About a month ago, a few foodies and I went along to the opening of Ozone Coffee Roasters in Grey Lynn, where we sampled some of their menu dishes and got to know more about their brand. At the opening, I came across a long table at the back of the eatery and thought “this would be perfect for the #NZBLOGGERS #BRUNCHCLUB!”
So, a few weekends’ ago, I hosted my first #NZBloggers #BRUNCHCLUB at Ozone Coffee! There were about 20 bloggers in total, and it was lovely to welcome some new faces along, as well as catch up with old friends.
Ozone Coffee has been roasting coffee and building relationships in New Plymouth, London and beyond for the past 20 years. Ozone’s latest venture in Grey Lynn is an all-day eatery, with seating for 100, complete with an open kitchen, and a dedicated coffee bar, with many brews on offer and their beans are roasted on-site – make sure you take a peek at the back to see all the action!
The space is beautifully designed, with high ceilings, booth seating, and its industrial style features create a warm and hospitable feel… great for the ‘gram!
Everyone agreed that Ozone’s menu is innovative and there is something for everyone, with allergies and intolerances well catered for. Their menu showcases sustainably sourced and seasonal fare, with dishes such as the Lamb Burger with hand-cut chips, Seeded granola with Hawke’s Bay stone-fruit and Velda’s 3-Cheese Italian Pancake. Check out their brunch menu here.
Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed:
Eggs Benedict on bubble ’n’ squeak cakes with hollandaise and bacon
Smoked Kawahai on Rye bread with karengo chili jam, fried egg, cucumber and herbs
Velda’s 3-Cheese Pancake with poached egg, silverbeet, peach chutney and creme fraiche
Smoked cheddar fry-bread with avocado, poached egg and fermented chilli yoghurt
Lamb Burger with black olive mayo, cheddar, spiced peach chutney and hand-cut chips
NB. I also had brunch at Ozone Coffee the previous week and ordered their Veggie Brekkie with poached eggs on seeded sourdough, dry cured bacon, chewy roast tomatoes, kimchi greens, halloumi and hash brown, which was super yummy!
Bonus – Ozone Coffee is dog friendly, meaning you can dine while sitting next to your dog. Highlight of the day was seeing Daisy, a very cute dog who joined us for brunch! Thank you to Becs (Once Upon an Egg) for bringing her!
Photo Credit: Bri DiMattina
It was a great morning out – delicious food, decor and most importantly, the lovely company! A huge thank you to Ozone Coffee for their hospitality!
Check out the blogs and social pages of those who came along:
Emily of Food2Belly
Maggie of Sunday Dreams
Niki of Sweet Foodie Life
If you are looking for a relaxed place to talk about blogging or are interested in starting a blog, and would like to attend upcoming #NZBloggers and #BRUNCHCLUB events, join the Facebook group to ensure you don’t miss out. There are some great things being planned for the rest of 2019… hope to see you there!