The 20 Best Cafes in Auckland

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Take a break at one of the best cafes in Auckland. Whether you’re wanting a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of cake, or you fancy a meal made from fresh, local ingredients, here are a selection of our favourite cafΓ©s in Auckland that you should definitely visit.

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1. Chuffed – Auckland CBD

πŸ“ 43 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

🌐 https://chuffedcoffee.com/

☎  +64 9-367 6801

πŸ“§ hello@chuffedcoffee.co.nz 

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
βœ“ Coffee
βœ“ Breakfast
βœ“ Lunch
βœ“ Outdoor Seating

If you’re looking for a simple and reasonably priced cafΓ©, with a menu that includes sandwiches and salads, this cafΓ© in Auckland CBD is for you. Hidden in a secluded spot in High Street, Auckland, this highly rated place to eat serves a simple yet mouthwatering set of menus for breakfast, lunch, or brunch every day in a colourful and modern environment.

We recommend you try their big brekkie which consists of bacon, roasted tomato, roasted mushroom, spiced hashes, egg, and bratwurst.

2. Takapuna Beach Cafe – Takapuna

πŸ“ 22 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ 0622

🌐 https://www.takapunabeachcafe.co.nz/

☎  (09) 484 0002

πŸ“§ info@takapunabeachcafe.co.nz

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Child Friendly
βœ“ All Day Breakfastβœ“ Suitable For Groups
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Date Nights
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Healthy Options
βœ“ Dessertβœ“ Love the View
βœ“ Take Awayβœ“ Outdoor Seating

Takapuna Beach Cafe is within arm’s reach of the beach. The food is fresh, light, and reflects the seasons,Β offering a wide selection of options for breakfast served all day and lunch,Β tea, and coffee. There is also a range of takeaway sandwiches, pastries, and bread available from the store. Their coffee is by Allpress Espresso, and they make their own gelato on site.Β 

We recommend The Grill – bacon, agria rosti, roast tomato, daily housemade sausage, pain cereal, and eggs just the way that you like them.Β 

3. L’oeuf – Mt Albert

πŸ“ 4A Owairaka Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

🌐 https://lunchtime.co.nz/loeuf-auckland/menu/

☎  +64 9 620 0191

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Tuesday – Friday: 7:30pm – 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Perfect Place For Dates
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Healthy Options
βœ“ Gluten-Freeβœ“ Outdoors Seating

L’oeuf is highly rated as one of the best places to eat in Auckland due to its Asian-inspired menu serving fresh and tasty food. The small cafΓ© can be found in the Mt Albert area and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating on their patio.

L’oeuf is known for their quirky menu names that offer a wide selection of options for breakfast served all day, lunch, and of course tea and coffee. We recommend trying Eggs royale from their Hemingways Devonport menu which includes soft poached eggs, smoked salmon, wilted spinach on a potato pattie, and hollandaise sauce.Β 

4. Cakes n Ladders

πŸ“ 173 Symonds Street, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.cakesnladders.co.nz/

☎  021 216 5514

πŸ“§ info@cakesnladders.co.nz

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Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
βœ“ Desserts and Bakesβœ“ Takeaway Available
βœ“ Hot Drinksβœ“ Board Games
βœ“ Kid Friendlyβœ“ Indoor Seating

Located on Symonds street is Cakes n Ladders, a premier board gaming cafΓ© in Auckland. The concept is modeled after popular overseas board game cafΓ©s such as Castle in Toronto, and Draughts in London. Hard-core gamers, families, couples on a date, or groups of friends will all find a space to spend time together.

Cakes n Ladders specialises in providing cake, cupcakes, and cookies for hungry gamers. We recommend that you indulge yourself with a gooey, rich, and super chocolatey chocolate brownie served with a latte.Β 

5. Cereal Killa Cafe

πŸ“ 360 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

🌐 https://cerealkilla.co.nz/

☎  +64 21 100 6651

πŸ“§ reservation@cerealkilla.co.nz

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Sunday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
βœ“ All Day Breakfastβœ“ Child Friendly
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Gluten-Free
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Takeaway
βœ“ Healthy Optionsβœ“ Outdoor Seating

For the ultimate milkshake experience in Auckland, head into Mount Eden to Cereal Killa cafΓ© and try one of their milkshakes and freshly made, locally produced food choices. They specialise in New Zealand’s famous Killashakes. We recommend that you try the cookies and cream killashakes, or if you fancy a bite to eat they have a range of delicious dishes; all-day breakfast, nutritious bagels, sandwiches, sides, lunch options, and kids choices.Β 

6. Raw Power Cafe 

πŸ“ Floor 1, 10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/rawpowercafe/

☎  +64 9 303 3624

πŸ“§ rawpowercafe@gmail.com

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saurday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Gluten-Free
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Vegetarian
βœ“ Takeawayβœ“ Vegan

Raw Power CafΓ© specialises in vegetarian cuisine and has been serving up delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine since 1996. Their impressive mouth-watering menu has fresh live juice, smoothies, salad, and more for the health-conscious. We love their fresh live juice and all-day breakfast.

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7. ORO CafΓ©

πŸ“ 371 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602, New Zealand

🌐 https://cafeoro.co.nz/

☎  +64 9-213 0559

πŸ“§ info@cafeoro.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Pet Friendly
βœ“ Vegetarian βœ“ Group Bookings Available
βœ“ Indoor Seatingβœ“ Available for Functions
βœ“ Wine and Beerβœ“ Takeaway Available
βœ“ Kid Friendlyβœ“ Private Dining Area Available

ORO CafΓ© is inspired by the mountains and purity of gold, situated around an eight-decade old native Rimu tree. ORO CafΓ© offers an inviting, calm & relaxed environment. The cafΓ© serves up a delicious cup of coffee as well as a menu that features all-day breakfast and several lighter bites. They’ve got some excellent food options and gorgeous surroundings to enjoy them in.

8. Onehunga Cafe

πŸ“ 259, Onehunga Mall, Onehunga (1061), Auckland, New Zealand

🌐 http://www.onehungacafe.com/

☎  (09)636 0371

πŸ“§ Onehunga@maestrocafes.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Dessert
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Free Parking
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Child Friendly
βœ“ Dinnerβœ“ Healthy Options

Onehunga CafΓ© is an award winning cafΓ© who has received the Gold medal, Best cafΓ© in the Entertainment in Voucher Book Edition from 2016 to 2017. Onehunga has a menu filled with Mediterranean classics, American soul-food, and Latin-inspired street food, alongside a wide range of healthy and vegan options. The CafΓ© has free parking, free wifi, and comfortable booths with powerpoints.Β 

9. St Heliers Bay CafΓ© & Bistro

πŸ“ 387 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, 1071 NZ

🌐 http://www.stheliersbaycafe.co.nz/

☎  +64 9 307 7172

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 11:00pm

βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Great For Groups
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Perfect For Date Nights
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Outdoor Seating
βœ“ Dinnerβœ“ BYO wine no corkage (Monday or Tuesday evening)

St Heliers Bay CafΓ© is one of Auckland’s best, a perfect place for brunch or to celebrate a special occasion. Soak up the beautiful view and relax with a glass of champagne and dine with exceptional service.

10. YUN (used to be Major Sprout) – Auckland CBD

πŸ“ 21 Graham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/majorsprout

☎  +64 9 307 7172

πŸ“§ hi@majorsprout.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Child Friendly
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Gluten-Free
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Groups
βœ“ Takeawayβœ“ Healthy Options

Head down to Yun (formerly known as Majorsprout) where this vibrant inner-city cafΓ© has a wide range of things to choose from on their menu, from superfood smoothies, to a crispy chicken bun, to bubble drinks and hot drinks. Whether you are stopping by for breakfast or looking for a midday lunch stop with your work buddies, Yun has something for everyone to enjoy.Β 

11. MELBA Vulcan

πŸ“ 33 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

🌐 https://melba.nz/vulcan-lane

☎  +64 9 303 3624

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Public Holidays: 8:00am – 4:00pm

MELBA on Vulcan lane provides quick and friendly service, delicious food, and some of the city’s tastiest coffee in the trendiest part of Auckland. The variety of MELBA’s food options is eye-popping. Tuck yourself into some of their mouth-watering food options where you can eat indoors or outdoors.Β 

βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Indoor Seating
βœ“ Takeaway Availableβœ“ Outdoor Seating
βœ“ Vegetarian Friendlyβœ“ Pet Friendly
βœ“ Desserts and Bakesβœ“ Wifi
βœ“ Wine and Beerβœ“ Gluten Free Options

12. Black & Gold Coffee Eatery

πŸ“ 1/33 Triton Drive, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/pg/blackandgoldeatery

☎  +64 9-479 4258

πŸ“§ info@blackandgoldeatery.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Cold Drinks
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Smoothies
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Outdoor Seating

Black & Gold Coffee Eatery has a reputation as one of the city’s standout cafΓ©s, and it’s certainly the best daytime venue for food and drink on Triton Drive. It has a bright and exciting vibrancy feel to help kick-start your day. Providing sweet tasting coffee and delicious food. We love their grilled halloumi and poached egg with toasted pine nut and fennel salad.Β 

13. Kind Cafe & Eatery

πŸ“ 16 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

🌐 https://kindcafe.co.nz/

☎  +64 9-869 8765

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Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Takeaway Available
βœ“ Brunchβœ“ Alcoholic Beverages 
βœ“ Desserts & Bakesβœ“ Dairy Free
βœ“ Organic Foodβœ“ Vegetarian
βœ“ Gluten Free Optionsβœ“ Vegan Options
βœ“ Indoor Seatingβœ“ Kid Friendly

There’s nowhere quite like the Kind CafΓ© & Eatery. Specialising in healthy, delicious food options, they serve an outstanding plant-based menu that caters to many different dietary needs and choices.

14. The Block Cafe

πŸ“ 570 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/theblockcafenz/

☎  +64 9-627 0325

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Sunday – Wednesday: 6:30am – 4:00pm
 Thursday – Saturday: 6:30am – 8:00pm
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Dog Friendly
βœ“ All Day Breakfastβœ“ Child Friendly
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Groups
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Indoor Seating
βœ“ Dinnerβœ“ Outdoor Seating
βœ“ Dessertβœ“ Alcoholic Beverages

The Block CafΓ© located at Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, is known for serving up a range of delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, alongside an impressive selection of drinksβ€”coffee, cocktails, wine, and beer (Wednesday to Sunday evening BYO). We love the gnocchi with pumpkin purΓ©e, blue cheese, walnuts, and spinach.

15. Daily Bread – Point Chevalier 

πŸ“ 1210 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier, 1022 NZ

🌐 https://dailybread.co.nz/

☎  09-217 3673

πŸ“§ hello@dailybread.co.nz 

πŸ•€ Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 3:00pm

βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Child Friendly
βœ“ All Day Breakfastβœ“ Healthy Options
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Outdoor Seating
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Cosy Interior

It’s all about fluffy and delicious baked options at Daily Bread, Great North Rd, Point Chevalier. They offer tasty croissants, baguettes, pretzels, sourdough donuts, and organic espresso coffee. Head there for hearty and homemade style classics, cosy interiors, and friendly service.Β 

16. The Candy Shop

πŸ“ 2/8 Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Candy-Shop/

☎  021 259 7873

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Monday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Take Away
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Gluten-Free
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Healthy Options
βœ“ Dinnerβœ“ Outdoor Seating
βœ“ Dessertβœ“ Cosy Interior

The Candy Shop may not (despite its name) be a candy outlet full of lollipops and sour candies, but it’s an all-day eatery, nestled in the cobbled streets of Osborne Lane with a cosy exterior of potted plants and small tables. With a range of delicious things to choose from: coffee, pancakes, Korean fried chicken burgers and so many other delicious menu choices.

17. Odettes Eatery

πŸ“ City Works Depot 90 Wellesley Street, Auckland, 1010 NZ

🌐 http://www.odettes.co.nz/ 

☎  09 309 0304

πŸ“§  reservations@odettes.co.nz

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Monday – Wednesday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
βœ“ Breakfast
βœ“ Lunch
βœ“ Dinner

Head down to Odettes Eatery, nestled in the heart of Auckland City, at City Works Depot, which offers Mediterranean and North African-inspired dining & drinks in a relaxed and stylish dining room and bar. They’ve got some mouth watering food options and gorgeous surroundings to enjoy them in.

18. Willow Cafe

πŸ“ 42 Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.willowcafe.co.nz/

☎  09 414 6297

πŸ“§ info@willowcafe.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Takeaway
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Contactless Pick up
βœ“ Smoothiesβœ“ Delivery
βœ“ Cold Drinksβœ“ Garden Atmosphere Seating
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Easy To Park

Willow is a contemporary cafΓ©, with a sunny north-facing setting and outside dining available, serving fresh gourmet a-la-carte and cabinet foods. They use fresh ingredients, most of which are free-range, and prepare many of our own items from scratch. With an extensive selection of coffees, hot and cold beverages, gluten free & vegan smoothies, beer and wine.Β 

19. Urban Soul – Karaka

πŸ“ 71 Hingaia road, Karaka Auckland, New Zealand 2580

🌐 https://www.urbansoul.co.nz/karaka

☎  +64 9-216 7973

πŸ“§ karaka@urbansoul.co.nz

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Monday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Cocktails
βœ“ Lunchβœ“ Vegan
βœ“ Dinnerβœ“ Gluten Free
βœ“ Kids Menuβœ“ Diary Free
βœ“ Bistro Drink Listβœ“ Kid Friendly
βœ“ Cafe Drink Listβœ“ Live Music

Located down Hingaia road, Karaka Auckland is Urban Soul Cafe. This cafe is known for their delicious food, great coffee and friendly customer service. 

The menu features classic breakfast choices, a range of lunch options from a wagyu beef burger to toasted Sandwich options. We love their soul breakfast with poached eggs, ciabatta, field mushrooms, tomato, spicy pork sausage, bacon & hash browns. 

20. Billy Cafe

πŸ“ 79 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

🌐 https://billycafe.co.nz/

☎  09 302 0995

πŸ“§ billycafeauckland@gmail.com

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:30pm
 Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
βœ“ Coffeeβœ“ Healthy Options
βœ“ Breakfastβœ“ Love the View
βœ“ Take Awayβœ“ Outdoor Seating
βœ“ Vegan Optionsβœ“ Vegetarian Friendly

Billy is an American inspired CafΓ© facing the iconic views of the Auckland Domain and War Museum. The cafe is quite small but they do have a few large tables inside as well as some smaller ones outside. We love their granola toasted seeds & grains with coconut yogurt, seasonal fruits, local honey served with coconut milk, this delicious breakfast will set yourself up for a successful day. 

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