Auckland City Guide

A few of my favourite places.

 
 
 

EATS

Amano

68 Tyler Street, Britomart

What used to be a bakery expanded into one of the most beautiful spaces to dine in Auckland. Try the buffalo milk with your coffee next time you're here.

 

Apero

118 ponsonby road, grey lynn

 

coco's cantina

376 karangahape road, cbd

Vibrant friendly space serving the best Spaghetti Meatballs in town. 

 

inti

2 chancery street, cbd

South American.

 

the french cafe

210 symonds street, eden terrace 

 

culprit

level 1, 12 wyndham street, cbd

European flavours served in a yum-cha style.

the sugar club

skytower, 72 victoria street west

One of the best vantage points of Auckland City overlooking the harbour. The experience is perfected paired with Peter Gordon's Kiwi-European cuisine. 

 

ortolana

33 Tyler Street, Britomart

Garden to table goodness, serving desserts from neighbouring dessert bar Milse.

 

blue breeze inn

146 ponsonby road, ponsonby

Asian slash Pacifica.

 

masu

90 federal street, cbd

The Sunday brunches here are perfect, with a dish of your choice, sushi bar buffet, and finished with a dessert platter. 

 

pasture

235 parnell road, parnell

 

gerome

269 parnell road, parnell

Modern Greek.

 

 

elliott stables

39-41 elliott street, cbd

Perfect for groups when you cannot decide on a particular cuisine, this International Food Court comes handy. Ima Cuisine and Homecooked is highly recommended. 

 

cassia

5 fort lane, cbd

Indian cuisine with a modern twist and a highly valued cocktail list.

 

pasta & cuore

409 mount eden road, mt eden

Fresh daily thingies with coffee and buffalo milk.

 

sidart

283 ponsonby road, ponsonby

 

kazuya

193 symonds street, eden terrace

Japanese degustation.

 

boracay garden restaurant

124 customs street west, cbd

Authentic Filipino cuisine that instantly takes me back home. 


 

SWEETS

mIANN

38 galway street, Britomart

Fresh daily thingies with coffee and buffalo milk. 

 

mILSE

31 Tyler Street, Britomart

One of the original dessert bars in town.

gIAPO

12 gore Street, Britomart

Where gelato meets art. 

 

the caker

446 karangahape road, cbd

 

moustache

308 karangahape road, cbd

Popular milk and homemade cookie bar. 

 

 


 

COFFEE

Wednesdays espresso bar

17 wellesley street west, cbd

A cute tuck shop in the city serving Kokako coffee. 

 

Eighthirty

various locations, cbd

 

the fed

86 federal Street, cbd

You won't find espresso coffee here but you have a choice of Coffee Supreme or Havana filtered coffee in unlimited quantities. 

 

kokako cafe

537 great north road, grey lynn

mezze bar

9 durham street east, cbd

My go-to for Turkish coffee in town. 

 

mojo

various locations, cbd

Their hot chocolates are amazing too.

 

the lunchroom

45 queen street, cbd

 

the candy shop

2-8 osborne street, newmarket

Best coffee in Newmarket,

billy

79 Carlton gore road, newmarket

Perfect for when visiting nearby park, Domain. 

 

the store

galway Street, Britomart

 

chuffed

43 high Street, cbd

 

the shelf

50 high street, cbd

Also good for when you're craving for Matcha!


 

VEGAN

health nut

4-8 chancery street, cbd

Fresh vege bowl for dining in or taking away. Their chocolate waffles are simply my favourite. 

 

sip kitchen

newmarket & rosedale

 

green time

28 fort street, cbd

Fresh daily thingies with coffee and buffalo milk. 

 

lord of the fries

queen street & karangahape road

Vegan burgers, hotdogs, and milkshakes.

 

the midnight baker

218 dominion road, mt eden

the raw kitchen

city works depot & mid-city

Fresh juices, chia puddings, and a whole lot of raw vegan desserts. 

 

giapo

12 gore street, cbd

Geniusly crafted and just so good.

 

little bird unbakery

ponsonby & Britomart

Raw, vegan freshness. Their cafe in Ponsonby is your one stop shop for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.

 

monday's

503 new north road, kingsland

 

the butcher's son

204 jervois road, herne bay 

 

wise cicada

88 broadway, newmarket

Fresh salads with a wholefoods grocery on the side.

 

al volo pizzeria

27 mt eden road, eden terrace

While not wholly a vegan pizzeria, they serve all of their pizzas with vegan vase and cashew cheese.

 

moustache

308 karangahape road, cbd

The best cookie maker also makes the best vegan cookies!