Best Cafe Ponsonby


Great Coffee on Ponsonby Road

Coffee shops are abundant in Auckland CBD, but did you know that you can find plenty of great cafes away from the central city? Ponsonby Rd. is home to some of the best cafes in Auckland.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat to eat, somewhere to have a delicious fried egg, or you just want to grab a quick coffee, Ponsonby has an option for everyone.

Cafe 39

Cafe 39 is a cafe and bar that’s great to visit for brunch, dinner, or just a quick drink. You can enjoy your food and drinks inside at the bar or a table, or outside in the cafe’s outdoor seating area. Customers love the casual, friendly atmosphere, as well as the friendly customer service and the delicious food!


The drink menu features beer on tap, a wine list, and specialty cocktails, as well as delicious coffee.

The all-day brunch menu features a killer eggs Benedict, a full vegetarian breakfast, and the 39’er BLAT, which comes with bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato on focaccia with aoili, pesto, and a spicy tomato relish.

Most dishes on the menu can be made vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, or gluten-free.


Address: 39 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Phone: 9-376 5008

What Customers Say

Best place in Ponsonby for brunch and dinner. Lovely back outdoor area, food is awesome and owner is a genuinely great host. Please support this local business. Worth the visit!

-Peter M.

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Chillout Cafe

The Chillout Cafe is the perfect place to go if you want to sit back and enjoy an all-day breakfast menu and some seriously delicious coffee. The cafe also features a lunch menu and top notch smoothies!


The drink menu features standard coffee drinks such as americanos, as well as a collection of tea, smoothies, homemade sodas, and juice.

The all-day breakfast menu features different types of eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, omelets, and stuffed french toast.

The lunch menu has burgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads.

Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options are available.


Address: 38 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011

Phone: 9-360 1800

What Customers Say

Exceptionally delicious eggs Benedict. Staff were friendly and ready to serve. The cafe itself is beautifully decorated and shows a lot of personalities. I’ll be coming back for more.

-Claudia V.

Egg and Spoon

Eggs and Spoon is best known for their variety of breakfast sandwiches. This cafe is great for dine-in, but they also offer their entire menu for pick-up or delivery on their website.

This is one of the best cafes in Auckland city, whether you’re looking for a quick coffee or a full meal.


The main draw of Eggs and Spoon is their breakfast sandwiches, including a vegan BLAT on a bagel and spicy scrambled eggs on a brioche bun

They also offer other breakfast classics such as eggs Benedict, poached eggs, and hash browns, as well as wild breakfast dishes such as the green egg scramble!


Address: 113 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Phone: 021 190 3976

What Customers Say

The food here is absolutely fantastic and the quality has been super consistent. Dangerously addictive.

-Jun H.

Archie Cafe

The Archie Cafe is a hidden gem, located inside the Good Company Villa on Ponsonby Road. The entrance is easy to miss, but once you find it, you’ll be able to enjoy the cozy, tucked-away atmosphere.

They’re best known for their specialty coffee and tasty bread, as well as the ability to enjoy your food in a nice quiet corner of the city.


The drink menu features classic coffee and espresso drinks, a variety of teas, specialty lattes such as a pink beetroot latte, and smoothies

The food menu features the Archie Cafe’s delicious toast, bagels with a variety of spreads, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Guests particularly recommend the sourdough bread and the spicy chorizo shakshuka!


Address: 159 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1010

Phone: 22 304 4142

What Customers Say

Wonderful experience both times I’ve come in now! Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast sandwich before a surf or wanting a relaxing morning over a perfect eggs Benedict with salmon + pan au raisin, the food and service here is amazing.

-Nicole B.

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Sol’s Place at One2One

Sol’s Place is one of the best spots in town to enjoy brunch. Not only is the good great, but there is a lovely garden outside in the sunny courtyard in the back of the cafe.

Customers love the ambiance and the great customer service, not just the great coffee.


The breakfast menu features a big breakfast (regular and vegetarian options available), omelettes, house made granola, a variety of pastries, and french toast.

The lunch menu has soup, a killer roast beef burger, and rice bowls.


Address: 121 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Phone: 9-378 1611

What Customers Say

Loved the ambience and the vibe. Very few places has this sort of old world charm to it.

-Amrita B.

Little Garden

Little Garden is another spot that’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it! This is a cozy cafe, wine bar, and all-day eatery that has a beautiful outdoor alley where you can enjoy your food and drinks.

Customers lover the freshly roasted coffee, delicious food, and the quiet atmosphere. This is a great place to relax with a glass of wine or enjoy a meal away from the noise of the city.


The drink menu features classic coffee drinks, cold brew, wine, and beer.

The cafe also offer delicious cabinet food such as cookies, cheesecake, scones, cakes, and croissants, as well as more substantial dishes such as their delicious tomato and mozzarella salad, poached eggs, and even pizza!


Address: 179 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Phone: 9-360 1551

What Customers Say

Lovely local cafe. Very friendly staff, they always remember my order. Freshly baked cakes, croissants and scones and more.

-Abbi P.