Cafe Secrets

Cafe Secrets

Discover not just coffee in some of the most beautiful urban and rural cafes in New Zealand. Meet the people behind the counters and share in their stories and recipes.
16 Episodes
Cafe Secrets - Workman's Funky Bar and Cafe

Workman's Funky Bar and Cafe

Sidney Workman has run "Workman's Funky Bar & Cafe" in Matamata for 18 years. It's a well-known and much-loved cafe for locals and visitors alike.
Cafe Secrets - Cafe Polo

Cafe Polo

In this episode, David shows Julie Le Clerc how to make a special grilled halmoui salad. In return, Julie makes gourmet venison pies to add to the cafe menu.
Cafe Secrets - Allpress


In this episode, Julie Le Clerc visits two of Michael's cafes - Biscotto in Ponsonby Road and Caffetteria Allpress in Freemans Bay.
Cafe Secrets - Colenso Cafe, Coromandel

Colenso Cafe, Coromandel

In this episode, Ruth shows Julie Le Clerc how to make a fabulous pavlova stack filled with fresh cream and boysenberries- their signature dish.
Cafe Secrets - Gallery Nikau Cafe

Gallery Nikau Cafe

Gallery Nikau Cafe is famous for their brunch menu. In this episode, Kelda shows Julie Le Clerc how to make her famous sage fried eggs.
Cafe Secrets - Rotorua


In this episode, we see Julie learning how to make the cafe's famous baked potatoes. In return, Julie shares a recipe for wagyu steak sandwich with onion jam.
Cafe Secrets - Little and Friday

Little and Friday

In this episode, Kim shows Julie how to make their famous doughnuts.
Cafe Secrets - Riverside Cafe

Riverside Cafe

"Riverside Cafe" is located in the beautiful Moutere Valley, north of Nelson. It is owned and operated by members of the Riverside Community, set up by Pacifists after the Second World War.
Cafe Secrets - 'Elle Cee' Cafe and Bar

'Elle Cee' Cafe and Bar

The small town of Ruawai on the west coast of Northland, is known as the "Kumara Capital" of New Zealand.
Cafe Secrets - Wild Rose Cafe

Wild Rose Cafe

Julie judges a tea-making and cake decorating challenge
Cafe Secrets - Black Betty, Under The New Red Verandah, Addington Coffee Co-op

Black Betty, Under The New Red Verandah, Addington Coffee Co-op

Julie visits 3 different cafes to see how they're doing 18 months after the fatal earthquakes.
Cafe Secrets - Boatshed Cafe, Rawene

Boatshed Cafe, Rawene

In this episode, Craig shows Julie Le Clerc how to make the cafe's signature dish: Asian-style fresh flounder, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven.
Cafe Secrets - Water Drop Cafe

Water Drop Cafe

The Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush, south-east Auckland is an impressive sight.
Cafe Secrets - Humbug Cafe

Humbug Cafe

"Humbug Cafe" is down a side road in New Lynn, in the middle of West Auckland suburbia but they've been a huge hit with customers since day one.
Cafe Secrets - The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

Napier is home to "The Kitchen Table" - a retro-style cafe set inside the "Hawkes Bay Photographers Gallery."
Cafe Secrets - Greys Ave Deli

Greys Ave Deli

In this episode, Julie Le Clerc meets the secretary of the Hebrew Congregation, Malindy Rosin, who gives her a guided tour of the grocery section of the cafe.