Lacking on the streets of Auckland were the authentic dishes and bold flavours of Sri Lanka. Setting itself the challenge to fill such a culinary void is St Kevins Arcade’s newcomer, Revolver. The man behind the polished tiling, wooden accents and stained glass windows is Oli Bradford. Drawing from his experience in Bestie, situated almost adjacent, Oli has an in-depth understanding of the arcade’s workings. He recognises the faces of its regular occupants and knows team members that make up its establishments. Revolver takes the place of sandwich shop Fort Greene which has moved to a larger location along Karangahape Road. Offering city-goers specialties common on the streets of Sri Lanka, yet novel here, Oli recommends all his guests to try one of his hoppers. Inspired by his mother’s teachings, these fermented pancake-like delicacies are unparalleled to almost all the usual suspects that currently occupy Auckland’s brunch scene.