Auckland’s Best Brunch Spots: 10 of The Tastiest Places to Start The Day


There is nothing more enduring or traditional than brunch. If you know where to go, it’s definitely the best meal of the day – if you know what to look for. There is nothing better than eggs and avocados to catch up with friends after a lockdown? Auckland’s best brunch spots are listed below. Check them out this weekend. 

1. The Shelf

📍 50 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


☎ +64 9-379 9877

🕤Monday- Friday: 7am-4pm Saturday: 9am-5.30pm Sunday: 10am-5pm

✓ All Day Breakfast✓ Salads & Pasta✓ Vegetarian & GFO✓ Hot & Cold Drinks

The Shelf is the best place to get away from the city. This cafe serves specialty coffees and creative dishes made by a team of expert chefs, which will make your mouth water every time! They serve up a great combination of maple syrup and bacon which perfectly complements the berry compote.

2. Orvieto Cafe 

📍 935 Mt Eden Road, Auckland


☎ 09 630 5046

🕤 Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm 

     Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

No one will need to persuade you to order takeout or delivery brunch here. A great breakfast platter, stacked fritters, and great coffee are just some of the delights you can get at this restaurant.

3. Woolfy’s

📍 5 Cryers Road, Auckland, New Zealand 2013


☎ (09) 280 1585

🕤 Monday – Friday: 6:45am – 3:30pm

     Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am  – 3:30pm

This buzzing cafe, located in the heart of Highbrook, offers a variety of delicious food and drinks. They offer gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free options to ensure that everyone will find something tasty to enjoy.

4. Kiss Kiss Eatery

📍 1 Rocklands Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand


☎ (+64) 9 600 3076

🕤 Monday – Wednesday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm

It’s by far one of our favorite brunch experiences. Foodies will enjoy the Asian fusion dishes at this restaurant. You have a lot of options to choose from whether you are in the mood for noodle dishes, rice platters, or buns.

5. Odettes Eatery

📍 90 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


☎ +64 9 309 0304

🕤 Brunch Menu Weekends & Public Holidays 8am-3pm

There’s nothing quite like brunch at Odettes on a weekend, where the menu is available all day. Breakfast favorites are available here, with an elegant twist, such as chocolate crepes with spiced cherries, pistachios and crème fraiche, and herbed scramble. 6. Williams Eatery

6. Williams Eatery

📍 g03/85 Daldy Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


☎ (+64) 9 373 3906

🕤 Mon-Fri 7am – 2.30pm

     Sat -Sun 8am – 2.30pm

Williams is a family-owned restaurant in downtown Auckland. The kitchen serves up Italian and Lebanese inspired cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients sourced from local suppliers.  

7. Winona Forever

📍 100 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand


☎ +64 9-974 2796

🕤 Mon-Fri 7am – 4pm

     Sat-Sun 8am – 3pm

Located in Parnell, Winona Forever is a cafe that serves all your favourite meals and beverages. They are proud to use only the freshest and highest quality organic or locally sourced ingredients in the meals they offer. There are vegan, vegetarian, keto, and gluten-free options available to meet your special dietary needs. 

Winona Forever is a place with live music, great conversation and laughter. It’s the perfect spot for anyone looking to spend some time out of their day-to-day lives! This is a 6 star rated environmentally friendly cafe. They do everything possible to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.

8. Dear Jervois Cafe

📍 234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand


☎ 09 376 7278

🕤 8am to 4pm on weekends and holidays

This casual dining space, located in the heart of Herne Bay in Auckland, is dedicated to catering for a variety of dietary needs in a way that promotes well being and promotes health. Fresh local produce is purchased each day and transformed into healthy and well-balanced dishes, smoothies and drinks.

9. The Grounds NZ

📍 8/14 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson, Auckland


☎ 09 376 7278

🕤 Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

     Thursday – Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

     Sunday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Located in downtown Geneva, The Grounds is a cafe that offers delicious food to its diners. It offers a variety of menus to choose from, such as their all-day menu, breakfast menu, seasonal menus, and more.

10. Nonna

📍 10-12 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand


☎ +64 22 644 1466

🕤 Mon – Wed :   9:00am – 2:30pm

     Thu – Sat : 9:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm – 8:00pm

     Sunday: 9:00am – 2:30pm

Dine at Nonna’s restaurant to experience the comfort of home-cooked food. Nonna is famous for its fresh pasta. They offer a wide range of freshly made pasta sauces and an extensive menu. Depending on your preferences, you can choose a traditional, regional, gourmet, or special pasta dish.

In addition to the brunch menu, Donna offers a breakfast menu that includes specialties such as spaghetti bolognaise, eggs in purgatory, and salmon and avocados smashed. Vegetarians can enjoy their menu as much as they like, since most of their items can be requested vegan.