The time has come to swap those jandals and sundresses for more office appropriate attire and leave the beach behind. We're here to help make the thought of going back to work feel a little bit better.

Start the day with a coffee from Cargo Coffee | 35 Fort Street 

Container style coffee service

Cargo Coffee should be one of your go-to coffee spots to start your day off right. They use Coffee Supreme and delicious Guerilla Grill toasties to accompany your favourite hot beverage.

Get a new dress from Federation | Commercial Bay


There’s nothing more exciting about the new year than getting a new outfit for your first day back in the office! We love the tier dress from Federation. Available in four different colours, this dress is a flattering tiered shift dress with a v-neckline. Pair it with fresh white kicks or your favorite heels for a comfortable and simple outfit.

Keep that holiday feeling and try the new restaurant, Alma | Corner of Gore & Tyler Street


Treat yourself and a friend to a memorable Andalusian influenced meal. Alma is one of those places that can never go wrong, every dish is continuously fresh, tasty and made with love. 

Get an afternoon frozen treat from Melt | 137 Quay Street

Melt New Zealand Natural

Take a break in the afternoon and enjoy the sweet smell of freshly made waffle cones. We recommend you to try the Chocolate Oat and Raspberry Almond ice cream. It is so creamy and rich that it’s hard to believe it’s dairy free. Try it for yourself!

Top your day off with some drinks after work at Soul Bar & Bistro and watch the racing live on the big screen

Interior of eatery

There’s nothing better than sipping on a refreshing drink after a long day at work, and Soul Bar & Bistro is the perfect place to do so. With delicious drinks, a vibrant interior and views looking over the Viaduct, it's the perfect place to unwind and get amongst the lively atmosphere of the yacht racing. (Click here for more places screening the racing live in the city).

Last updated: 12 January 2021