The second stop of our adventure out of the city (the first you can find by clicking here) took us to Zany Zeus for their legendary chocolate cake. It was the first I’d heard of this hidden gem but there was a good reason why I should have.
As my friend and I stepped inside we had to manoeuvre our way to the queue. We hadn’t expected the shop to be so jam-packed, but when I learnt Scarlett Johansson had been a regular here (when shooting a movie nearby) I understood why.
The queue was a blessing, giving me time to decide exactly what I wanted to stock up on. They sold everything that I love. Greek yoghurt, sour cream, cream cheese, all at a fraction of the price I pay in the city supermarkets.
I grabbed a smaller tub of the greek yoghurt and opted for a chicken thai wrap from the counter. I resisted buying any of the pastries or cakes and decided to hold out for the ultimate treat.
Zany Zeus was established in 2000 and is renowned for their cheese, winning countless awards for bringing new products like halloumi to the New Zealand market.
The halloumi sandwich was a popular choice with customers on the day but unfortunately, I didn’t have the stomach capacity or hands to manage it all.
As I neared the till area the chocolate cake came into view and what a fine looking cake it was. I asked for a slice to take away and waited patiently until it was mine to devour.
The slices are generous and worth every cent of the $7.50 you pay. One slice can easily be shared between two, although I’d recommend getting your own. It really is too good to part with.
Have you tried the famous chocolate cake yet? Or do you have a killer recipe of your own for me to try?