I have some great New Years foodie news on the Auckland icecream front folks!
Takapuna Beach Cafe icecream
(see my initial post here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/646764
is now also available cityside in Kohimarama at a place called "The Store" - so for citysiders no need to cross the bridge for a fix!
The Store is a small deli/gelateria/cafe which sells breads, cakes etc (havent tried any but they all look fab) and makes everything in store apart from the gelato, which is made at Takapuna Beach Cafe.
I had read about the fact this icream was available around the Bays in the Herald and thought it was in MIssion Bay - ended up at a place called Ginellis which seriously did not look like it would cut the mustard on the gelato stakes. To be fair I didnt actually eat any but the fake colours were enough to put this icecream snob off!
I headed off somewhat despondent, thinking maybe the Herald had got it wrong, and drove towards Kohimarama just as a last ditch attempt to check out any other possible suspects in the icecream stakes. The Store is not immediately obvious as an icecream place but my beady foodie eyes hunted the fridge down the back - and voila! icecream heaven!!
This time went for a combo of 2 flavours: liquorice and double chocolate - wow! seriously only the gelato I have had in Italy comes close to this stuff (and yes, I know how pretentious that sounds but its true!)
If you are an icecream head then seriously you need to check this place out - cant wait until they open another branch even closer to where I live (though my waistline says otherwise...)
Dont have an phone number or address sorry but its on Averill Ave, Kohimarama which is just off the main road which is adjacent to the sea. Its right next to Der Metz - which is, by the way, a great place to go in Auckland for German food - see reviews on Dine out