Eggs benedict – the egg dish that is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even supper. Even though it sounds French, eggs benedict were created in New York, in the 1860s and the first restaurant to serve this dish was the Delmonico Restaurant. The story goes that a regular customer of the eatery, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, couldn’t find a dish that she felt like eating, so she discussed her wishes with the chef of the restaurant – Charles Ranhofer. He came up with a recipe he called “Eggs a’la Benedick” which featured a poached egg covered in Hollandaise sauce.
Whether you like this dish in the morning or in the evening, served with tea or on top of french toast, let’s find out where you can find some of the best eggs benedict in Auckland.
The Greatest Poached Eggs You’ll Taste
Geeks on Sainsbury
Address: 1/55 Sainsbury Road Auckland, New Zealand 1025
Phone: +64 9-845 4797
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Services: breakfast, lunch, coffee, outdoor seating, child friendly, gluten-free options, great food
Known for their friendly staff, cosy atmosphere, and fantastic food, Geeks On Sainsbury is the perfect place to visit. Many people come to visit them for their delicate layered agria potato topped with bacon, poached eggs, sautéed kale, bright beetroot puree and hollandaise. They also serve eggs bene with smoked salmon, crispy bacon, or panfriend tofu. They offer two portion sizes when it comes to eggs benedict: petite and regular. This is the ideal place to visit for a big breakfast or a fantastic brunch. Make sure to get the customer favourite banana and granola waffles for dessert. Trust us, eat eggs benedict here and it will be one of the best beggs you’ve ate in your life.
Address: 29 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Phone: (09) 360 0700
Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 7am to 3pm
Tuesday to Friday: 7am to late
Services: bottomless brunch and dinner, great coffee, contemporary and modern Asian fusion dishes, good for private events, corporate functions, birthday celebrations, brunch, good service, coffee, tea
OhSo is located in a quiet area of Ponsonby and Grey Lynn. They are known fortheir great food, friendly service and fantastic Allpress coffee. Their cafe offers an outdoor deck area, and a recently revamped indoor area with fantastic ambience. This cafe offers a few eggs bene dishes: Benedict breakfast (with potato hash, baby spinach and hollandaise sauce) with salmon, streaky bacon or mushroom, Ohso Toast yet again (with sourdough, avocado and mixed nuts), and the Ohso big enough breakfast (with hash cake, free range bacon, pork sausage, kidney beans, baked tomatoes, ciabatta bread and tomato chutney). Apart from having a fabulous menu, this great little cafe also offer all the usual coffee, hot drinks, fresh juices, smoothies and other cold drinks.
Little Sister Café
Address: 91 Central Park Drive Auckland, New Zealand 0610
Phone: +64 9-836 0860
Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Services: breakfasts, modern Kiwi cuisine, outdoor area, baked goods, good coffee, brunch, vegetarian options
This great little cafe has all sorts of South East Asian goodies on their menu, including the notorious doughnuts, interesting desserts, delicious coffee and tea, and of course, our favourite – eggs benedict. It’s a great brunch spot with some seriously great food. Little Sister Cafe eggs benedict come on fresh ciabatta with lemon hollandaise and avocado. You can choose whether you want the eggs bene on crispy bacon, creamy mushrooms, or salmon. Grab some fabulous food and drinks at one of the best cafes in Auckland.
Coffee Shops and Delicious Food
Address: 447 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, 1024, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 623 3833
Monday to Sunday
6.30am — 3pm
Services: day menu, lunch menu, breakfast menu, desserts menu, kids menu, good for special occasions, intimate dining, group dining
Circus Circus was opened in 1995, and they are known to offer fresh, local fare in a unique, circus themed setting paired with great service and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Circus Circus is one of Auckland’s top cafes that offers an extensive menu where anyone and everyone can find something to drink, accompanied with some great food. For breakfast, Circus Cirus offers Cirus Eggs Benedict that are served with baby spinach, an english muffin, and you choose whether you want bacon, salmon or portobello mushroom. This is a good spot in Auckland if you’re in mood for some delicious comfort food on a Sunday morning.
Takapuna Beach Cafe
Address: 22 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
Phone: (09) 484 0002
Monday – Sunday
6am – 8pm
Services: breakfast, lunch, freshly baked dishes, cakes, homemade gelato, takeaway, good coffee
This café is located at the end of Taka beach, Auckland CBD, making it a good spot for leisure and delicious food after a fun day at the beach. Their must-try eggs bene comes with bacon, sausage or fantastically smoked salmon on delicious toasted muffins. Takapuna Beach Cafe is an Auckland favourite, and they are known for their season-round good food, sandwiches, Allpress Espresso coffee, pastries, sourdough bread and in-house gelato. This cafe has a friendly staff and a rich menu full of must-try dishes. Go for their eggs benedict if you are looking for a great brunch with great service.
Bird On A Wire
Address: Level 2, Commercial Bay, Auckland 1010 (multiple locations)
Phone: 09 282 3056
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Services: catering, takeaway, all day eggs bene, ideal for kids, special occassions, breakfast, supper
This is one of the top restaurants that you need to visit if you love eggs benedict. They offer eggs benedict on a potato rosti, with wilted spinach, herb hollandaise with candied bacon, or mushroom. They also have buttermilk eggs benedict (also served with potato rosti, spinach, bacon) with buttermilk fried chicken, and the vegan version. They pride themselves on their wonderful atmosphere, good vibes and terrific food.