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Inspired by home cooking from the team’s roots in Java, Parnell’s Bandung Café boasts a fresh take on Indonesian cuisine.
Don't worry if you didn't get a seat at the ever-popular Rosie, their sister eatery is here to satisfy your hunger. Head next door to Little Rosie for a moreish selection of takeaway goods ready to devour.
Those with a penchant for French finery won’t want to miss a decadent trip to Vaniyé Pâtisserie. This award-winning patisserie is the passion project of husband-and-wife team, Sonia and Laurent Haumonté.
Tucked away in York Street Courtyard, Völla Café is a sweet little garden oasis dishing out artisanal treats and killer coffee.
Simon & Lee
When you’re looking for big Korean flavours and solid staples in Auckland, look no further than Simon & Lee.
We could easily mistake Atelier Shu for a luxury fashion boutique—its modern interior and minimalistic decor is just that beautiful.
Mr T's Baked Goods & Eatery
Peach's Hot Chicken
Don’t fact-check us on this, but we’d say a mouthful of Nashville Hot Chicken has been proven to send serotonin levels through the roof.
You simply can’t talk about the best of Auckland’s dining scene without mentioning Cotto.
After a long week, there’s something extremely comforting about pulling up to your local for a pint.
No matter the shape of your night, Céleste should be a feature.
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Don’t head here looking for something you’re familiar with, go to be taken somewhere completely new.
East Street Hall
The place to be to experience Auckland’s diverse creative scene.
A café/social enterprise that give all of their profits back to the community.
Pad Thai and fries? Bao bun and a cocktail? Whether you’re out for a flat dinner or looking for a place to hide behind your dark sunglasses on a Sunday lunch, Kiss Kiss has all the Thai treats you need.
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Situated in Parnell’s industrial quarter, Red Rabbit’s Faraday Street outpost is where the locals come for their caffeine hit.
Cazador’s location is a little off the beaten track, and they like it that way.
Goodness Gracious Café
They say that good things come in small packages and Goodness Gracious is no exception.
The Kimchi Project
Offering Korean-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with a menu full of delicious surprises.
Peel to Pip
A local favourite, catering to all ages.
The Raw Kitchen
A lovely escape from the sometimes hectic concrete jungle.
The Lucky Taco
The Lucky Taco have created a truly unique eating experience for New Zealanders.
Bread and Butter Café and Bakery
As the big sister to Little Bread and Butter Bakery in Ponsonby Central, Bread and Butter Café and Bakery in Grey Lynn gives off a homely and warm ambience.
Brothers Juke Joint BBQ
From the kings of the Auckland craft beer scene, Brothers Beer, comes its edible equivalent.
It's a tropical oasis.
Espresso Workshop (Britomart)
A prime example of how focusing on one product and doing it well can be so successful, the Espresso Workshop covers all the bases when it comes to coffee taste, service, knowledge and experience.
If Korean quirk and good ol’ western burgers once bumped into each other, they've most certainly made themselves at home here on Great N’ Road.
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Al Brown’s Depot has the foot traffic to keep their tables stocked, but not the clamor of the main drag so you can actually hear yourself think.
An authentic Italian pizzeria with the freshest ingredients – right down to the mozzarella which strings its way throughout the melting pot of flavours each topping provides.
This little endeavour has carved out an enviable spot amongst Auckland’s booming coffee scene.
A fine establishment which handles the concocting of craft beer like Picasso handled a brush.
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A popular haunt of suits in the morning, tourists around lunchtime and general good folk at all times.
This inner-city Britomart offering is nothing short of brilliant.
Street Organics is the burgeonings of a whole foods community, passionate about organic, ethically sourced goods.
The Book Exchange
The next time the Auckland drizzle gets too much for you, forget your troubles with a trip to the Book Exchange.
The Return of Rad
When did Rad ever leave Auckland? Who knows, but it is back to stay.
Chinoiserie is a Taiwanese street food joint that has made quite the impact on the Auckland dining scene.
Bowl and Arrow
Nestled in the Orakei Village Complex, Hannah Bryan and Leisha Rae are making their delicious smoothie bowls, juices and healthy baked treats at Bowl and Arrow.
From the people who brought you Ceremony Café comes Homestead, a gallery-come-café servicing the ‘burbs with great coffee and food.
This place is off the chain good.
A Ponsonby Road favourite that, despite many comings and goings on the hospitality strip, has proved a bit of a mainstay.
There are a tonne of fresh and hip eateries and cafés hidden within, that tantalise with their extensive menus.
Three Beans Coffee Roasters
No great food depot would be complete without its own coffee roaster and this one on Wellesley is a perfect example of a Kiwi start up gone right.
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Apero Food and Wine
Apero has quickly cemented itself as one of the coolest little wine bars in the city.
An obvious choice for a good night out downtown.
Xuxu Dumpling Bar
Well worth a visit for its impressive dumplings and cocktail lineup.
Odettes has delivered another level of sophistication to the Auckland dining scene.
Coco’s has been around as long as anyone can remember - the kind of restaurant that has become so cemented in its neighbourhood.
Serving up coffee by the cup to busy business people, shoppers and wanderers every day of the week.
A very good addition to Auckland’s ever-burgeoning café scene.
Little Bird Kitchen
100 percent plant based 100 percent whole foods 100 percent of the time.
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Another culinary gem hidden in the labyrinthine City Works Depot.
A French-inspired cafe that manages to avoid all the cliches.
Bird on a Wire
The guys at Bird on a Wire crisp up some of the best beer battered chips around. An easy companion to one of their Dirty Bird burgers.
Effortlessly cool and utterly lacking in pretension, Orphans Kitchen is one of the greatest contributions to the Ponsonby Road renaissance.
A spot tucked in the block of shops on Coates Avenue has been fueling this community with caffeine for over a number of years.
Jimmy the Cook
Jimmy the Cook, without having tried to be, is now one of the hottest places for dinner in the city.
Pineapple on Parnell
Prepare to be seduced by the old world charm behind the door at Pineapple.
A fine establishment full of colour and character with a penchant for the drink.
These baking queens have made a name for themselves as having the “the most delicious, beautiful cakes in Auckland”.
Allpress Auckland Roastery
Coffee is the most important item on the Caffetteria’s menu, and it is some of the freshest in town.
Dear Jervois hosts the who’s who of Herne Bay for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Queenies boasts itself as a truly inviting spot for morning coffee and midday lunch.