After the restful night sleeps from our late-night evening relaxing at Onsen Spa. We woke up all refreshed, ready to take on another day in Queenstown. We decided to do a hike for a day originally to Bob’s Peak. Before we set off for the day, we needed to fuel ourselves with food.
We headed down to Bespoke Kitchen, nestled in a hill within minutes from Queenstown central. They open bright and early from 7:30 am to 5 Pm daily. Bespoke café is the third café by the same people behind Vudu Cafe and Vudu Cafe and Larder. Queues will be forming and the place will be crammed with people.
Bespoke Kitchen menu
The interior uses muted colours, with plenty of big windows and doors that flood the place with natural lighting. We managed to get a table in no time, on the menu you find the usual breakfast brunch staples, smoothie bowls, granola, sourdough toast, eggs benedicts, there’s also burgers, hotcakes, hash, and slow-cooked lamb on offer.
Once your seated and know what you want you to go to the tills and place your order. There’s a big sign about the shortage of avocados in New Zealand. Housemade hot lemon, honey & ginger drink $4.5 was one of the staples on my trip in New Zealand. It’s soothing on the throat, and anti-inflammatory properties, stop me from getting ill.
I opted for the sourdough toast with a choice of egg cooked the way I liked plus some extra sausages $13.0 + $6.0. I was a bit disappointed the elements were there but needed a sauce to stop it from being boring. I should have gone with the eggs benedict $25.0 not only was it beautifully plated up but had the extras such as the sun-dried tomatoes, apple cider hollandaise, that mine was missing.
G doesn’t have such a big appetite and went with the lighter sweet offering. Her house-made granola $15.5, came in a massive bowl, all the punchy red berries popped, the fruit pushed to the side of the bowl, vanilla yoghurt poured on top of the granola.
Bespoke Kitchen information and location
9 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
For more information visit the Bespoke Kitchen website.
The route to Bob’s Peak
Well, we thought the route to Bob’s Peak would be easy, a bus ride to get closer to the location. However, the stop we got off was nowhere near the location and we ended up walking from the bottom of somewhere in Fernhill.
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Hiked along bob’s cove yesterday. If you seen my insta stories, we walked along the motorway for a few miles eventually got saved by a @uber driver. He was also worried about us getting back from the cove as there was no service in the area and waited 2 hours after our hike to pick us up.
Bob’s Cove Trail
Somehow, we ended up walking along the side roads with busy traffic going past us within inches away. We went to the side road and called an uber to save us from being in the middle of the road. Our phone signal was getting weaker with one bar, but our saviour arrived. He drove us to Bob’s cove, but warned us there be no signal in the area, and was worried about us getting back home. He was so kind as to offer to drive us back without officially booking on uber and he enjoyed mountain biking whilst we took the trail.
Somehow, we decided to take the 2.5-hour trek, ending back at Mt Crichton carpark. Along the way, we passed many scenic areas. A stop a stony beach we encounter the dreaded blood-sucking sandflies. I have so many war scars that even a year on the bites are still on my legs.
Our uber driver passed us a few times on his mountain bike a few times and as promised he waited at the car park. Taking us home back to Blue Peaks lodge.
Bob’s Cove Trek information
For more information on Bob’s Cove trail trek visit this website.