Summer Saturday in Dunedin

by Insiders Dunedin

A sweet Summer Saturday in Dunedin, leave the car at home, feel the street and experience the vibrant beat of the city. The creative enclave of upper Moray place between Princess and Stuart Streets beckons, an area jam packed with unique shops, cafes, restaurants, theatre and cinema all within minutes of each other. To begin energise with a Turmeric Latte, one of the unique freshly made delights at ‘the kitchen table’ cafe. 

Now we are ready for some super Saturday shopping? Searching for something of local design?  Look no further than the ‘Guild’ or ‘Vull’ stores. In ‘Guild’ you will even meet on of the designers manning the store. Take in some art at ‘Mint’ gallery then sit and relax with some of the city’s finest coffee next door at ‘Mazagran’.

Then pop across the road to take in a lazy afternoon movie at Rialto cinema, enclosed within a category one listed building of 1916 yet housing the latest cinema equipment and a tasteful fit out.

For an early dinner again no need to go far this enclave has a choice of Indian, Thai, Mexican and Chinese restaurants within minutes of each other, the only difficulty is in the choice.

Afterwards enjoy a glass of wine at Pequeno, a cosy, intimate lounge bar hidden away down the alley opposite the cinema.

Finish the evening with theatre at the Fortune. The theatre is housed within a historic church of Lawson design (he of First Church fame). It’s Dunedin’s professional theatre and attracts some of the country’s finest theatre talent. A sumptuous end to that sweet summer Saturday.

Post submitted by Ian Loughran

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