New Openings

June 8, 2023 12:00 PM
July 31, 2023 12:32 PM

We've planted new roots

One of the original Auckland precincts, we have just celebrated our huge 10-year milestone! With institutions such as The Blue Breeze Inn, Bedford Soda and Liquor and Tokyo Club here since the beginning, a mix of tried and true combined with new means we are far from done expanding our retail and dining offering.

With a commitment to keeping our presence ever-changing, the 2022 addition of Silky Otter Cinemas created a new layer of interest and now we are celebrating the opening of some online favourites putting down physical roots as well as adding a new cuisine to our mix.


Johnny JungleThe online plant phenomenon now has a physical presence in one of our most prominent locations. Who would've thought all of this began with a Monstera cutting? 

Over the past few years, they’ve soaked up knowledge like a thirsty succulent and now they’re bursting at the seams to share it with you. Their mission is to make your world a little greener, one(or ten) plants at a time. Eternally grateful for the online support now they can't wait to see you in person!  


Chao Vietnamese CanteenThis authentic Vietnamese food goes beyond the typical canteen experience. With a baseline of true Vietnamese flavours, their twist on tradition adds elements of Korean BBQ and a fusion of Asian flavours.

One dish that steals the show is the homemade Pho noodle soup. So much heart and soul has been poured into crafting this flavorful broth. You won't find anything like it elsewhere. The perfect blend of their expertise and a secret combination of ingredients make it truly outstanding. Chao is a delight that will keep your taste buds guessing! see more


Lulu’s dairy free soft serve and acai bowlsBuilding quite the following with their mobile ice cream cart, Lulu's have carved a more permanent place for themselves in our new laneway.

Serving a plant-based menu, their acai bar brings you scooped organic Brazilian acai bowls topped with seasonal fruits, granola and a selection of additional toppings.  Their coconut based soft serve ice cream and sorbets flavours change regularly so there is always a reason to come back for another visit. Open 7 days a week, rain or shine. see more


My Fried ChickenThey've made a name for themselves in the world of Korean food and we are proud to say this all kicked off in their OG store, right here in Ponsonby Central. Now they are expanding their space and their menu with new dishes and signature cocktails that complete that crispy chicken experience. More than just Korean fried chicken, dining here is an event not to be missed. see more