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February 1, 2016

The Library Cafe

Filed under: Buildings,Onehunga,Theme Day — paul @ 7:01 am
A Game of Chess and a Muffin

A Game of Chess and a Muffin

The City Daily Photo theme for February is “Cafe”. Click here for more images from around the globe.

The Library Cafe” in Onehunga used to be a “Carnegie Free Library”; the building operated as library from 1912 to 1970. Presently, the stately building operates as child friendly and down to earth cafe. There is a sizeable dining room and a more intimate “Reading Room”, all with fine wood paneling. Enjoyable atmosphere and good coffee.

More detailed information at the Timespanner blog.

Reading Room

Reading Room

The Library Cafe

The Library Cafe

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie


  1. What a beautiful, beautiful building and café!
    Love the game of chess and reading room scenes, a truly special feeling about this place!
    Thank you for sharing a piece of café culture in your part of the world,

    Comment by Merisi in Vienna — February 1, 2016 @ 7:50 am

  2. Carnegie’s libraries were all over. Beautiful!

    Comment by William Kendall — February 1, 2016 @ 8:51 am

  3. This is so nice! I especially love the picture of the pair having a bite to eat over chess.

    Comment by Dina — February 1, 2016 @ 9:26 am

  4. Beautiful

    Comment by Jim — February 1, 2016 @ 11:06 am

  5. What an excellent coffee house!

    Comment by Jack — February 1, 2016 @ 11:25 am

  6. What a perfect place to relax.

    Comment by Sharon — February 1, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

  7. The classic architecture is so formal yet how wonderful it is that it is kid friendly as shown by the casual and comfortable posture of the young child.

    Comment by Kate — February 1, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

  8. What a great place! Great set of photos.

    Comment by nathalie.avignon — February 1, 2016 @ 8:42 pm

  9. So nice to see old and young enjoying library facilities together.

    Comment by Grace — February 2, 2016 @ 2:39 am

  10. looks a nice place for a cuppa

    Comment by gerald — February 2, 2016 @ 5:47 am

  11. What an elaborate building and love the concept behind it.

    Comment by Lauren Kennedy — February 3, 2016 @ 5:32 am

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