Urban Grind

Monday8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday8:00 am – 9:00 pm.

72 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

03-443 6748

In a hip and happening industrial home on Ardmore Street, Urban Grind’s all day neighbourhood eatery has been providing locals with delicious daily fare since 2011.

The modern urban setting is pumping from 8am till late, and with an open-plan dining space, upstairs bar and outdoor patio to linger in, don’t be surprised if your brunch rolls right on into nighttime. Kicking off in the morning, a skilled team of baristas churn out an impossible amount of espresso using Underground Coffee for workday regulars and weekend brunchers. Need it on the go with a freshly baked scone? There’s an app for that.

Urban Grind’s sunrise to sunset offering makes it seriously difficult to pick a favourite meal of the day – let alone a dish. If you’re wondering what those cool kids at table 5 are chomping into, it’s likely the eatery’s popular Duck Roti Roll topped with fresh and crunchy ingredients or the Japanese Pancake with roast pork belly, chilli mayo and a fried egg.

Once midday rings in, hand-rolled Italian pizza is flung into the oven and it only gets better as the multinational kitchen team step up to the stove to cook authentic sharing plates inspired from around the globe. A drinks list of homemade smoothies and frappes, jugs of cocktails, craft beer on tap as well as local and international wine, only confirms that this hot spot does it all – and does it very well. Plus, if you’re in the under-12 club, you also get exclusive access to a special menu (jokes on dad if he thinks he’s getting some of your Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae).

Adding to the list of reasons we love Urban Grind, these guys sure excel in the party department. In an upstairs bar overlooking a stellar view of the exposed brick and Banksy prints below, this space can be rented out to make business meetings a heck of a lot more fun or to celebrate special milestones with up to 60 of your mates.

We’ve reached the conclusion that whatever the time of day or day of the week, you’ll find every happy excuse to spend it here.

Words by Maggie Worthington & Photography by Nancy Zhou

72 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

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