It took a while for the food to hit old Front Room form.
Denise Irvine heads over the Kaimais to sample what's on offer at Mount Maunganui cafes.
Dress appropriately, order from a waitress (but don't touch them) and hold drinks with one hand.
There's little doubt India Pale Ale, or IPA as it's often better known, is the poster child of the craft beer movement. Heck, such is its popularity it's the only style of beer that's celebrated with its own special day on the calendar.
Meet Amazing Grace - the 110-year-old who swears by a nightly drop of Famous Grouse.