About Us

Gateway is a charming and warm space where you can indulge in tea (there are lots of teas to choose from), romance books, sweet treats, savoury snacks and velvety Atomic coffee (we make good coffee too)!

Gateway is a family affair which has its roots in the Mission Bay tea shop which had been in operation since 1995. The mix of tea and books started ten years later because of the unquenched thirst for a good romance novel. The current owner Frances struggled to find decent romantic books in Auckland after living abroad.

For a unique tea experience, visit Chapter in Mt Eden, which is a book store, premium tea supplier and cafe all in one. Our favourite brew? Nepal Chai.


Chapter. 442 Mt Eden Rd, although principally a teashop, is the stand-out establishment in the coffee wasteland of Mt Eden village. It's also a bookshop specialising in romance fiction, so read Only a Duke Will Do with your Atomic Joe.


A charming bookshop-cum-teashop with good coffee as well.


Hot. Chapter cafe, Mt Eden. Coffee, tea, delectable poppyseed cakes - and romance novels and girly thrillers