Story: Street life

Café culture

Café culture

This strip of street cafés is along Jervois Road, Auckland, in 2006. The street café became a symbol of the revival of city street life. In the early 1990s city councils bowed to pressure from café owners and allowed them to place tables and chairs on footpaths outside their premises. In winter many café owners use portable gas heaters to keep their outside customers warm.

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Rebuilding street life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20707/cafe-culture (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010