Nick’s Café was presented the National ICG Classic Kiwi award in the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards, at a special announcement event held in Auckland this evening, Wednesday 7th March.
For the sixth year running, the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year Awards highlight the diverse, the delicious and most delightful of our great NZ café culture, shining a light on outstanding cafés across the nation.
Nick’s Café, Waiuku was established in November 2011 and has quickly grown as ‘the place to go’ for locals. Nick treats his customers as if they were longtime friends and the driving force behind the café’s popularity is not only the great hospitality and good old kiwi produce, but also the drive of Nick to benefit the community. The café’s mantra is #BuyLocalShopLocalSupportLocal. The café has worked hard these past six years to fundraise for local community initiatives and charities, as well as providing on the job training for local youth to better equip them with the skills required in life.
Owner Nick King’s mother raised him in a kitchen as she worked in catering for 25 years. Many of the slices in the cabinet are beautifully handwritten recipes passed down to Nick’s mother from his grandmother and old clippings from cooking magazines and friends.
The ICG Classic Kiwi award was awarded to Nick’s Café due to its warm engaging good ol’ kiwi hospitality and high quality local produce at affordable prices.
Nick’s Café has obviously won the hearts of the community, the cafe also won the 2018 Auckland Region People’s Choice announced in December, determined by the highest number of votes by the people.
Katherine Jensen, Meadow Fresh Marketing Director says “Congratulations to Nick King, the staff and team of Nick’s Café – the National ICG Classic Kiwi category award winner! We are extremely proud to sponsor the awards that acknowledge the important role cafes play in New Zealand’s culture and lifestyle. We truly have a dynamic Kiwi café scene throughout the nation. It is with great pleasure, we announce the 2018 Meadow Fresh NZ Café of the Year and the national category award winners.”