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Takapuna has it's own Zus and Zo.
By Laetitia Laubscher
June 17, 2013
By Laetitia Laubscher
June 17, 2013

Run by Dutch Joost van den Berg and his Kiwi wife Clare, the Takapuna edition of Zus and Zo has a crisp take on life. Named 'Zomer' the dutch word for summer, the entire interior is decked out in what could best be described as retro-Scando(navian). Yet, with an unexpected kick of yellow accents in the decor prove to add quite the touch of zest.

Speaking of, Zomer knows how to throw a few well-placed kicks in their food as well. The Energiser Juice ($8) with carrot, green apples, ginger, mint and lemon, has just that right twang to throw a few tingling crackers at your mouth without being overwhelmingly explosive. So does the Moroccan Chicken Salad ($20) with grilled capsicum, chickpeas, eggplant, chutney and tatziki. I mean, who thinks about throwing chutney and tatziki together in a Moroccan salad?! But, the results are marvellous. The Classic Beef Burger ($20) was another beauty, with aged cheddar, beetroot, tomato and gherkins.

For those plant-eaters among us, Zomer will look after you well. The Baby Beetroot and Haloumi ($20) with spinach, pistachio praline and almond gazpacho looked tempting enough, and so did the Warm French Goat Cheese Sandwich ($16) with beetroot stack, capsicum and roasted pine nuts.

Zomer's smoothies and sandwiches are takeaway-able so if you're in the neighbourhood with only a little half hour slot for food, or if you prefer taking your food sitting on the nearby beach you're welcome to.

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