Café Hanoi is choreographed dilapidation. Rough brick, crumbling plaster, and layers of scraped-back paint are softened with huge Noguchi globe lamps and planes of hand-oiled timber. —Nat Cheshire
Galway and Commerce Streets, 64/(0) 9-302-3478. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue. Read more about Nat Cheshire's Britomart neighborhood of Auckland.