The second season of this eight-part series sees award-winning chef, café owner, and food writer, Julie Le Clerc, continue her quest to uncover New Zealand’s best kept café secrets.

From small rural towns to the depths of suburbia Julie showcases the very best cafés in the most unlikely locations, meeting the characters behind the counters; learning the history behind their business and the secrets of their signature dishes.

Cafés are much more than just somewhere we eat, they’re at the heart of our communities. Julie gets stuck into a wide range of events, including Buddha’s Birthday celebrations; a junior Trans-Tasman rugby match; a Barrier Bloke competition; and a Fashion In The Field contest..

Once again, Julie creates tantalizing recipes of her own for each café. The quality of fresh New Zealand produce is unbeatable, and Julie produces dozens of memorable dishes using the best regional ingredients our country has to offer.

In this new series, Julie visits the HawkesBay, Christchurch, Napier, Matamata, Ruawai, Nelson, and GreatBarrierIsland, as well as Auckland.The Christchurch episode is second in the series, and rather than focus on one café, Julie visits three different businesses to see how they’re doing following the devastating earthquakes.