Me and my fiancée, Sarah Reid, got the opportunity at the Sports Park from our old physio who used to work with the Central Stags. So we wanted to deliver healthy delicious food and just good coffee with our motto, "Power to perform". So that was our point of difference.
My birthday is on October 13, so it has always been special to me. From there to here, it sort of came together.
I've always loved coffee and understanding how coffee beans are formed and how best to use them for different blends of coffee. I've got the opportunity now and I've always wanted to run a café and we've been going for two years. It has become a part of our lives now and it has been awesome to see it grow day by day.
Probably, the avo feta smash - avocado with poached eggs - but the most common dish in Hawke's Bay is Eggs Benedict; people love that in New Zealand.
I get to see them every day because there are gyms there and we train there. No real celebrations there, but it was good when we had the TV going when New Zealand won the World Test Championship over in England, which was pretty special. We had a good crowd in the café having breakfast, so it was pretty cool to see.
I play till about March for the Central Stags and over the last few years I've been part of the New Zealand winter squad… so we've trained throughout.
I only drink long blacks, so no special ingredient to it - just hot water and a double shot of coffee.
Sants is probably the biggest in talking about coffee and understanding it. He loves it, but everyone in the New Zealand team and even at Central Stags loves going out for coffee. Most guys are into it, but maybe not crazy enough to start a café while still playing cricket (laughs).
As I said, the Central Districts boys are in every day. I can't pick who is the best customer, but Doug Bracewell hangs around quite a lot and he's a pretty good customer.
I can tell you the worst cooks - Scott Kuggeleijn and Doug Bracewell. They're easily among the worst cooks who burn food. For the best cook, I'm not sure, because I'll be biased towards some people.
I'm lucky enough in the winter to eat at the café most days, so my go-to meal most days is the avo feta smash with salami and a couple of poached eggs. I get to enjoy that, but I'm missing it at the moment [on tour].
I packed three kilos of coffee beans with me and I've got a coffee maker and a grinder to make my coffee every day. I have about three, four coffees a day.
Not really. We're confined to our hotel rooms. We can make a few decisions [on food], but I did request to get some mangoes, bananas and tropical fruits.
I usually have hot-potato chips, but sometimes when we do win and do well, Ross Taylor buys KFCs. So, looking forward to some wins at home when he's around because he'll buy all of us some KFCs.
I just have lots of coffee (laughs) and a protein shake.
It's a place called Black Betty BBQ, an American barbeque-style burger place. It's a pop-up for slow-cooked meat and it's actually quite a good one for a cheat meal because it's all locally sourced foods.
Probably Wellington. It has all sorts and different types of food, and again, it has a very good coffee culture.
I feel like you can get away with quite a lot on a big bowling day. But anything that's healthy-ish [is okay]. We do have quite a bit of healthy-ish burger places in New Zealand where there is not much deep-fried food.
Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo