Auckland City Guide

The best places in Auckland to brunch, dine, sip coffee, and wine.

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Waffles at Miha Restaurant

Waffles at Miha Restaurant

 

EATS

Amano

68 Tyler Street, Britomart

One of the most beautiful spaces to dine in Auckland. Try the buffalo milk for your white coffee.

 

Apero

118 ponsonby road, grey lynn

Charcuterie delights in an intimate and friendly setting.

 

Coco's Cantina

376 karangahape road, cbd

Vibrant friendly space serving one of the best Spaghetti Meatballs in town. 

 

Culprit

level 1, 12 wyndham street, cbd

European-inspired dishes served in a yum-cha style.

 

Gerome

269 parnell road, parnell

Modern Greek.

1947 Eatery

60 Federal St, Auckland

Indian and Middle Eastern. Must try: the afghani bread & dip.

The Sugar Club

skytower, 72 victoria street west

One of the best vantage points of Auckland City overlooking the Waitematā Harbour. The scenery is perfected paired with Peter Gordon's Kiwi-European cuisine. 

 

Ortolana

33 Tyler Street, Britomart

Garden to table goodness, serving desserts from neighbouring dessert bar Milse.

 

Blue Breeze Inn

146 ponsonby road, ponsonby

Asian slash Pacifica.

 

Masu

90 federal street, cbd

The Sunday brunches here are perfect! Sushi bar buffet, a main of your choice, and a dessert platter to top it all off! 

 

Pasture

235 parnell road, parnell

 Slow and green dining at its finest.

Satya Chai Lounge

271 Karangahape Road, Auckland

Cosy little space. Great for evening snacks and drinks.

Elliott Stables

39-41 elliott street, cbd

Perfect for groups when you cannot decide on a particular cuisine, this international dining hub comes handy. Ima Cuisine and Homecooked is highly recommended. 

 

Cassia

5 fort lane, cbd

Modern Indian cuisine by award winning Chef Sid Sahrawat.

 

Pasta & Cuore

409 mount eden road, mt eden

Authentic Italian in a charming backyard setting. Amazing wine list.

 

Kazuya

193 symonds street, eden terrace

Japanese degustation.

 

Boracay Garden

124 customs street west, cbd

Authentic Filipino cuisine that instantly takes me back home. 

Best Ugly Bagels

City Works Depot, Shed 3, 90 Wellesley Street West

Canadian-style fresh bagels.


 

SWEETS

Miann

VARIOUS LOCATIONS—CBD AND MORNINGSIDE

Playful and modern flavours. There’s a hot chocolate menu too!

 

Milse

31 Tyler Street, Britomart

One of the original dessert bars in town.

Giapo

12 gore Street, Britomart

Where gelato meets art. 

 

The Caker

446 karangahape road, cbd

Simple and delightful flower-topped cakes and baby cakes.

Moustache

308 karangahape road, cbd

Soft and luscious homemade cookies. My personal choice is the Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie and Black Forest Cookie.

Vaniyé Patisserie

1/7 Windsor St, Parnell

Classic macarons and French pastries. 


 

COFFEE

Eighthirty

Various Locations, CBD

 

The Fed

86 Federal Street, CBD

Bottomless filtered coffees a couple of local coffee roasters for choice: Coffee Supreme and Havana

Mezze Bar

9 Durham Street East, CBD

My go-to for Turkish coffee in the central city.

Mojo

Various Locations, CBD

Billy

79 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket

Perfect when visiting nearby Auckland Domain.

Daily Daily

452 Karangahape Road

THE CANDY SHOP

2-8 Osborne St, Newmarket


 

VEGAN/Vegetarian

kind

16 Mcdonald Street, Morningside

 

lord of the fries

queen street & karangahape road

Vegan burgers, hotdogs, and milkshakes.

the midnight baker

218 dominion road, mt eden

monday's

503 new north road, kingsland

 

al volo pizzeria

27 mt eden road, eden terrace

While not exclusively a vegan pizzeria, they serve all their pizzas with vegan base option and cashew cheese.

the raw kitchen

city works depot & mid-city

Fresh juices, chia puddings, and a selection of raw vegan desserts. 

 

little bird unbakery

ponsonby

Raw & vegan. Their cafe in Ponsonby is your one stop shop for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.