Auckland has many wonderful cafes that offer an insanely good breakfast with your favourite coffee drink. If you are in the city and looking for the best cafes in Auckland, we have listed them here for you.
With a selection of satisfying and savoury dishes in many cosy locations with the likes of plant decorations or being in the courtyard, which cafe should you start with?
Most of them offer vegan and vegetarian options sourced from local growers and farmers. That ensures your food is made with all the flavours and juiciness intact so it will be fresh, new, and wholesome to your taste buds.
With that, we are now ready to show you the best cafes in Auckland for a tasty and super-filling breakfast, brunch, or lunch in the morning. Here goes:
1) L’oeuf – Mt Albert
|BEST FOR||Asian Delicacies and Meals|
|MENU||Click the link below to see the menu|
|ADDRESS||4A Owairaka Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 620 0191|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday: 7:30pm – 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 3:30pm
If you like Asian delicacies and meals, L’oeuf should be your first choice. The cafe brings a cosy and cool environment that is just the right size, perfect for the summer months — with a cabinet fridge right on the slot on the counter.
The small cafe can be found in the Mt Albert area and has a lot of seats. Its menu has very catchy names and captures the ingredients, texture and taste.
Examples of dish names we loved are the Geisha, the Hunter, the Cambodian, Soldiers, and even the Architect (free-range poached eggs with a seeded toast or sourdough).
For energy ahead of the day, you should try out the Early Bird consisting of cacao and coconut muesli, chia seeds, walnuts flooded by almond milk with fresh fruit toppings.
And if you have a sweet tooth, grab some pear, chocolate, or cardamom cake. These are gluten- and dairy-free, and you could consider it guilt-free too.
- Authentic Asian cuisine
- Cosy and cool atmosphere
- Choices for every diet
Dean Ching Yee wrote a review on Google:
“Nice place with attentive staff. Noticed our order wasn’t coming out proactively during a busy period, and checked and updated us with it. Pork belly breakfast ramen was very tasty and a good portion. There’s outdoor seating for those that want to e joy the sun.”
2) Chuffed – Auckland CBD
|BEST FOR||Perfect Roasted Coffee|
|MENU||Browse their menu on their website|
|ADDRESS||43 High Street, Auckland CBD, 1010, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||09 367 6801|
Weekdays 7am – 4pm
Nestled in front of the daily rush and bustle of cars heading to work, Chuffed lets you get the perfectly roasted coffee, hot and rich in flavours on-the-go.
Or you can sit down in their cosy blue cafe with paintings of colourful birds (yes even a flamingo) and a birdcage as well as quaint plants that hang from the pipes. Best of all, it has a skylight to offer a view of the proud and beautiful trees amid the buildings.
Chuffed is run by head barista Scott McLean, who is driven to serve and bring out food that people will love. They have it all, from the freshest and seasonal ingredients to coffee that always has the taste and warmth you came for.
You have a simple set of menus for breakfast, lunch or brunch everyday. You should try out the chicken burger using free range chicken thigh, chipotle mayo, swiss cheese, and lettuce with a Korean touch of kimchi slaw.
Next is the Kiwi favourite of crumpets, eggs benedict, and avo on toast, as well as the mouth-watering sandwiches of Vegan, Cubano, Banh Mi, and others.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this relaxing cafe belongs to the list of the best cafes in Auckland.
- Serves delicious hot roasted coffee
- Large variety of meals
- Lovely and pleasant cafe
Michael Wendler said on Google Reviews:
“Lovely coffee spot on High Street with superb service and the most beautiful outside seating in the backyard. Perfect for catching a break from a shopping frenzy or the hordes of people on Queen Street. Flat Whites were excellent as was the music selection!!”
3) Takapuna Beach Cafe – Takapuna
|BEST FOR||Majestic Beach Scenery|
|MENU||See their menu with through the link below|
|ADDRESS||22 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ 0622|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(09) 484 0002|
Monday to Sunday: 6am – 6pm
The Store will be open Christmas Day 7 – 11am
It feels like you’re on a holiday when you visit the Takapuna Beach Cafe, another of your best cafes in Auckland.
With windows that run from the floors to the ceiling, you will enjoy the scenery at Takapuna beach over to the Hauraki Gulf while you have your lunch — which will be presented in an elegant and organised arrangement.
Their menu offers breakfast and lunch open even in the late hours. Omelette is a good start, gnocchi, crab croquettes (delicious!), and a hearty French toast.
For lunch and dinner, you have options of oysters, pasta, chicken cotoletta, and fresh-caught fish of the day.
This modernistic cafe has a store right beside it if you’d like to take away your sandwich or anything to eat.
We recommend the dainty homemade gelato with flavours of vanilla bean, chocolate sorbet, salted caramel, coconut, espresso, nelson berry, lemon curd yoghurt and more.
And they source their potatoes, mushroom, kale, citrus, and bacon locally, to preserve the taste and freshness of the food.
- Offers nice selection of breakfast and brunch
- Great, relaxing scenery
- Locally sourced
Sohaib Furqan Syed mentioned on Google Reviews:
“Amazing location for having your coffee while the sun goes down. A must try would be the “House Coffee” which can be customised to suit your caffeine needs. All ingredients at your perusal. Highly recommended.”
4) Onehunga Cafe
|BEST FOR||Scrumptious Food and Nice Music|
|MENU||Order online through the link below|
|ADDRESS||259, Onehunga Mall, Onehunga (1061), Auckland, New Zealand|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 7am – 3pm
Tuesday: 7am – 3pm
Wednesday: 7am – 3pm
Thursday: 7am – 3pm
Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday: 8am – 3pm
Superb music meets scrumptious food here at Onehunga cafe! They’re an award-winning cafe who has received the Gold medal, Best café in the Entertainment in Voucher Book Edition from 2016 to 2017. You can check out their small plates, good-for-sharing platters, and freshly brewed drinks here: http://www.onehungacafe.com/menu.
- Scrumptious food and excellent music
- Award-winning cafe
- Smaller plates and platters good for sharing
Guo Ling mentioned on Google Reviews:
“Suggested by friends to try out Onehunga Cafe. Lunch was great and it did not disappoint 😄 lovely space and lovely food presentation. Must try their chicken & waffles, Yum! Nice Coffee too. Right next to Onehunga Mall. Plenty of seats outside but next to the main road. We will be back.”
5) Cakes n Ladders
|BEST FOR||Board Game Cafe|
|MENU||Find It Here|
|ADDRESS||173 Symonds Street, Auckland 1011, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||021 216 5514|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 4pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Cakes n Ladders is Auckland’s premier board gaming café. They’re friendly to players of all levels, from hard-core gamers and families to couples on a date or groups of friends looking for a space to spend time together.
Aside from offering delicious food and drinks, their gaming library features a growing collection of card and board games including traditional family games, Eurogames, games featured on TableTop (a popular gaming web series), and more. The concept is inspired by famous overseas board game cafés such as Castle in Toronto and Draughts in London.
- Premier board gaming cafe
- Offers tasty selections of food and beverages
- Loads of board games to play here
One customer’s feedback is posted on their website:
“Love this place, 10/10. Awesome range of games, and the owners are the friendliest, kindest people you’ll ever meet.”
6) Major Sprout – Auckland CBD
|BEST FOR||Delectable Breakfast in a Cosy-Vibe Cafe|
|MENU||Download their menu here|
21 Graham Street, Auckland, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 307 7172|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 2pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 2pm
If you’re in Auckland CBD, you might as well stop by the stellarly reviewed Major Sprout cafe. It has food that’s very tasty, a wonderful place, and is cosy all the time regardless of the Auckland weather.
They serve breakfast and lunch from Mondays to Sundays so you can celebrate birthdays and special events with glee. Or read a book there, or surf the Net while enjoying your coffee (with swan latte art) or smoothie.
Their unwrapped souvlaki is a winner with garlic pita bread, braised lamb, dukkah scramble, mint tzatziki, and flavour-enhancing pickled onions and almond hummus and chips.
Another you can’t miss is the Crunchy Gentleman toastie, which has free range ham and provolone (a delicious smoked cheese), three cheese béchamel, romesco sauce, fried egg, and date and chilli chutney.
The place is spacious, complemented by planters and displays that make it a tranquil, pleasing, cheerful place to be, and so it gets a spot in our lineup of the best cafes in Auckland.
- Tasty food and cosy cafe
- Great variety of breakfast and lunch meals
- Uses free range and fresh ingredients
Margot Boyle wrote her thoughts on Facebook:
“Noisy venue but clearly very popular. Great offerings. Our group of four ordered from all over the menu. In addition, I chose a date scone which was toasted whole and proved deliciously crunchy.
Staff were attentive. Coffees were great.”
7) Dizengoff – Ponsonby
|BEST FOR||Double Shot Coffee|
|SERVICES||Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant, Coffee Shop|
256 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-360 0108
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 6:15am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30am – 4pm
Serving customers in the old-school approach, its charm has never faded. As long as the food is good, coffee is hot and you enjoy the experience, it suffices to make Dizzy officially one of your best cafes in Auckland.
Located in the Ponsonby strip, the cafe is relatively small, unlike others on this list. But it maintains that kinship vibe or that closeness and attention that make it a pleasant cafe to visit every now and then.
For salads, you have the special Dizengoff salad paired with French bread. Then you have omelette and mushroom on toast and order an freshly squeezed orange juice to go with it.
But you should at least try their half and half, which is sourdough alongside soft and delicious scrambled eggs and balsamic mushrooms with parsley paste. It’s amazing and we’re sure you’ll like it.
A lot of people are also loving the coffee made in this little cafe: they do it with double shot rather than the single of other coffee houses. And the taste, flavour, and hotness of it sets it apart from the pack.
- Serves hot and flavourful double shot coffee
- Old-school breakfast and brunch
- Small and pleasant cafe
One customer, Gloria Ranga’s comment on Facebook reads:
The Bliss Balls are just amazing !!!
Service was great !!!
Love 💕 it!!! Will be returning 😊”
8) Cereal Killa Cafe
|BEST FOR||Famous Killashakes|
|MENU||Check out their menu here|
|ADDRESS||360H Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1024|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 21 100 6651|
Cereal Killa serves a wide range of shakes, coffee, and burgers that are freshly made, locally produced with varied food choices.
Offering contemporary NZ cafe cuisine that celebrates local producers & suppliers, Cereal Killa specialises in New Zealand-famous Killashakes™, which are made in-house, together with all-day breakfast, lunch fresh salads, in-house baking and cater to a range of dietary requirements.
They also have a seasonal menu which has an extensive range of choice, perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes.
- Fresh and seasonal food
- Super delightful Killashakes
- Wide range of shakes, coffee and burgers
Rea HD said on Google Reviews:
“After months of following on Instagram I was able to visit this lovely cafe on a trip to Auckland. The shakes were as amazing as I imagined- absolutely delicious and fun to share (or enjoy on your own!) Had breakfast and also lunch over different days and everything we ate was beautifully presented and tasty. On top of that the staff and management are incredibly nice and welcoming. A place you should definitely visit!! Thanks guys, will be back.”
9) Raw Power Cafe
|BEST FOR||Guilt-Free Healthy Meals|
|MENU||See it here|
Floor 1, 10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 303 3624|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
With the motto, “Choose Raw Power, Choose Healthy. Choose to be brilliant,” you’d already gather that Raw Power Cafe is where you can eat without the guilt!
Raw Power Cafe has been specialising in Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine since 1996. Customers love their fresh live juice, smoothies, self-serviced salad bar, all-day breakfast and more for the health-conscious.
The cafe is open for both breakfast and lunch.
- Specialises in vegetarian and vegan cuisine
- Offers a wide selection of juices, smoothies and salads
- Ideal for the health-conscious individual
Hsu HsiangHui May wrote her feedback on Facebook:
“I’m not easily impressed, but this place is excellent. $4 medium coffee real nice, I had 2. Vegi drink my wife had, awesome. My omelette huge and so tasty. Wife’s Mushroom and hashbrowns same. Recomend for brunch and feel totally stuffed, will last out until dinner. Price was pretty dam good. And upstairs location with window seats is great for people watching and checking social media. No pressure here.”
10) MELBA at Vulcan Lane
|BEST FOR||Delicious Food and Friendly Service|
|MENU||Click here to see the menu|
|ADDRESS||33 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 303 3624|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday / 7am – 4:30pm
Saturday to Sunday / 8am – 4:30pm
Public Holidays: 8am – 4pm
Melba Vulcan provides fast and friendly service, delicious food and some of the city’s best coffee in the trendiest part of Auckland. In 1995, Café Melba opened in the iconic Vulcan Lane location, which eventually grew and ventured out into the wider Auckland area.
Melba Vulcan is a place beloved by both locals and tourists seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle fo the city.
- Tremendously good coffee and food
- Fast and friendly service
- Opened in 1995 in Vulcan Lane
Raphael Benoni expresses it clearly on Google Reviews:
“A great day and a delicious brekkie. Really enjoyed the pancakes as the Maple syrup and the caramelised banana was out of the world. Would definitely come back for more. Good service but there is a delay in getting the orders. Something to be mindful of due to it being very busy.”
11) Mondays Wholefoods
|BEST FOR||Wholesome Gourmet Food|
|MENU||See it here|
|ADDRESS||503 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 849 7693|
Mondays Wholefoods is located down Kingsland driveway, where you can find Bali inspired boutique space specialising in wholefoods, yoga & well-being. Focused creating an inner-city sanctuary, Monday Wholefoods’ CAFE & BAR is open 7 days, and serves simple and beautifully plated wholefoods in an Ivy covered courtyard.
Directly above the cafe, their Ivy STUDIO is the place to be for integrated health & well-being. You can also join in on a range of welcoming yoga, meditation and relaxation sessions as well as a variety of specialty pop-up clinics.
Life, well-being and career coaching is also offered by their resident coach, Julie Hazelhurst. Or, for a working space away from your day to day environment, book out the Ivy Studio to host your next team workshop or EVENT.
- Healthy and fresh wholefoods
- Relaxing and naturey cafe
- Open 7 days
Here’s what one customer 김희연 wrote on Google Reviews:
“This cafe is beautiful, unique and cozy. Especially for vegetarians, here would be perfect! there are many GF desserts and unique latte:). I tried Golden latte and it was nice. Carrot Muffin is less sweet and very nutty tasting which I love it.”
|BEST FOR||Sustainable Food and Beverages|
|MENU||View their menu here|
|ADDRESS||371, West Coast Road , Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||09 213 0559|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday, and Sunday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Inspired by the mountains and purity of gold, ORO is located around an eight-decade old native Rimu tree offering a calm, inviting & relaxed environment. ORO believes in happy food that feeds your soul; they partner with suppliers who share their vision in supporting and promoting a sustainable environment and support the local community.
Kokako Coffee and Karma Cola are some of their suppliers who we have partnered with to bring customers organically sustainable beverages.
Be it a corporate meeting, training or event, ORO’s friendly team can also work with you to create a bespoke menu for your special event. They cater to working breakfasts, morning or afternoon tea or working lunches.
- Sustainable variety of meals
- Calm and relaxing ambiance
- Creates personalised menu for special occasions
Vanessa Martell-Mead mentioned on Facebook:
“Had an amazing dinner tonight and would highly recommend Oro. Such a great place, fantastic service and local which is such a bonus. Burgers were fabulous and the cake was to die for
13) Little Dream Cafe & Restaurant
|BEST FOR||Extensive Coffee and Beverage Menu|
|MENU||You can see their menu at their website|
|ADDRESS||96 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||09 930 0080|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 07:30am – 4pm
Saturday to Sunday: 08:30am – 4pm
Little Dream Cafe is located at 96 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052. They offer an extensive coffees and beverages menu, as as well as separate food and alcohol menu. They also have kid-friendly options.
- Extensive coffee and beverage menu
- Also offer kid-friendly food choices
preetam choudhary, one diner, wrote on Google Reviews:
“Love the ambiance and food. Staff are friendly and courteous. Order muffins, chicken wrap and cronut. Place is easily accessible from the main road. Definitely one of my favourite place in Auckland.”
14) Whau Cafe
|BEST FOR||Maori-Inspired Menu|
|MENU||Find it here|
|ADDRESS||Puhi Huia Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 22 468 2051|
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8am – 3pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Love scenic views from greater heights? Then visit Whau Cafe!
Whau is a newly opened cafe located in Mt Eden’s mountainside. They are famous for their Maori-inspired menu, using Maori ingredients in their scrumptious meals.
Whau Cafe is open every day from 9am until 6pm.
- Serves delightful and seasonal Maori cuisine
- Wonderful scenery from high up
Matiu posted a feedback on Google Reviews:
“What a lovely place to visit. So nice to see the kiosk revamped and serving a great selection of fresh produce with a Maori slant. The food is excellent. I had the roasted vine tomatoes with feta. Yummy food. Will definitely be back soon.”
15) KIND Cafe
|BEST FOR||Vegan Cafe|
|MENU||Have a look at their menu here|
|ADDRESS||16 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(09) 869 8765|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm
KIND is a (mostly) vegan café, that specialises in healthy, delicious food options, serving an outstanding plant-based menu that caters to many different dietary needs and choices.
KIND also shares a vision to have a positive impact on the wider community and environmental goals. It is a social enterprise established and run by the collective behind Crave, who are motivated and passionate about Morningside being greener, healthier and kinder to the environment.
- Healthy, scrumptious vegan dishes
- Emphasises and practises sustainability
Joshua John writes a review on Google:
“Fresh food. Great menu with epic food options. Food is presented beautifully. Stunning design. Excellent staff. Parking is tricky but is well worth the walk. Highly recommend.”
16) Black and Gold Coffee/Eatery
|BEST FOR||Sustainable Food and Specialty Coffee|
|MENU||Click this link to see the menu|
1/33 Triton Drive, Rosedale, Auckland, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9-479 4258|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 4pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 8am – 3:30pm
Black and Gold Coffee/Eatery has been a staple in Auckland cafe scenery since 2014. They’re known for serving sustainable food with a creative Asian twist, specialty coffee like single origin espresso, batch brewed filter, cold brew & pour-over v60 filter. All coffee beans are roasted (distributed under the name “Society Coffee”) and baking are baked in-house, however they have moved the production to their sister store, A-Block, Browns Bay.
Ranked as Metro Magazine’s Top 50 Café of Auckland 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, Black and Gold Coffee/Eatery continues to invite new guests and loyal patrons with friendly customer service and lovely ambience.
- Serves fresh and tasty Asian food and specialty coffee
- Award-winning cafe
- Has a wonderful ambience and kind customer service
Sarah Rickards wrote a review on Facebook:
“Was very impressed. Yummy food, yummy coffee. The best thing though was we got caught short today without solids for our baby. So at my request they gave us a portion of mashed potato for him. So we were able to feed him. Didn’t charge me either. Great to visit a family/baby friendly cafe where you don’t get looked at strangely. Thanks guys!”
17) The Block Cafe
|BEST FOR||All-Day Menus|
|MENU||You can browse their menu on the link provided below|
570 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, NZ
|CONTACT DETAILS||(09) 627 0325|
Sunday to Wednesday: 6:30am – 4pm
Thursday – Saturday: 6:30am – 8pm
The Block Cafe offers day and night menus, as well as a separate menu for drinks. They’re located at 570 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. They’re open from Sunday to Tuesday: 7am – 5pm, and Wednesday to Saturday at 7am – 9:30pm.
- Offers an all-day menu for food and beverages
- Enjoyable and satisfying gourmet meals
Cecilia Lal shared on Google Reviews:
“Just a fabulous place. Menus are always changing. Staff are top notch. Service is impeccable. It’s a cafe/restaurant. Food is superb. Always changing they menu every so often. Keeps customers keep coming back.”
18) Timbuktu Nomadic Deli
|BEST FOR||Fresh and Healthy Comfort Food|
|MENU||Vegan, Delicatessen and Destination Location (international cuisines)|
7 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 372 2544|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday and Wednesday: 7:30am – 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 9am – 3pm
Timbuktu is a new model of delicatessan with a focus on fresh and healthy, with comfort foods that people love and crave occasionally. They offer global tasting experience in a fun and relaxed environment.
Their business is a takeaway outlet with a focus on cabinet food. They have a regular range of popular dishes that showcase a spectrum of global street food. In addition to this range, they have an ongoing “Destination Location” which changes from time to time, giving customers a chance to try new food experiences.
- Fresh, reinvigorating food
- Offer a spectrum of global street food
- Constantly changing menu
One customer, Ispinosi said on happycow.net:
“Spent a week on Waiheke Island and went out of our way to eat here numerous times. Vegan lasagna was awesome! Their daily salads were very well done – couldn’t get enough of their potato salad. Vegan mushroom arancini – so happy we tried them (twice). And their quinoa polenta bake was outstanding! And their desserts are to die for!!! Lovely place and very friendly staff.”
19) Fresh Pots
|BEST FOR||Espresso and Batch Brew|
|MENU||Seasonal espresso and batch brew coffee|
155 Queen St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||Not mentioned|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Fresh Pots has been providing seasonal selected espresso and batch brew. They also have been offering daily selected Pull Over to all the coffee lovers. Hot and cold options for their drinks are available. They also have yummy baked goods onsite!
- Offers excellently made coffee and scrumptious pastries
- Hot and cold options available
As posted on the website, Dave C describes his experience at Fresh Pots:
“Good coffee good price, best of all, no more long wait in a busy morning. Best coffee for a quick grab.”
20) D’Refinery Eatery
|BEST FOR||Kid and Pet-Friendly Cafe|
|MENU||Click here for the menu|
|ADDRESS||272 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand, 1052|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 21 0832 6588|
Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
D’REFINERY EATERY is a trustworthy, kid and pet-friendly cafe located in Auckland, New Zealand. It was started by a hospitality couple have experience in both kitchen and front of house. The pleasant accommodation and minimalistic decor are coupled with conglomerations of European cuisines with Asian delights make them one of the most celebrated cafes in Parnell, Auckland.
Aside from the usual beverages, you can have beer with your peers and family members. Their Beer and wine corner in Parnell, Auckland is ideally suited to enjoy your time of regalement. The outside sitting cafe allows you to bid your time of repose and merriment, too.
- Kid and pet-friendly cafe
- Offers European and Asian meal choices
- Pleasant and simple cafe aesthetics
Here’s Donna Carvalho’s comment on Facebook:
“Fantastic Position on Parnell Road, a definitely delicious cafe to go to. Staff very professional and friendly. The food excellent!! What more can I say.”
21) La Petite Fourchette
|BEST FOR||Authentic French Delicacies|
|MENU||Check out their menu here|
|ADDRESS||9 Britomart Place, Auckland, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||09 309 0961|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 2pm
French-Kiwi couple and owners Natalie and Romain Le Gal built La Petite Fourchette with one objective: to share their love and passion for French food and culture, in particular, the French savoir-faire or ‘know how’.
Inspired by the authentic French “Boulangerie-Pâtisserie’ that you find in any town in France, La Petite Fourchette brings a little touch of France right to the heart of Auckland City, providing a wide range of both savoury and sweet French delicacies all made with love and that added ‘je ne sais quoi’ which makes every bite a unique experience.
They bring local French favorites to Auckland from macarons, éclairs and tarts to quiches, croque-monsieurs and salads. They can also produce larger gâteaux or tarts, as well as canapés for that dinner party or special occasion.
- Experience true French culture and taste
- Offers a broad range for savoury and sweet French delicacies
- Handmade with passion and love
Heidi Walker, one of the customers shared her thoughts on Facebook about the food from La Petite Fourchette:
“wonderful place to stop for true french treats and good coffee in wynyard quarter, always fresh, baguettes and quiche-lorraine our weekly favourites, thanks team for looking after us a little slice of france in NZ.”
22) Up Cafe
|BEST FOR||Refreshing and Tension-Easing Drinks|
|MENU||Click the link below to see their menu|
The Sebel Quay West, Level 1, 8 Albert Street, Auckland CBD, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||(09) 973 5231|
Monday and Tuesday: 8am – 2pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 1pm
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS CLOSED
Up Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Sebel Quay West, Level 1, 8 Albert Street, Auckland CBD. This cosy cafe is owned by a Maori/Samoan couple: Lisa Hawkins and Aaron Paul.
Up Cafe is also a licensed bar with happy hours every day. Selected beer and house wine are available at $5 while cocktails can be enjoyed at $9. For guilt-free gastronomic experience, Up Cafe also offers a variety of healthy food options including gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Up Cafe is also open for catering and private functions available 7 days a week including public holidays.
- Owned and operated by Maori/Samoan couple
- Offer a range of healthy food, such as gluten-free and vegetarian meals
- Beers and cocktails are offered!
Pauline Gabriel Fruean commented on Facebook:
“This place has been our all time favorite for years now whenever visiting Auckland City . The service is top notch and the food is amazing . Great memories here.
They also accommodate and cater for birthdays and type of celebrations .
Can’t tell you enough how much I love this place . Highly recommended.”
23) Stolen Summer
|BEST FOR||Brewed Coffee and Baked Goods|
|MENU||Coffee, Scones, Muffins, Bars and Cookies|
18b High Street, Auckland CBD, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 22 545 2288|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 4pm|
Stolen is a humble little nook located in 18B High Street, Auckland CBD. Aside from serving freshly brewed coffee, they also make scone, muffin, bars, and cookies.
- Serves freshly brewed coffee
- Sweet and tasty muffins and scones
One customer, David R, raves: “First of all-Coffee is great. Great friendly owner, very fast and great muffins (they can make it yourself in store!) // what exactly is your local boutique coffee experience. Go over there!
24) Caffé Massimo
|BEST FOR||Service with a Soul|
|MENU||View their menu here|
|ADDRESS||3/1 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 486 5550|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 7:30am – 3pm|
Located in the heart of Takapuna, Caffé Massimo is the closest café to a favourite North Shore beach, the Takapuna shops and iconic Sunday market.
The Manager knows most of his customers by name and with his loyal, efficient staff, offers service with a soul.
As well as being big and airy, with comfy, cushioned high-backed bench seats, a large area of outdoor seating allows customers to maximize its beach side location.
Caffé Massimo also has a branch situated amongst the designer shops of re-developed Nuffield Street.
Floor to ceiling fold-back doors and additional pavement seating give a light airy feel to this European-style café. And for those chillier days, comfy chairs around the fire offer a cosy alternative. Whether you work locally or on a shopping spree, the fresh Caffé Massimo coffee, roasted on-site, is sure to lure you in for a welcome break.
- Wonderful European cafe
- Located close to the shops and market
- Loyal and efficient staff
One customer, Jasper Hamlet commented on Google Reviews: “Great place to eat and friendly staff. Always enjoy our Massimo Takapuna breakfasts.”
25) Revive Vegan Cafe
|BEST FOR||Nutritious Vegan Meals|
|MENU||Kindly click through the link below to see their menu|
|ADDRESS||24 Wyndham St, Auckland Central, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(09) 303 0420|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
If you’re looking for great meals minus the meat, chicken or fish, then Revive Vegan Cafe is the one for you! They offer mouth-watering healthy meals that would surely leave you feeling full yet energized.
Some of their menu items include salad boxes like Vietnamese Coleslaw w Peanuts, Mint & Lime Dressing, and Thai Satay Rice Noodles w Tofu, Peppers & Carrots, that starts at $9. Smoothies and Vegan Sweets are also available to cleanse your palate off of the savory food.
What sets them apart from a normal vegan food shop though, is that they have vegan alternatives for some of our favorites like mac ‘n cheese and curry! Although removed of some of what we’d like to think are essentials in the food (like milk or even eggs), they still make sure that the food tastes almost the same, if not better, but in a healthier way.
Aside from being vegan, most of the food are also gluten-free and wheat-free. Revive Vegan Cafe believes that you need not partake in dairy or meat to have the protein you need in everyday living. You can get all that your body needs and more from vegetables and fruits that they are willing to provide for you.
Check them out in 24 Wyndham St and 33 Lorne St, Auckland Central, and be well-acquainted with their beautiful shop and amazing food, all for a cheap price.
- Offers mouth-watering and healthy vegan meals
- Beautiful shop offering vegan mac n’ cheese, curry and others
- Affordable pricing
Janik Lamontagne, one customer wrote on Google Reviews:
“This place is fully vegan and their menu includes a wide choice of cold salads and a new choice of hot options every day. Service is also great! I highly recommend. Keep in mind they usually close at 4:00pm and are most likely closed on public holidays.”
26) Montrose Cafe. Bistro. Bar
|BEST FOR||Savoury Yet Affordable Meals|
|MENU||Check out their menu with the link indicated below|
|ADDRESS||1 Montrose Terrace, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand|
+64 9 478 9610
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Sunday: 8am – 10pm|
If you’re looking for breakfast on the go that would surely fill you up, Montrose Bistro offers quick fixes like hashbrowns and eggs, and a breakfast bap that’s filled with delicious ham and cheese, all below $10.
Their coffee is also to die for, fresh beans roasted daily and topped of with a beautiful froth and art that would surely brighten up your day. And if you’re not into caffeine, then not to worry as they also have fruit shakes and chocolate drinks that can be enjoyed by anyone no matter the age.
Montrose’s menu also consists of lunch/dinner food at such reasonable price. Their Fettuccine Bacon, Chicken & Mushrooms creamy sauce costs $23.80, Fish and Chips at $20.50, while the Paella that serves 2 is at $32.50. More cabn be checked out at their shop, or their online website.
After a savory meal, you could take them up for their desserts like Apple pie or Chocolate Fudge Brownie, both served with vanilla ice cream.
It cab be said that no matter the time you walk into Montrose Bistro, they’ll be able to provide you food that are mouth-watering and fulfilling at the same time. The combination of delicacies are endless, and you’d definitely want to try them out.
- Savoury and delicious breakfast meals
- Unrivalled pure and warming coffee
- Affordable prices
A certain customer, Madeline Maligro commented on Google Reviews:
“Great customer service, friendly staff. If you love mangoes, their mango smoothie is great! The food is good too. Would highly recommend and would definitely go back again.”
27) Orvieto Cafe
|BEST FOR||Delectable And Reasonably Priced Food|
|MENU||You can order online on their website|
|ADDRESS||935 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1042, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 630 5046|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Orvieto Cafe is the dream place to have good food and great environment. From their salads to their hash browns and crepes, everything is surely delectable and reasonable in price.
Aside from brunch food, they also offer these eye-catching monster beverages they call Freakshakes. It consists of a delicious base of milkshake or fruit shake, with ice cream, cotton candy, brownies, and even a macaron on top! Truly a satisfying drink that you’d like to post on your account because of how pretty they are.
Premium, roasted coffee is a perfect fix in the morning before you go to work or even during your break. They offer a variety of options from cold to hot, or even if you want it a little sweet or more bitter, their coffee really is another item the people go back for.
Free Wi-Fi is also available for their customers which attracts a lot of students in the area. So if you’re looking for a cafe to spend time studying, doing homework, or even just to hang out with friends, then this is the one for you!
- Amazing in taste and pricing!
- Offer a variety of options for your coffee fix and crafty milkshakes
- Great hangout place
Tracey Mclean, one customer mentioned on Google Reviews:
“Fabulous coffee and service. Best gluten free orange cake ever. Many thanks for the delivery to work, we really appreciate it.”
28) Shaky Isles Coffee Co.
|BEST FOR||Robust and Delectable Coffee|
|MENU||Click this link to see the menu|
22 Customs St East, Auckland, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 377 9310|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Wednesday: 7am – 4pm
Thursday to Friday: 7am – 6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Established in 2008, Shaky Isles Coffee Company was made by a couple who wanted to bring the coffee game in New Zealand, on another level. They wanted to create drinks that would embody how they see their country, fun, but really great in quality.
Offering robust coffee that are full of flavour, Shaky Isles makes sure only to get 100% Arabica beans from all over the world and roasting them with a technology that no other coffee shop has ever done in Auckland before.
They use only the air-roasting technology to make sure that every bean is roasted evenly and can be used to their fullest potential. They only want the best quality in taste for all of their customers and to provide consistency with every batch made.
Their coffee is available online, wholesale, and in their lovely shop in Auckland. Visit them some time and experience coffee like you’ve never had before!
- Offers delightful, flavoursome coffee
- State-of-the-art roasters
- Available to buy online and in-store
A customer, Heather Elizabeth H Roycroft shared on Facebook:
“I have visited the Britomart Shaky Isles several times. I do visit midweek and love the eclectic mix of furniture and the view of the street.
The coffee is good (every time I have been)
The food selection varied enough that I am able to make a different selection each time.
I like that they have Vegetarian options.
This is a very quiet and laid back cafe, often people are reading or catching up on their emails, so service is usually unobtrusive.
As a person with hearing difficulties I really appreciate the lack of background noise, reflective surfaces etc.”
29) Willow Cafe
|BEST FOR||Solo or Small Groups|
|MENU||You can find their selections on the website|
42 Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
|CONTACT DETAILS||09 414 6297|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7am to 3pm
Weekends: 8am to 3pm
Kitchen closes at 2pm
The Willow Cafe is the perfect choice for solos and small groups to enjoy themselves with great coffee and gourmet food in a nice garden atmosphere. Everything is made fresh and with the best ingredients that the market has to offer.
Don’t have the time for the sit-in experience? There’s no reason to fret, since the Willow Cafe has also taken this into account! Plenty of their menu items are available for Click & Collect, so you can still get a taste of the Willow Cafe’s tasty offerings without setting foot in their store.
- Presentable and delicious food
- Offers a Click & Collect option
- Uplifting cafe with a nice garden
Tina Botton, a customer shared on Facebook:
“I call in most days for a pre order lunch for my boss. Can highly recommend the butter chicken curry. He never seems to get tired of eating it. Tony and Gibb will always endeavour to keep you happy and coming back for more.”
30) Bestie Cafe
|BEST FOR||Extraordinary-Tasting Food and Beverages|
|MENU||See it through their website|
|ADDRESS||Shop 13, St Kevins Arcade, 183 Karangahape Road, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 218 9295|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 8am – 2pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 2pm
The Bestie Cafe is founded upon two factors: great drinks and equally impressive food. Their sizable menu boasts a wide array of options for their customers, starting with the breakfast menu which features the Bestie Cafe’s take on a few classics like French Toast or Corned Beef and Hash.
If you find yourself wandering into the cafe later on in the day, you’ll be happy to know that you can still try some of their scrumptious food items found in their lunch menu. There’s salad if you’re feeling a little green or fish if you want to reconnect with the sea.
And of course, you can’t forget about their thirst-quenching drinks! There’s plenty to choose from, beginning with the classic caffeinated items like coffee that come either hot and cold as well as fruit juices and kombucha!
- Savoury and delicious food and drinks
- Offers a wide array of options
One diner, Ben H said on Google Reviews:
“Excellent food, with ample vegetarian options. Great location for a coffee or a meal. Being located inside St Kevins arcade, the cafe also provides a visual feast of eclectic shops, shoppers and a brilliant view over Meyers Park and the cityscape. Friendly service, too. A top spot on K’ Rd for sure.”
31) L’Atelier du Fromage
|BEST FOR||French Foodies|
|MENU||Browse their offerings on their site|
|ADDRESS||5 McColl Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9 524 8524|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Saturday – 8am – 4pm|
L’Atelier du Fromage is the perfect place for French food lovers. The cafe also welcomes those who are adventurous enough to try out something new in Auckland.
The cafe offers an experience that will transport you to France itself. From fresh baguettes to artisan cheeses, morning coffee to a private dinner — all of which will truly provide an unforgettable experience.
If you’re looking for a tasty treat, their deli offers a large selection of French cheese and charcuterie, finally add wine on the side from their wine cellar for a perfect combination.
To finish off your day try their Plat Du Jour for $26.50, braised wild venison osso buco with carrot purée, duck fat roasted carrots & walnut poivrade sauce.
This French eatery, deli, and cheese shop is located in Newmarket. For those of you in Auckland Metro, try their At Home menu to enjoy a classic French meal at home.
- Perfect for French food lovers
- Offer a vast range of choices
- Provides you an unforgettable dinner experience
Here’s a comment from one customer, Jyotsna Bhadauria on Google Reviews:
“A must visit if you are fond of French food and wines. Ambience is cozy and sitting arrangements are all surrounded by wine bottles. Had a vegetarian sandwich, which was a bit dry but flavourful. A glass of rose went well with it. Their desserts are very popular too.”
32) Urban Soul
|BEST FOR||Breakfast and Brunch / Family Style Dining|
|ADDRESS||71 Hingaia road, Karaka Auckland, New Zealand 2580|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 9-216 7973 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday and Friday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
After a long day at work, it’s nice to have food with your friends in a nice, and warm place. With good ambiance, friendly staff, and amazing food, your day will surely end with a blast.
The Urban Soul, famous for its amazing food, ambiance and staff, has a good number of customers in their place almost most of the time. To accommodate these customers, they also have many parking spaces available.
They are highly recommended, for they always make sure that their customers always comes first. If you ever have time, grab the chance to visit Urban Soul and relax in their cozy premises.
- Open 7 days and 7 nights
- Great Ambiance
- Friendly Staff
Here is a review left by a satisfied client:
“Great friendly staff and the best pork belly we’ve had in a long time! 10/10″ – Timothy FitzGerald
Anyway, those were your best cafes in Auckland serving breathtaking food and unbeatable roasted coffee. Anytime you want a good, nay, great breakfast, just swing by these coffee shops, order, and enjoy.
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Want to know about popular cafes in Christchurch instead? You can read about the best cafes in Christchurch.
But if you are nearer to Wellington, you can check out the best cafes in Wellington instead.