Auckland, New Zealand
The restaurants are good, but they all have the same aesthetic of a complicated, rich place. One day you want something more light and down to earth. The Farmhouse is a rural bakery and coffee shop that, surprisingly for its owners, has grown from a quiet to-go format into a business that attracts people from distant cities. Besides drinks and freshly baked pastries served in the villa, you'll see (caution: too cute) bees, cattle, horses, and sheep. After the seasonal meal, you can buy milk, tea, or coffee and go home with organic farm food.