Local Heart, Global Soul

July 29, 2012

You’d be a Very Lucky Fat Pigeon to Land Here…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We set out early yesterday and hadn’t done any grocery shopping so decided that’s we would stop for breakfast somewhere down the road.

Tummies were rumbling by the time we reached the small town of Piopio and when we spied a café called the Fat Pigeon, it seemed like a good choice so we swung into the car park and get ready to investigate further.

It’s already warm so we opt to eat outside and were in luck becuase  the table at the end had a sandpit right next to it, plus some sand-pit toys which Little Mr. pounced on with gusto.

He might have been six years old at the time but he’s not one to ever pass up an opportunity to get mucky with a digger.

Whilst Little Mr. built castles and trenches  in the sand, we took turns are checking out the inside of the place and choosing breakfast.

The café is situated on the side of a park, the two are separated by a small stream but there’s a connecting bridge for easy access to the park and playground further over in the distance, a fact the didn’t escape the notice of our children later after breakfast, so yes plan on sitting a while longer than you first intended. (Not that that’s any chore at all).

I like the rustic solid tables, the shade is welcome and it’s a very relaxing spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast over. Let’s take a look around…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

3 Comments »

  1. I would like to eat one of those good-lucking sandwiches at the Fat Pigeon. (No pigeon meat, please!) I will also play in the sandbox with Little Mr.

    Comment by Kathy — July 29, 2012 @ 5:33 pm | Reply

    • LOL be VERY aware that Little Mr is VERY much the construction engineer “boss” when “on site” in the sand pit! You would have to be happy to take instructions on how much to dig, when and where LOL 🙂

      …and yes, I’m with you, no pigeon meat please (although an english friend toldme once that pigeon pie is rather good)

      Comment by kiwidutch — July 30, 2012 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

  2. What a great name!

    Comment by Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife — July 31, 2012 @ 10:32 am | Reply


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