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The Archive, Safa Park
Nominated for Best Café
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For a cafe-meets-bookstore experience, head to this friendly spot in Safa Park, which serves light bites, juices, tea and coffee. Make sure you try the spinach frittata and pancakes with roasted grapes, which is beautifully presented and very tasty. A good side option is the mouth-wateringly flaky butter croissants. Complementing the delicious food are the friendly staff, who are more than happy to offer recommendations if you’re feeling a bit indecisive. The relaxed atmosphere at The Archive makes it the perfect place to while away a few hours. You’ll notice many other diners taking a laidback break, partly because of the delicious coffee, but also because of the friendly staff and gorgeous surroundings.
Open daily 8am-10pm. Safa Park, (04 349 4033).

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