There's something for everyone and every occasion in the High Street District - from homeware stores to on trend footwear, clothing boutiques and excellent eateries. If you haven't been to the High Street District for a while it is definitely worth a visit. 


For coffee and a sweet treat | Stolen Summer | 18b High Street

This cute little coffee shop is a must visit before a day of browsing all that High Street has to offer. Gear up for the day with a barista made coffee and one of their more-ish cabinet treats.

Tatty's vintage clothing

For the best accessories | Tatty's | 47 High Street

Shop the shoes, bags, jewellery, and hair accessories to transform your outfit at Tatty's. Specialising in designer pieces, both local and international, you can find many a little treasure here. 

Gorman dresses on display

For colourful items | Gorman | 16 High Street

Located on the corner of High Street and Vulcan Lane is the vibrant and colourful clothing store, Gorman. This fashion retailer is full of a whole lot of fun prints and amazing bright colours. This is the perfect shopping destination if you’d like to add a bit of colour and playfulness to your wardrobe!

Shut the front door

For the best window shopping | Shut the Front Door | 23 High Street

One thing that some of us in the team at Heart of the City particularly like, is some good old window-shopping during our lunch break. And Shut the Front Door is quite the favourite gift and homewares store. Whether you are after something for a special someone or yourself, you can't go past a visit to Shut the Front Door.


For a delightful brunch | Chuffed | 43 High Street

For a refreshing smoothie, and a tasty meal to match stop in at Chuffed to keep you going during your day on High Street. We love their house made crumpets that can be savoury with avocado mousse, gin cured salmon, wasabi creme fraiche and pickled onions, or sweet with cardamom vanilla poached pear, maple espuma freeze dried lychee crumbs and raspberry puree. Yum!


For the best basics | Mr Simple | 59-67 High Street

Mr.Simple, as the name suggests, offer simple, stylish outfit solutions that don’t break the bank. Gentlemen, if you are looking for organic cotton or linen with logos and branding kept to a minimum, you'll definitely find there what you're looking for. We really like their 'Fair Trade Certified' collection, which is part of their sustainable initiative.


For the best weekend wears | Ruby | 4 High Street

New Zealand-based label RUBY is well-known and loved for its designs that are both elegant and adventurous. From streetwear origins, Ruby's aesthetics are easily recognisable. 
Check out their hashtag #RUBYLOVES for some day to day inspirations.

Mi Piaci

For shoes | Mi Piaci | 10 High Street

If you love shoes, then Mi Piaci on High Street should be your ultimate destination. You can find the best custom-dyed leather highlighted with some lovely details. They endeavour to elevate and differentiate their range constantly, so you'll always find the pair of shoes of your dreams!

My Bar

For fantastic cocktails, craft beers and boutique wines | My Bar | 12 Durham St E

Take a moment to sit down and watch the world go by with a drink from the friendly team at My Bar. Here, you instantly feel at home with the atmosphere providing a feel good vibe that you'll quickly want to make your local. 

3 Wise men

For the men | 3 Wise Men | 2 High Street

3 Wise Men was created in 2004 when four friends were commenting on the lack of affordable and high quality business shirts available on the market. Fast forward to now and the brand is filling in that gap  well. With a focus on high quality, affordable and fashionable business shirts and accessories, their trained staff will help you choose "wisely" the perfect shirt for you!

Patterned shirts

For something cool and quirky | Strangely Normal | 19 O'Connell Street

If you're looking for '50s and '60s inspired menswear, look no further! Strangely Normal is the place for you. We particularly love their 1950s inspired shirts that are ideal for dressing up or down. Plus if you order a shirt any time before the end of October, you'll receive a free face mask made from the same fabric! 

Hugo's Bistro

For fine dining at its best | Hugo's Bistro | 67 Shortland St

Treat yourself to a dinner at one of High St District's finest restaurants. Hugo's Bistro creates a relaxed and sophisticated ambience, and offers a modern European influenced menu, sitting down for a meal in this venue makes for an unforgettable evening of high quality and beautifully presented dishes. 

Last updated: 28 May 2021