Auckland City Guide

A few of my favourite places.

 
 
 

EATS

Amano

68 Tyler Street, Britomart

What started as a bakery expanded into one of the most beautiful spaces to dine in Auckland.

 

Apero

118 ponsonby road, grey lynn

Charcuterie delights in an intimate and friendly setting.

 

coco's cantina

376 karangahape road, cbd

Vibrant friendly space serving the best Spaghetti Meatballs in town. 

 

culprit

level 1, 12 wyndham street, cbd

European plates served in a yum-cha style.

 

gerome

269 parnell road, parnell

Modern Greek.

the sugar club

skytower, 72 victoria street west

One of the best vantage points of Auckland City overlooking the Waitematā Harbour. The scenery 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! Sushi bar buffet, a main of your choice, and a dessert platter to top it all off! 

 

pasture

235 parnell road, parnell

 

elliott stables

39-41 elliott street, cbd

Perfect for groups when you cannot decide on a particular cuisine, this international dining hub comes handy. Ima Cuisine and Homecooked is highly recommended. 

 

cassia

5 fort lane, cbd

Indian cuisine with a modern twist and an amazing cocktail list.

 

pasta & cuore

409 mount eden road, mt eden

Authentic Italian in a homely backyard setting. 

 

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

VARIOUS LOCATIONS—CBD AND MORNINGSIDE

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

 Jordan’s delightful flower-topped cakes kindle a sense of simple yet satistfying homemade goodness.

moustache

308 karangahape road, cbd

Popular milk and homemade cookie bar.  Their vegan cookies are the best.

 

 


 

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. 

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.

 

billy

79 Carlton gore road, newmarket

Perfect for when visiting nearby park, Auckland Domain. 

 

DAILY DAILY

452 Karangahape Road

 


 

VEGAN

health nut

4-8 chancery street, cbd

Fresh vege bowls for dining in or to take 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 raw kitchen

city works depot & mid-city

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

 

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

kind

16 Mcdonald Street, Morningside

 

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 exclusively a vegan pizzeria, they serve all of their pizzas with vegan base and cashew cheese.

 

the midnight baker

218 dominion road, mt eden