Yummy Welcome back to Stark’s
Stark’s Café and Bar has a new team and a fresh look. Last week the Keeping Up With crew were invited to try a few of the delicious treats on the menu and we can report back to say full belly’s and smiling faces where the order of the day!
Stark’s Café and Bar has always had its theatrical roots being adjacent to The Civic Theatre and is named after Freda Beatrice Stark. During World War II Freda worked for the Colonial Ammunition Factory by day, and danced at the cabaret and nightclub at The Civic’s Wintergarden by night. With many scandalous stories told about Freda the most well known is probably about one of her dancing costumes comprised of a g-string, a feathered headdress and gold body paint. No surprise that she was nicknamed the Fever of the Fleet by the American troops!
Starks is open daily for 7am for your morning fix of Caffe L’Affare coffee or breakfast bite or you could make your business meeting a little more interesting with a cup of tea from a vintage cup and saucer and a sweet treat. Visitors can also enjoy the lunchtime cabinet selections from filled baguettes, croissants and bagels to the lunch dish of the day.
However Stark’s can also be the perfect place to meet after work, before a show or when you’re winding down your night. There are some special cocktails on the menu and the team are working hard to make Stark’s a great place to visit.
Stark’s will remain open late and during weekends if there is a show at The Civic so really no reason not to pop in.
We loved it so much that we wanted to share the experience with our lovely Keeping Up With NZ readers so we have a $30 voucher to giveaway.
All you need to do is answer the following question:
Who was Stark’s Café and Bar named after?
Please enter by going to our Keeping Up With Us page with your answer, name, email and Stark’s in the subject line.
Winner will be announced on 30 November!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, THANKS!
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