Best Brunch in Auckland

Top 13 Spots for the Best Brunch in Auckland

Brunch is not just about great food and coffee but a great experience too. For that, we’ve compiled a list of the top spots for the best brunch in Auckland for you!

Chicken salad sandwich, blueberry griddle cakes, flavorsome scones, and pane fritto with folded eggs and sausage… These are just some of the dishes you can find in our featured restaurants below.

But before we present to you our list, we’ll talk about the price range of having brunch in Auckland. This will give you an idea of how much you have to spend on one.

The Price Range of Having Brunch in Auckland

Dining out in Auckland is more often than not expensive. This is reasonable since you get delicious and well-presented food made from seasonal ingredients.

According to Budget Your Trip, the average cost of a meal in New Zealand is $17. They add that breakfast prices are typically lower than those of lunch or dinner.

Therefore, it’s safe to say that brunch lies in the middle-price range. Below is a table showing the price range and cuisine types of the top brunch restaurants in Auckland.

RestaurantCuisinePrice Range
Federal DelicatessenJewish/American$3.50 – $150
Dear Jervois CafeNew Zealand$4 – $24
Odettes EateryMediterranean$4 – $200
OrtolanaEuropean$4.50 – $350
Le ChefFrench$5.50 – $40
Fondou CafeEuropean$7.90 – $16.90
Hemingway’sEuropean$8 – $38
Mudbrick Vineyard and RestaurantEuropean$8 – $950
Goode BrothersItalian$11 – $23
Winona ForeverNew Zealand$11 – $70
Rosebank Coffee & KitchenNew Zealand$4 – $65
Hippo Café and PlaygroundEuropean$32 – $520

Note that these prices are based on individual meal and drink items on the particular restaurant’s menu.

Since you normally won’t just order a single meal but also add drinks, sides, and desserts, the restaurant costs can add up in your bill, so you’ll have to consider this.

Anyway, you’d want to go to a brunch restaurant where you’ll enjoy their offerings, hospitality, ambiance, and get value for your money.

The Best Brunch Spots in Auckland

Now that you know the prices of the top brunch spots in Auckland, let’s proceed to our list!

1)   Federal Delicatessen

Federal Delicatessen's Brunch
Image from Federal Delicatessen’s Facebook
BEST FORJewish-American deli dishes
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
ADDRESS86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS09 363 7186 [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSBrunch  
Saturday and Sunday: 8.00 AM – 3.30 PM  

Breakfast  
Monday – Friday: 8.00 AM – 11.30 AM  

Lunch and Dinner  
Monday – Friday: 12.00 PM – 10.00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 4.00 PM – 10.00 PM
PRICES$3.50 – $150 Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

The owner, Al Brown, brings the NYC Jewish deli experience to Auckland people. The joint sells fine-quality meats, sandwiches, salads, and pies—and offers brunch, too.

They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 AM to 3.30 PM. In their menu, you can find a great variety of fun and delicious dishes from sandwiches to desserts.

You can go for the Street Dog, a New York-style hot dog with Old Yella mayo and cart relish. For a taste of the sea, you can order The Best Ugly Sandwich which comes with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and dill.

Then you can get bottomless coffee, tea, or fruit juice to pair your meal with. Alternatively, you can get yourself a Cracker Jack or Upper East Style cocktail.

The Fed is located at 86 Federal Street in Auckland. As no bookings are taken, you can come by whenever you want.

One of the best brunch spots in Auckland, The Fed offers fantastic food and service, according to many customers.

Here’s the review of one customer named Juliet:

“We had a lovely experience at Federal Delicatessen!

We popped in at 730am to see if they had scones ready (before our morning hike) and saw that there weren’t any in the cabinet so we walked out. BUT, the lovely manager, Jayesh, ran after us to see if we were after anything in particular. He recognized us from the day prior when we did the same thing, but he assured us that their scones were always ready by 7 am every morning. We were very pleased to hear this.

The date scones were delicious and the coffee was great! Jayesh was so lovely and his service was impeccable.

We plan to go there for another breakfast tomorrow before we leave to Auckland.

Thanks, Jayesh and Federal Delicatessan!”

What’s more, Paul said of the deli:

“Went for a quick meal and the customer service was outstanding. Had the pastrami plate and it was excellent. My only complaint and this is general to all places in NZ is the price of wine. We paid $70 per bottle that I would pay under $20 for. This makes it extremely expensive taking the bill to over $200.

However doesnt detract from the superb service and food.”

2)   Odettes Eatery

Odettes Eatery's Brunch
Image from Tripadvisor
BEST FORMediterranean-inspired cuisine
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
ADDRESS90 Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 9 309 0304 [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSBrunch  
Weekends and Public Holidays: 8.00 AM – 3.00 PM  

Restaurant Hours  
Monday – Wednesday: 7.00 AM – 3.00 PM
Thursday – Friday: 7.00 AM – 10.00 PM
Saturday: 8.00 AM – 10.00 PM
Sunday: 8.00 AM – 3.00 PM
Public Holidays: 8.00 AM – 3.00 PM
PRICES$4 – $200 Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

Odettes Eatery is a restaurant modelled after a conservatory. It is an urban oasis with lots of greenery and fresh air outside.

Inside, the restaurant has a cosy and elegant vibe with cushions, wooden tables, and artworks. It feels spacious and relaxing and is the perfect place to be on a Sunday.

Their focus is on bringing you a local and seasonal menu with gluten-free choices. As such, you will always find something new to indulge in for your brunch.

The food is Mediterranean-inspired with delectable options like Cauliflower and Lentil Salad, Herbed Scramble, Maple Roasted Carrots, and Portobello Mushroom Steak.

They also have a wide selection of drinks for you to choose from including homemade and organic tea, strong cocktails, fresh juices, and smoothies.

3)   Ortolana

Ortolana's Brunch
Image from Ortolana
BEST FORGentle and warm ambience
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
ADDRESS33 Tyler St, Britomart, Auckland, 1010
CONTACT DETAILS09 368 9487 [email protected] 
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 7.00 AM – 4.00 PM
Tuesday – Saturday: 7.00 AM – 10.00 PM
Sunday: 7.00 AM – 4.00 PM
PRICES$4.50 – $350 Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

Ortolana prides itself on using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients for their European fare, which tastes very fresh and flavorsome.

Furthermore, the place has a warm, gentle vibe that makes you forget about your problems. It’s up to you whether you’d like to dine in the restaurant or outside.

For your meal, why not start with croissants and scones? After that, you should try out their Tagliatelle Verde that comes with parmesan, ricotta, pancetta, and green bean.

After that, you can order the Chicken Cotoletta (pictured above) with kale, walnut underneath a base of goddess dressing. This goes well with some coffee, too.

Ortolana accepts cash and credit card payments. You can reserve yourself a table before coming for your brunch.

Ortolana received excellent reviews from customers who had an amazing breakfast or brunch experience, thanks to the splendid food and their friendly and polite staff.

Here’s a nice review from one customer:

“I have cone here on many occasions, never disappoints. The service is friendly and effective, the food is simple but flavoursome if you are in town give it a go!!”

Also, check out this feedback from another guest:

“We were so impressed with our first breakfast here we returned the next day! The multifarious menu is loaded with amazing options. The mussel fritter was my favorite, but we also enjoyed he folded eggs with pork sausage and the pane fritto. Great coffee and greta service are hallmarks. Dining al fresco is also a nice option!”

4)   Winona Forever

Winona Forever's Brunch
Image from Winona Forever’s Facebook
BEST FOREnvironmentally-friendly cafe
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Takeout
ADDRESS100 Parnell Rd, Auckland, New Zealand 1052
CONTACT DETAILS+64 9-974 2796 [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 7.00 AM – 4.00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8.00 AM – 4.00 PM
PRICES$11 – $70 Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

Winona Forever is a Parnell cafe offering Kiwi-favourite meals and beverages. It has vegan, vegetarian, keto, and gluten-free options to suit your special dietary needs.

For a fresh, energetic start to your afternoon, you should sample their Sumo Sandwich (pictured above), Salmon Benedict with poached eggs, or Big Breakfast Plate.

For a nutritious meal, you can try the Vegan Bowl or The Eton Rifle which consists of cinnamon brioche toast, poached pear, acai cream, fruits, and organic maple syrup.

Winona Forever is a 6-star eco-friendly cafe. Its team practices sustainability to reduce the carbon footprint on the planet.

Also, they have great music and an atmosphere where you can hang out with your friends who woke up late to catch some breakfast.

Despite the complaints about their service, the reviews have mostly been positive, especially about their cabinet food, presentation, and ambiance.

Sebastian said this of the brunch eatery:

“Must try cafe in Auckland.  Cozy vibes and food is so delicious and smells divine. Great coffee and cabinet food is so good to look at and enjoy.

Must try !!!”

Furthermore, Ruby shared her experience at Winona Forever:

“I have been following Winona Forever on Instagram for the last 3 years while I’ve been in London and was so stoked to finally try their food. Not only is it incredibly Instagrammable but it’s bloody delicious! Pork belly for breakfast! I didn’t even know that was allowed! ? Will definitely be coming back here WAY too often ?”

5)   Dear Jervois Cafe

Dear Jervois Cafe's Brunch
Image from Dear Jervois Cafe
BEST FORValue for money
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Functions
ADDRESS234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS09 376 7278 [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 7.00 AM – 4.00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 8.00 AM – 4.00 PM
PRICES$4 – $24 Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

At Dear Jervois Cafe, you can get a scrumptious brunch without emptying the contents of your wallet. Their offerings are very affordable, ranging from $4 to $24.

Every day, they procure fresh and local produce for high-quality food and taste. Their food incorporates elements of both NZ and beyond that caters to all diets.

You have to have their Eggs Bene or Mushrooms and Potato Rosti Stack which satisfy! They have healthy Acai Bowl, Zucchini Fritter, and Vegan Taco as well.

Plus, they have a great range of fair-trade coffee. This benefits the coffee planters and their communities, as they receive fair remuneration for their coffee.

6)   Ground Coffee

Image from Ground Coffee
BEST FORSpecialty Coffee
SERVICESOffice/Home Consultation, Vouchers, Coffee Products, Catering/Event Hire
ADDRESS205 Queen Street, Auckland CBD,
1010, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
022 497 7455
OPERATING HOURS24/7
PRICESPlease view their menu prices here

See It Here

Ground Coffee is a coffee shop that aims to provide their customers with specialty coffee. They also have coffee beans and coffee cups for sale.

Their staff is dedicated to providing the best customer service to everyone that steps foot in the cafe. Quality is guaranteed if you decide to try what they have to offer.

Their seasonal house blend is also worth checking out. They’re located in the heart of Auckland CBD, which makes them the perfect place for a quick coffee break.

7)   The Grounds NZ

Image from The Grounds NZ
BEST FORModern Family Eatery
SERVICESBreakfast Menu, All Day Menu, Kids Menu, Antipasto Menu
ADDRESS8/14 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson, Auckland
CONTACT DETAILS09 393 8448
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSWednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
PRICESPlease view their menu prices here

See It Here

The Grounds is a cafe that offers delicious food and quality wine to their diners. They have various menus available, such as their all-day menu, breakfast menu, seasonal menus, and more.

Their meals are prepared by seasoned chefs using the freshest ingredients. Their dishes are guaranteed to taste as good as they look.

They’re well-known as one of Auckland’s best destination restaurants, and for good reason — they’re located near the beautiful and vibrant Waitakeres. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind place to dine in.

BEST FORCreative brunch cuisine
SERVICES

Brunch, Savoury and Sweet treats

ADDRESS12 Wynyard St
Devonport, Auckland
CONTACT DETAILS09 445 0243
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSDaily 7am – 3pm
Weekend 8am – 3pm
PRICESView Full Menu Here

Customer Reviews

Lily Eatery has been praised for its friendly and professional staff and delicious menu. Here are some comments left by previous customers:

Had the best salad there yesterday!
Amazing flavours and super fresh! Will be making the trip over the bridge to go back for sure!”

Had breakfast here this morning, out of this world!
I had the corn fritters which was an absolute banger and the waitress was great too. All round winner, next level food and awesome service. This is the new hot spot in Devonport.”

10)   Biskit Cafe

Image from Ortolana
BEST FORWestern and Japanese Cuisine Fusion
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Takeout
Delivery
ADDRESS215 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1052, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
09 309 1919
OPERATING HOURS7:00 am – 4:00 pm*
PRICES$13.50 – $22.50
Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

From scones to breakfast omelets, Biskit Cafe has got you covered. This cafe has a lot to offer your hungry stomach especially if you’re looking for a fusion of Western and Japanese cuisine. 

Food junkies will surely enjoy this cafe if they delight in an all-day Instagram-worthy breakfast with a variety to choose from. Aside from tea and coffee, some of Biskit Cafe’s menu includes a Good morning Burrito, Hunter’s Brekkie, and Eggs Benedict.

The good ambiance of the cafe is also noteworthy with good lighting and a cozy atmosphere. The cafe can only accommodate an average number of people but it will not stop you from having a good time and just hanging out. 

As a plus, Biskit Cafe has a good location across the church of St. John the Baptist in Parnell. It also offers an affordable menu that ranges from $13.50 to $22.50. 

According to their Facebook page, Biskit Cafe is open from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, however, it differs during holidays or other events. Nonetheless, its page is regularly updated to inform its customers about its opening.

Pros

  • Aesthetic food plating
  • Affordable menu 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good ambiance
  • Friendly staff
  • Good location

Cons

  • No standard office hours are indicated; Office hours change depending on the occasion.

Biskit Cafe received 4.5 out of 5 stars as a review on its Facebook page. Some of the reviews include:

This place is awesome. We always go there when in Auckland. Went there everyday last week and it was top notch. Lovely food, great service. Awesome vibe and ambiance, keep up the great work and see you soon!

Here is another review from a satisfied customer:

We had a delicious lunch with fresh divine food! The staff were so friendly and relaxed. They were really attentive and it has a really nice atmosphere. Thanks we’ll be back! 👍😊

11)   Hello Stranger

Hello Stranger
BEST FORA range of breakfast and lunch dishes
SERVICES27a Smales Road, East Tāmaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand
ADDRESS215 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1052, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS(09) 271-0302
OPERATING HOURSMonday-Friday: 7AM to 3PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8AM to 3PM
PRICES$12 – $29
Please view their menu prices here

See It Here

If you’re looking for a warm and cozy restaurant to eat brunch with your friends and family at, don’t be a stranger as we can definitely recommend Hello Stranger for your next meal out.

We’ve decided to place them on this list because aside from their dishes tasting absolutely amazing, their servings are pretty generous.

If you order a plate for yourself, we can confidently say that you can probably share a few bites with your tablemates if they wish it.

Their menu is also pretty impressive, with green eggs being the most affordable option at $12 and steak frites being the most premium one at $29. Despite the large difference, their prices are actually pretty reasonable taking that they offer up some large servings on top of maintaining superb customer service and a warm interior.

Overall, we can recommend this for friends who are planning to catch up and take some photos in the process.

One should note, however, that dine-in, pick-up, and take-out are available, but delivery is currently not.

Pros

  • Aesthetic food plating and interior design
  • Excellent customer service
  • Catering is available

Cons

  • Delivery is currently unavailable

12) Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen

BEST FORInnovative menu
SERVICESBrunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Private Dining
Meetings
Catering Services
ADDRESSUnit 1/2 Jomac Place Avondale, New Zealand 1026
CONTACT DETAILS098286110
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSOpen 7 days
Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Thursday/ Friday: 7 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 8 AM – 3 PM
*If in high demand, they open longer. If in low demand, they close earlier.
PRICES $4 – $65
Please view their menu prices here:
Day menu
Dinner menu

Good food and good company are two of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures.

This saying has been proven and tested by the new and returning customers of Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen.

Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen makes you feel home away from home as it welcomes everyone – from people of all ages and different walks of life.

It provides a light, relaxing ambiance that will make you feel that you are in the comforts of your own home.

They source out locally made products for their kitchen which they cook to perfection. They also make sure that if their guest/s request vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options, these dietary requirements or allergies are well taken care of without compromising the exquisite taste of the food that they serve.

A twist on your eggs benedict, French toast, donuts, and a good cup of coffee makes their customers keep on coming back for more.

As this restaurant was rated as 4.5 out of 5 on Facebook, a lot of food junkies want to try their food. That is why reservation is highly recommended. Aside from dining in, they also offer spaces that you can book for your private dining or meetings. They also provide top-notch catering services.

Pros

  • Aesthetic food plating and interior design
  • Innovative menu
  • Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free friendly
  • Warm-hearted staff
  • Space for private dining, meetings, and catering are available

Cons

  • Most of the time jampacked that is why reservation is highly recommended

Rosebank Coffee and Kitchen received 4.5 out of 5 stars as a review in its Facebook page. Some of the reviews include:

“Love Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen! Food is incredible and the service is amazing. Highly recommend. Large portions . Great food. Fine dining” – Victoria McAllister

“Ordered food for catering for my child’s birthday. They did a fantastic job and here’s the reasons why I gave them 5 stars. They worked to make things that could be eaten by both children and adults so the food was lighter in seasoning and had less sugar.

They also cut the portions smaller so it was easier for children to eat. They made the food fresh so the chicken tenders and potatoes were still hot and the muffins were warm. The muffins were a surprise hit as a warm berry muffin was amazing to eat.

Little additional details like making sure that they kept the box open to keep steam from making food soggy and making sure I carried the box on the bottom to prevent the food boxes collapsing shows attention to detail and pride in their work.

I love people who show care and pride in their craft and service these guys are great examples of that. I will definitely be back to eat at their cafe!” – Joel Tham

13)   Hippo Café and Playground

Ortolana's Brunch
Image from Ortolana
BEST FORChildren-friendly experience
SERVICESMeals
Playground
Pastries
ADDRESS51 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, Auckland, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS09-2651288
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Sunday: 8AM – 4PM
PRICEShttps://www.hippoworld.co.nz/menu

See It Here

Hippo Café and Playground is a place that offers both relaxation and fun in which their facilities are both catering to adults and children. They sport a comfortable and casual environment that can accommodate business meetings and family days.

From the indoor playground to the professional café, the interior and facility design highly complement each other in terms of functionality and convenience for the customers that they cater to.

It is highly recommended for parents since they can easily have a relaxing time at the café whilst being able to check on their children at a flat-design playground.

An annual pass can also be availed of which can be a bit pricey since the services only include playground entries for children aged 3- 14.

Nonetheless, the food does not disappoint since all meals and pastries are made by professional chefs.

Pros

  • Flat playground design
  • Professional chefs employed
  • Wide collection of meal choices and packages

Cons

  • Some website pages cannot be loaded
  • Temporarily closed

And there you have it for the top brunch spots in Auckland. You’ll certainly enjoy dining at these places with amazing food and coffee and then some!

Have you got any questions for us? If you have one, kindly drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Don’t have the budget to enjoy brunch? If so, you might also want to see our list of the best cheap eats places in Auckland.