Theatre Cafe, Karangahape Road

I was confused about this long narrow cafe on K-road. Previously the apocalyptic looking Brazil cafe, I will always remember it as the Norman Ng fruit shop, however it was once also an entrance to the Mercury Theatre on Mercury Lane. Added to the older theatre in the 20's to provide access from K-rd, in a neo-greek art deco style! It is certainly striking with uplit vaulted ceilings coated with what looks like a distressed gold foil and a large lead-light window in the ceiling at one end. The lighting and guilded colouring I found impossible to capture. Go here for more history.