Fig & Apple Bircher from Crave Cafe

Here at I AM Co. one of our favourite things to do is enjoy visiting the great cafes around the country. We’re so spoilt to have such an amazing range of cafes serving some hugely delicious, healthy food from a wide variety of cultures. Some of these cafes have been generous enough to share some of our favourites with you….

Crave Cafe is owned by a collective, a neighbourhood ‘whanaungatanga’. Some years ago, a few people got together and decided they wanted to make Morningside a better place to live. They asked the locals what the neighbourhood needed most and addressing social poverty was top of the list. So they chipped in and started Crave where all of their profit goes towards the community. One of the basic cravings of humanity is to connect with each other. The team at Crave think that outstanding coffee, superb food and engaging conversations in locally-crafted spaces are a brilliant way to show ‘manaakitanga’** to all.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 x green eating apple, peeled and diced
  • 120 ml coconut cream
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 250ml apple juice
  • 1/4 lemon squeezed for juice & zest
  • 20g dried goji berries
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g dried figs diced
  • 1/8 Tbsp cinnamon powder


Mix all ingredients and allow to soak overnight.

Connect with Crave:

6 Morningside Drive, Morningside, Auckland


If you have an absolute favourite dish from a NZ cafe we’d love to hear from you – we will try our utmost to feature it on the blog! Email us at [email protected]