Review: Metro Magazine / by Matt McKenzie

With Takapuna Beach Café, Jam, Mimosa, Zomer and Regatta, to name just a few, Takapuna is beginning to threaten Ponsonby’s long-held position as the suburb with Auckland’s best eats. And now Takapuna has a Ponsonby Central-style dining precinct of its very own, the battle is officially on.

Fortieth & Hurstmere lives in a long disused laneway at 40 Hurstmere Rd, opposite Hurstmere Green. A couple of years ago the Fortieth & Hurstmere concept started to take shape: a place where locals could meet for a casual meal from breakfast until late, featuring lots of shared courtyard space and small-scale vendors dedicated to great food.

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