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Kiss Kiss

A bao bun.
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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.

Bird on a Wire

Wooden table against wooden wall.
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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.

Brothers Beer

Bottles on a shelf.
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A fine establishment which handles the concocting of craft beer like Picasso handled a brush.

Chinoiserie

Cutlery in white mugs on a colourful table.
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Chinoiserie is a Taiwanese street food joint that has made quite the impact on the Auckland dining scene.

Coco's Cantina

Wooden tables and chairs with red booth seating.
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Coco’s has been around as long as anyone can remember - the kind of restaurant that has become so cemented in its neighbourhood.

Dantes Pizzeria

Pizza in oven.
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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.

Dear Jervois

Hanging lights inside the cafe.
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Dear Jervois hosts the who’s who of Herne Bay for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Depot Eatery

Green bar stools.
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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.

Dizengoff

White front counter with cabinet food.
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A Ponsonby Road favourite that, despite many comings and goings on the hospitality strip, has proved a bit of a mainstay.

Federal Delicatessen

Green entrance skirting.
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This place is off the chain good.

Good Day

Flowers and sugar as table setting.
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A spot tucked in the block of shops on Coates Avenue has been fueling this community with caffeine for over a number of years.

Little Bird Kitchen

Salad on a table.
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100 percent plant based 100 percent whole foods 100 percent of the time.

Ortolana

Exterior front sign of Ortolana.
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This inner-city Britomart offering is nothing short of brilliant.

Monsoon Poon

Framed coloured art on the wall.
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It's a tropical oasis.

Orphans Kitchen

Interior of restaurant.
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Effortlessly cool and utterly lacking in pretension, Orphans Kitchen is one of the greatest contributions to the Ponsonby Road renaissance.

Peel to Pip

Coloured circle Peel to Pip entrance sign.
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A local favourite, catering to all ages.

Ponsonby Central

Exterior view of Ponsonby Central from the lane entrance.
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There are a tonne of fresh and hip eateries and cafés hidden within, that tantalise with their extensive menus.

Queenies

Cups on display.
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Queenies boasts itself as a truly inviting spot for morning coffee and midday lunch.

The Kimchi Project

Entrance to the Kimchi Project.
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Offering Korean-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with a menu full of delicious surprises.

The Lucky Taco

The taco truck.
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The Lucky Taco have created a truly unique eating experience for New Zealanders.

The Raw Kitchen

Raw slice.
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A lovely escape from the sometimes hectic concrete jungle.

The Return of Rad

The entrance.
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When did Rad ever leave Auckland? Who knows, but it is back to stay.

Bestie

Bestie exterior.
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A very good addition to Auckland’s ever-burgeoning café scene.

Xuxu Dumpling Bar

Dumplings on a table.
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Well worth a visit for its impressive dumplings and cocktail lineup.