Rocky’s Kitchen – Mount Albert Auckland

A 'giving back', heartfelt project that we undertook alongside 653 generous donors. A transformation embodying a rustic, warm and inviting feel


The process

There is a beautiful story behind this renovation.

Rockys was broken in to. We stumbled across their cafe whilst walking together to find a coffee for a business catch up; only to see a smashed MESS and a very emotional Rocky and his wife Jeeva.

Due to particular circumstances this break in was a tipping point for this hard working couple. We instantly knew that we were in the right place at the right time and offered to help recoup what was lost and also to donate our services to give the cafe a complete makeover.

Rocky’s Cafe has now become ROCKYS KITCHEN!

We worked with their exisiting furniture to save costs but thanks to the many hands who joined alongside us, we created an inviting space offering a rustic and warm feel.  The most DELICIOUS Italian-inspired cuisine in these surrounds makes Rocky’s Kitchen is the new and improved place to go in Mount Albert.

This renovation was a dream not only for this wonderful family but for us too as we believe that giving back and acting from a place of love is fundamental to the magic of life.

A special and heartfelt THANK YOU to the following for coming together in love for a greater cause:

Steph Pope- Demou Designs

Visual Hardware

Polished Concrete 

Greene Security

Matt & Sandra Phillips

Tile Warehouse Henderson 

Resene Henderson

Vintage Hardware 


Red Rhino Electrical

Lighting Direct New Lynn

Emma & Anne Duncan Real Estate 

Kings Plantbarn

Stephen Entwisle – Rightangles Photography

Auckland Scaffolding

Triton Hearing

Laura Jane Surrich 

Southern Hospitality 

Modern Signs

Liquorland Mount Albert 

Pak ‘N’ Save Mount Albert 

Gilmores Mount Roskill

Robert Argyros 

Joe McPhee

Last but certainly not least; the 653 Generous Donors around NZ