There’s nothing that brings together a community than the promise of a good feed. Local cafe Crave had a paella street party yesterday with a 1.2 metre paella pan to feed 200.
Crave is right by the Morningside train station and a cool industrial-looking cafe with exhibiting artworks. The decor may look cool, but this is a place you can find a slice of humble pie. Under a Christmas tree there, they currently have a gift drive for the Auckland City Mission. In their words: “We are a cafe with charitable status, all our profits go back into the local community and to global poverty issues.”
When we arrived, the paella pan had chicken was cooking in a vivid broth so we relaxed and had a coffee and looked the paintings on display while others enjoyed their BYO. We met some lovely people and there was a great sense of community.
It was fun to watch the paella ingredients being added one by one and excitement grew as it looked more and more festive with each addition.
As we lined up, we were asked if we had any preferences as some didn’t want meat, others didn’t want prawns, but a little girl before us requested, “no rice”. Adorable!
A huge thanks Crave for putting this on. What a wonderful idea.
Event sponsored by Sabato, Atomic Cafe and paella supplied by paella.co.nz.
25 McDonald Street
Phone 09 845 4714
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch