Honey Bones

Love the perfectly imperfect ceramic water jugs and teeny milk jugs

Custom linen aprons

Takeaway coffee window – love this idea


Hugo Baird (we introduced you to Hugo and his first cafe here) has done it again with this sweet and sophisticated little eatery in Auckland’s Grey Lynn.

Honey Bones (best. name.) was designed by Hugo himself – he sourced every last thing, installed it all… even built the front counter one late Friday night.

Design elements noticed and loved:  dark oak alongside brass (a refreshing change from the blonde timber we see everywhere now), your table water coming in a handmade ceramic jug (by NZ maker Vicki Fanning) that epic wooden menu, the custom-made brass lighting, the very clean, simple graphic design by Lucy Jamieson Design, the takeaway coffee window.

You might also like to know that leading the Honey Bones kitchen team is Reginaldo Richard of Odettes Eatery fame. And if you’re a menu pre-planner like me (hey, it’s kinda like eating somewhere twice, doncha think?) you can see the current menu here.


Imagery by NZ freelance photographer Rachel Soh (follow her on insta, too)




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