What can I say about the town of Whangarei? Not much. I don’t remember it. What I like about it is that the name is pronounces Fang-ger-ay. I especially like that it ends with ‘ay’, just like every sentence said by a New Zealander, eh?
I do recall going into a cafe that was really a diner and seeing their choice of food. There were a few doughnuts that didn’t really look that appetising.
There was even a Rice Donut. I’ve never seen a rice doughnut before and was nearly tempted to get it for that reason alone.
But the whole place didn’t really give me a sense of comfort. It looked dirty and run down. Like selling cheap food was more important than selling quality.
I checked a few online reviews of the place and the feeling seems shared.
I also didn’t like the spooky font they use as price tags for their food. Who made those? Bela Lugosi?
So, I did without a rice doughnut.
Their social media presence is virtually zero – so I’m not going to provide a link.
The Bakehouse Cafe, Whangarei
Dunkin’ Donuts, Auckland Airport
Funky Clothing, Mangawhai, New Zealand
Dizzy Lizzy’s Milkbar, Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
DomNut if you had tried the rice donut you may have discovered that they are really nice. Why be put off by names? Whangarei is pronounced Fa-nga-ray & the people who own The Bakehouse cafe are really lovely They may not have the flashest of cafes but they are clean & respectable…you may have discovered this had you chosen to try…but ok…it’s your choice & your loss for lack of trying.