Nestled between a chain of local stores in the suburb of Sandringham is a French inspire café come restaurant, Petit Bocal. For an authentic French experience and for the real taste of French bread/pastries, a visit to this minimalistic café is a must!
Make sure to make a booking though. Sunday brunch is one of their busier times. You will be seated, surrounded by large black and white photographs of the Eiffel Tower hung on the crisp white walls. A small vase with fresh flowers adorn every table. Although a tiny café, their big French windows let in the light, even on rainy days. Truly a Parisian inspired café.
The menu is vast, from your basic brunch menus of eggs benedict (let me tell you that this is no ordinary eggs benedict!) through to their classic French styles escargots. The only trouble you’ll have is deciding what not to try! By souring some of their fresh ingredients from local growers, Petit Bocal empowers the community they serve. And here’s a little secret, if you’re lucky enough to visit them at their less busy times, you will be able to choose the music through the iPad placed on the left of the counter.
Must Try: I am a HUGE fan of fresh bread, and the bread at Petit Bocal is in my top 10 must try in Auckland. I would recommend you try their sourdough! By itself, with cheese or order their eggs benedict. The bread is fresh, soft on the inside with an edible crunch on the outside and when you bite into it, it will take away all your pain.
177 Sandringham Road, Sandringham