Over the past month, Metro magazine has been running a competition in which fellow Aucklanders can vote for their favourite barista. The shortlist was pre-selected and one of the finalists was Lilly from Cereal Killa, who we noticed in particular because Cereal Killa is five minutes from our house and we were yet to pay it a visit. When we did, Lilly’s coffee didn’t disappoint. The food was also pretty good. The cafe was packed and we struggled to get a seat – always a good sign on a Sunday morning.