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Stark’s Café and Bar

Welcome back to Stark’s

Stark’s Café and Bar has a new team, a fresh look and the doors are open to offer daytime and showtime treats.

Daytime

Stark's is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am and Saturday from 4.00pm. Drop by in the morning for Caffe L’Affare
coffee and breakfast bite. 
 
Make your business meeting a little more interesting with a cup of tea from a vintage cup and saucer and a sweet treat.
Enjoy the lunchtime cabinet selections from filled baguettes, croissants and bagels to the lunch dish of the day.
 
Showtime

Stark’s is a place to meet - after work, before a show or when you’re winding down your night. 
 
There are some special cocktails on the menu and the team are working hard to make Stark’s a great place to visit.

Stark's will remain open late and during weekends if there is a show at The Civic
 
Stark’s Café and Bar
The Civic
Corner Queen and Wellesley Streets
Auckland CBD

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Behind the name
 
Stark’s Café and Bar is named after Freda Beatrice Stark. During World War II, she worked for the Colonial Ammunition Factory by day and danced at the cabaret and nightclub at The Civic’s Wintergarden by night.

There are many scandalous stories about Freda - the most often told is about one of her dancing costumes comprised of a g-string, a feathered headdress and gold body paint. No wonder she was nicknamed the Fever of the Fleet by the American troops.