Tucked away between Khyber Pass Road and Crowhurst Street is a collection of some of Newmarket’s most well-loved hidden gems.
L’affare on Melrose Street is a coffee-lovers haven. They are the ultimate connoisseurs in all things caffeinated. Choose your bean of origin for the perfect flat white or pick up accessories for your machine at home. The wood, brass and dark green leather interior creates an ideal place for mid-week meetings or a leisurely Sunday brunch.
22 Melrose Street
Located on the corner of McColl and Roxburgh Street, M11 is one of Auckland’s best salons. Away from the hustle and bustle of Newmarket’s main strip, the salon’s award- winning interior creates an indulgent yet relaxing atmosphere where you can sit back and have your tresses tended to.
11 McColl Street.
Further along the precinct is Martha’s Fabrics, where you can browse the beautiful textiles this well-known fabric store has on offer.
12A Melrose Street.
The ever-busy Little & Friday is one of Newmarket’s most frequented spots for a coffee and their famous sweet treats. The space is light, airy and spacious. From the ‘so popular they frequently sell out’ doughnuts, to the well ‘grammed crumpets and quiches, this much loved eatery never fails to please.
11 McColl Street.
L’atelier du Fromage is a quintessential French delicatessen on McColl Street, offering a wide range of cheeses, cold meats and traditional French pastries. Head upstairs and you’ll find Maison Vauron, home to some of the best Bordeaux around. Book into one of their tasting sessions and have your taste buds taken on a tour throughout the best wine regions in France.
5 McColl Street.
From bouquets to corporate installations, wedding flowers or new baby blooms there’s nothing floral that Vida Flores can’t do. The team also offer flower technique and arranging classes and flower parties for private groups.
12 McColl Street.
Warmer weather is on its way so why not give stand up paddling board a go this summer? With a comprehensive selection of everything you’ll need, drop into SUP Centre on Melrose Street where the team can give you advice on getting started.
20 Melrose Street.
Roxburgh Street’s latest residents, are on a simple mission and that’s to make a difference in the sustainability of fashion and an industry that’s ready for change. Maggie Marilyn are New Zealand owned and operated and have just opened up their beautiful new showroom space. The team are available to meet with via appointment to shop the collections and have a tailored experience to suit your wardrobing needs.
4 Roxburgh Street.
If you’re looking to squeeze in a workout before a morning meeting or before weekend brunch, Melrose Street is home to some of Newmarket’s most popular spots. Studio Box is the brainchild of former Black Sticks star Dayne Rowsell, a fitness concept poised to redefine boxing. In the boutique classes you can expect to experience pumping music, cool lighting and an atmosphere that rivals that of a night club.
17 Crowhurst Street.
For something at a slightly slower pace, Reform Fitness is here to do things a little differently. The Newmarket studio specialises in body enhancing reformer Pilates and Cardiolates/HIIT. To lengthen, strengthen, tighten and tone.
3B Melrose Street.