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 cafes in Auckland that you should definitely visit.

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1. Chuffed – Auckland CBD

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

🌐 https://chuffedcoffee.com/

☎  +64 9-367 6801

📧 hello@chuffedcoffee.co.nz 

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

If you’re looking for a simple and reasonably priced cafe, with a menu that includes sandwiches and salads, this cafe in Auckland CBD is for you. Hidden in a secluded spot in High Street, Auckland.

This is highly rated as one of the best places to eat in Auckland, serving 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

📍 22 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ 0622

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

☎  (09) 484 0002

📧 info@takapunabeachcafe.co.nz

🕤 Monday – Sunday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

✓ Coffee✓ Child Friendly
✓ All Day Breakfast✓ Suitable For Groups
✓ Breakfast✓ Date Nights
✓ Lunch✓ Healthy Options
✓ Dessert✓ Love the View
✓ Take Away✓ Outdoor Seating

Takapuna Beach Cafe is within arm’s reach of the beach. The food is fresh, light, and reflects the seasons. Offering a wide selection of options for breakfast served all day and lunch, 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. 

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

3. L’oeuf – Mt Albert

📍 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
✓ Breakfast✓ Perfect Place For Dates
✓ Lunch✓ Healthy Options
✓ Gluten-Free✓ 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 cafe 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 and 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. 

4. Cakes n Ladders

📍 173 Symonds Street, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.cakesnladders.co.nz/

☎  021 216 5514

📧 info@cakesnladders.co.nz

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Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
✓ Desserts and Bakes✓ Takeaway Available
✓ Hot Drinks✓ Board Games
✓ Kid Friendly✓ Indoor Seating

Located on Symonds street is Cakes n Ladders, a premier board gaming café in Auckland. The concept is modeled after popular overseas board game cafés such as Castle in Toronto, and Draughts in London. From hard-core gamers and families to couples on a date or groups of friends looking for a space to spend time together.

Cakes n Ladders specialise 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. 

5. Cereal Killa Cafe

📍 360 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

🌐 https://cerealkilla.co.nz/

☎  +64 21 100 6651

📧 reservation@cerealkilla.co.nz

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Sunday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
✓ All Day Breakfast✓ Child Friendly
✓ Lunch✓ Gluten-Free
✓ Coffee✓ Takeaway
✓ Healthy Options✓ Outdoor Seating

For the ultimate milkshake experience in Auckland, head into Mount Eden to Cereal Killa cafe 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. 

6. Raw Power Cafe 

📍 Floor 1, 10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland, New Zealand

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

☎  +64 9 303 3624

📧 rawpowercafe@gmail.com

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saurday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
✓ Breakfast✓ Gluten-Free
✓ Lunch✓ Vegetarian
✓ Takeaway✓ Vegan

Raw Power Cafe 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.

Also Find: Top Vegetarian Restaurants in Auckland

7. ORO Café

📍 371 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602, New Zealand

🌐 https://cafeoro.co.nz/

☎  +64 9-213 0559

📧 info@cafeoro.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
✓ Breakfast✓ Pet Friendly
✓ Vegetarian ✓ Group Bookings Available
✓ Indoor Seating✓ Available for Functions
✓ Wine and Beer✓ Takeaway Available
✓ Kid Friendly✓ Private Dining Area Available

ORO Café is inspired by the mountains and purity of gold, situated around an eight-decade old native Rimu tree. ORO Café offers an inviting, calm & relaxed environment. The cafe 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

📍 259, Onehunga Mall, Onehunga (1061), Auckland, New Zealand

🌐 http://www.onehungacafe.com/

☎  (09)636 0371

📧 Onehunga@maestrocafes.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
✓ Coffee✓ Dessert
✓ Breakfast✓ Free Parking
✓ Lunch✓ Child Friendly
✓ Dinner✓ Healthy Options

Onehunga Cafe is an award winning cafe who has received the Gold medal, Best café 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 Cafe has free parking, free wifi and comfortable booths with powerpoints. 

9. St Heliers Bay Café & Bistro

📍 387 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, 1071 NZ

🌐 http://www.stheliersbaycafe.co.nz/

☎  +64 9 307 7172

🕤 Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 11:00pm

✓ Coffee✓ Great For Groups
✓ Breakfast✓ Perfect For Date Nights
✓ Lunch✓ Outdoor Seating
✓ Dinner✓ BYO wine no corkage (Monday or Tuesday evening)

St Heliers Bay Café and Bistro. St Heliers Bay Café is one of Auckland’s best cafes and Bistro, a perfect place for brunch 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

📍 21 Graham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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

☎  +64 9 307 7172

📧 hi@majorsprout.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
✓ Coffee✓ Child Friendly
✓ Breakfast✓ Gluten-Free
✓ Lunch✓ Groups
✓ Takeaway✓ Healthy Options

Head down to Yun (formerly known as Majorsprout) where this vibrant inner-city cafe 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. 

11. MELBA Vulcan

📍 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. 

✓ Breakfast✓ Indoor Seating
✓ Takeaway Available✓ Outdoor Seating
✓ Vegetarian Friendly✓ Pet Friendly
✓ Desserts and Bakes✓ Wifi
✓ Wine and Beer✓ Gluten Free Options

12. Black & Gold Coffee Eatery

📍 1/33 Triton Drive, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

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

☎  +64 9-479 4258

📧 info@blackandgoldeatery.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
✓ Coffee✓ Cold Drinks
✓ Breakfast✓ Smoothies
✓ Lunch✓ Outdoor Seating

Black & Gold Coffee Eatery has a reputation as one of the city’s standout cafes, 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. 

13. Kind Cafe & Eatery

📍 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
✓ Breakfast✓ Takeaway Available
✓ Brunch✓ Alcoholic Beverages 
✓ Desserts & Bakes✓ Dairy Free
✓ Organic Food✓ Vegetarian
✓ Gluten Free Options✓ Vegan Options
✓ Indoor Seating✓ Kid Friendly

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

14. The Block Cafe

📍 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
✓ Coffee✓ Dog Friendly
✓ All Day Breakfast✓ Child Friendly
✓ Breakfast✓ Groups
✓ Lunch✓ Indoor Seating
✓ Dinner✓ Outdoor Seating
✓ Dessert✓ Alcoholic Beverages

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

15. Daily Bread – Point Chevalier 

📍 1210 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier, 1022 NZ

🌐 https://dailybread.co.nz/

☎  09-217 3673

📧 hello@dailybread.co.nz 

🕤 Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 3:00pm

✓ Coffee✓ Child Friendly
✓ All Day Breakfast✓ Healthy Options
✓ Breakfast✓ Outdoor Seating
✓ Lunch✓ Cosy Interior

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

16. The Candy Shop

📍 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
✓ Coffee✓ Take Away
✓ Breakfast✓ Gluten-Free
✓ Lunch✓ Healthy Options
✓ Dinner✓ Outdoor Seating
✓ Dessert✓ 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

📍 City Works Depot 90 Wellesley Street, Auckland, 1010 NZ

🌐 http://www.odettes.co.nz/ 

☎  09 309 0304

📧  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
✓ Breakfast
✓ Lunch
✓ Dinner

Head down to Odettes Eatery, Nestled in the heart of Auckland City, at City Works Depot which offers an 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

📍 42 Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

🌐 https://www.willowcafe.co.nz/

☎  09 414 6297

📧 info@willowcafe.co.nz

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
✓ Breakfast✓ Takeaway
✓ Lunch✓ Contactless Pick up
✓ Smoothies✓ Delivery
✓ Cold Drinks✓ Garden Atmosphere Seating
✓ Coffee✓ Easy To Park

Willow is a contemporary cafe, with a sunny north-facing setting and outside dining available, serving fresh gourmet a-la-carte and cabinet foods. Using 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. 

19. Urban Soul – Karaka

📍 71 Hingaia road, Karaka Auckland, New Zealand 2580

🌐 https://www.urbansoul.co.nz/karaka

☎  +64 9-216 7973

📧 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
✓ Breakfast✓ Cocktails
✓ Lunch✓ Vegan
✓ Dinner✓ Gluten Free
✓ Kids Menu✓ Diary Free
✓ Bistro Drink List✓ Kid Friendly
✓ Cafe Drink List✓ 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

📍 79 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

🌐 https://billycafe.co.nz/

☎  09 302 0995

📧 billycafeauckland@gmail.com

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Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:30pm
 Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
✓ Coffee✓ Healthy Options
✓ Breakfast✓ Love the View
✓ Take Away✓ Outdoor Seating
✓ Vegan Options✓ Vegetarian Friendly

Billy is an American inspired Café 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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