Ortolana was onto sophisticated garden-to-table fare long before it became a full-blown trend. With their chef Jo Pearson, café innovators Scott Brown and Jackie Grant of the Hip Group are responsible for giving Aucklanders the kind of food experiences they couldn’t have imagined in the '90s. The city has long enjoyed a lively café scene but this low-profile trio are a cut above—they imbue food with style and substance and ensure it’s delivered with savvy service. Since opening Café on Kohi in 2004, they’ve debuted several other places, including Takapuna Beach Café, Richmond Road Café, Milse, and others. Not the resting types, their foray into bistro dining with Ortolana at Britomart has enabled them to secure a new slice of the dining pie. You can dine here all day, from breakfast to late-night.