Denizen Magazine: Bluebell's Cakery / by Matt McKenzie


A cult baker is bringing her heavenly baked goods to Takapuna.

Anyone familiar with the North Shore will already know that the recent Fortieth & Hurstmere development is home to a plenitude of delicious offerings: Fish Fish, Burger Burger, Bird on a Wire make up the majority of its residents. Its latest arrival, Bluebell’s Cakery, is set to up the ante once again. Yes, that’s right; the cult cakery that only a few months ago presented us with the delightful reinvigoration of their original Hillsborough kitchen has once again cropped up on our radar for their new Takapuna outpost, due to open this Thursday 16th June.

Since starting out in Hillsborough, founder Karla Goodwin admits that the North Shore has pulled its weight in terms of catering and deliveries. Now, Goodwin and her team are able to service the area in a far more proximate manner. To the joy of local folk, this newly christened Bluebell’s will be proffering their typically delicious cakes and treats along with a spate of lunchtime offerings. Sure to rival the existing cafe scene — one that is now teeming with culinary diversity — the airy space is awash with pastels (in keeping with her other two locations) and boasts the same large glass cabinet that one can’t help but gravitate toward.

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