Goodside at Smales Farm a big hit!

Smales Farm’s Goodside hospitality precinct has quickly become a favourite with the local community and as a destination for those from the wider North Shore and Auckland areas. They have celebrated their one year birthday – a lot has happened in Goodside’s first year!

The associated infographic tells a story – more than 255,000 coffees have been sold, 423,500 compostable items have been handed out (that’s 423,000 items not hanging around in landfills), not to mention 1,800 giant Jenga games played, plus over 2,600 dogs supping from their complimentary water bowls.

The relaxed and leafy dining destination has settled in to Smales Farm well, serving the work-force of the area as well as being open to the public seven days a week.

Smales Farm CEO, Paul Gunn, says the growth of Goodside has been exciting to watch.  “It’s attracting visitors from all over Auckland as word’s getting out. Goodside is proving itself as an extremely popular destination, providing food lovers with an exceptional collection of the city’s best food and beverage artisans, along with new pop up offerings every month.”

“The development of Smales Farm as a precinct has really taken off too, and no doubt the success of February’s Sunsetter Festival hosting over 4500 visitors is a tribute to that, as well as the Smales Farm Market now being a permanent feature.”

Goodside businesses owners say they are thriving within the revolutionised precinct. 

“Our Goodside store has delivered the busiest first year of all our three stores over our six year history,” says Greg Cornes from Goodness Gracious.  “It’s also the first of our stores not to be an independent site and it’s been a pleasure being a part of a progressive and forward thinking development. We know the North Shore has welcomed us with open arms – and mouths - having served more than 100,000 coffees in our first year!”

Neighbouring business owner Ange Redfern from Ripe Deli also couldn’t be more delighted with their new Goodside store. “It’s been wonderful working alongside the motivated team at Smales Farm and all the creative hospitality operators involved. We were nervous opening our third store, but with the support and encouragement of all our customers and the fabulously hard working team at Ripe, it’s made it an exciting and rewarding ride.”

Goodside’s eight eateries are: &Sushi Japanese cuisine; Fantail & Turtle craft beers and sharing menu; The Grange Fine dining and bar; Shake Out new concept burgers, sides, shakes and sundaes; Soho Thai with a modern twist; Ripe Deli catering and quick bites; Goodness Gracious bagels New York would be proud of; Pop up a constanting changing offering.

Complementing Goodside’s great flavours from its eight different eateries, bars and restaurants, is the live music and DJ’s every weekend, plus the growing variety of events on offer. Goodside visitors really are spoilt for choice. Goodside has it all. There is free Wi-Fi, al fresco dining, excellent transport links, open green spaces and award-winning buildings.

Goodside is located behind the B:HIVE at Smales Farm, 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna. Visit: