Ponsonby Central

Monday7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 12:00 am.

Saturday7:00 am – 12:00 am.

Sunday7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

136-146 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

09-376 8300

For the uninitiated, Ponsonby Central looks like the façade of a homeware store and a soulful restaurant with outdoor dining along a deck of plush pillowed chairs. What you’ll also notice, if you find yourself walking within 100 meters of this place, is a distinct fusion of pleasant aromas beating their way down the sidewalk.

The entrance off Ponsonby Road, leads the hungry into a cavern of food stalls where one can witness meat roasting over hot coals, busy Asian men rolling Sushi and fresh fruit being crushed to a pulp for your sipping pleasure.

This place is a hive. It doesn’t look like much from the street, but once inside you’ll be surprised how far this monolith stretches back into the inner catacombs. There are a tonne of fresh and hip eateries and cafés hidden within, that tantalise with their extensive menus.

Whether you’re in the mood for late night cocktails and shots or roasting pork fresh off the spit, cream filled crêpes or a burger fresh off the grill, a soothing shot of coffee or something a little more organic, then Ponsonby Central can accommodate your needs.

Words by Nic Brookland & Photography by Josh Griggs

136-146 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

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