The ‘urban food store’ is a clever mix of cafe, bakery, and deli - in equal measures. The cafe makes lots of food in house including genuine artisan breads - sourdoughs, French baguettes and ciabatta - made in a stone hearth oven using organic flour and slow fermentation.
Home-baking extends to a large cabinet bursting with gourmet pies, tarts, lasagnes, and baguettes with fillings – such as bacon, lettuce, avocado & tomato. Lots of people pop in for P's frozen meals, including ready-made Thai curries, lamb shanks, lasagnes, and soups. Surfboards adorn at least two walls and the bachy decor is helped along with surfing videos on a big screen, and big wooden, quite homely, spread-your-stuff-out tables.
19a Pacific Ave, Downtown Mount Maunganui. (07) 572 1300