthetic of Shelter’s surroundings. The courtyard is as beautifully designed as the shop’s interior, with high trees and and a contemplative garden and tables for you to enjoy a lunch break or catch up. Pause a moment, escape the city, and grab a coffee at the Shelter- the perfect way to brighten up a gloomy day.

Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Sable Heath

The Shelter,, 78 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby

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