With 15 restaurants, cafes and a successful roastery under his belt, Alex has mastered the art of hospitality and understands the importance of customer satisfaction. His passion for food, people and excellence in his craft emanate through everything he does. From humble beginnings in West Auckland's New Lynn, Alex has developed the Mozaik Caffe brand into a successful franchise. Casablanca Mediterrenean Eatery was next, and more recently Deco Eatery in Titirangi, Bodrum Kitchen, Lynnmall, Miss Istanbul in Ponsonby Central and Feriza's Kitchen in Wynyard Quarter.
Alex and Nigar
If hard work could be personified, it would take the form of Auckland’s hardest working restaurateur couple Alex and Nigar. The couple migrated from Turkey and settled in New Zealand with only one aim: to do something spectacular. Starting out their career as dishwashers, their drive was to bring a new concept of dining to Auckland, while staying true to their heritage and sharing a way of dining that brings together tradition and family.
Their efforts bought to New Lynn the opening of their first cafe in 2004, the first of the Mozaik caffe's that today includes five franchise outlets. Today, their vision has expanded to include 5 new dining concepts across Auckland: Casablanca Mediterenean Eatery (Silvia Park, Orewa and Northwest), Deco Eatery, Bodrum Kitchen (New Lynn and Mission Bay), Feriza's, Miss Istanbul and their flagship venue: Devon on the Wharf.