This café is located on a character-rich pedestrian lane between Queen Street and High Street, right in the city centre. A charming establishment, the café features wooden floors, wooden walls and leather-clad booths. Due to its central location, it is a popular meeting place day or night. Occidental Belgian Cafe offers real Belgian beers on tap and great pots of mussels, Belgian style. They are fully licensed and have a good range of other drinks available, including fine coffee.
It's not difficult to be impressed by this contemporary restaurant/ bar/ nightclub at Auckland city center. Located on the Vulcan Lane, this perennial hangout opens its door early in the evening to some awesomely cooked wood-fired pizzas, and lip-smacking dishes like White Wine Pan Fried Prawns and Cold Cured Salmon, prepared from locally sourced ingredients. These delightful small bites complement well with the bar's famous Teapot cocktails like Shipwrecked, Long Island Iced Tea as well as the like of Sauv Blanc, Pinot Noir and Guinness from its list of beverages. As the day winds out, the tables make way for a spacious dance floor and stage which hosts the scintillating performance of indie rock bands and DJs. Make sure you walk in here with your dancing shoes to show off your moves to the crowd.
Come here for great food and coffee and a friendly comfortable atmosphere. The ocean colors of Fusion bring a relaxed but creative ambiance and reminds us of our proximity to the sea. You can sit street side, inside near the old central fireplace or in the rear deck and garden area complete with children's sandpit. Examples from the eclectic menu include a breakfast omelet of fresh herbs and free-range eggs or for lunch, a Thai beef salad. Fully licensed, there is a good selection of wines available.
SPQR was one of the original cafes in Ponsonby and its popularity has stood the test of time. It is now a sophisticated upmarket restaurant and bar rather than a simple café. It has a certain energy; the later it gets the more it seems to buzz. It draws an eclectic crowd; people watching is a treat here. The beautifully presented food is Italian. Some examples from the menu include char-grilled calamari salad with rocket, roast garlic and lemon oil, and seared, rare tuna with smoked tomato, salsa, rocket, balsamic and caroli oil.
New Zealand opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa opened the centre in 1990, and the multi-purpose venue is host to productions by Opera New Zealand, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Auckland Philharmonia, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, as well as international artists, conventions and exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances. Various venues within the centre, such as the ASB Theatre, seat audiences from 180 to 2256.
If you want to experience a unique stay in Auckland then head to the Shakespeare Hotel and Brewery. They offer 10 fully furnished rooms that have basic amenities. You can see portraits of Shakespeare on the walls which gives the hotel a very classic appeal. A pioneer of the boutique brewery industry, the Shakespeare brews ten of its own beers on its premises. This is a traditional English-style pub with the unique decor. Downstairs there is a bar, a few booths, and some tables. The function room is upstairs with a lovely terrace for outdoor dining and drinking.
If you are a caffeine lover then you will surely enjoy some hot cup of creamy coffee prepared at Weta Coffe. They roast their own coffee using beans which are sourced from countries in Africa and South America. You can spend an afternoon at the cafe reading a book and tease your taste buds with cafe beverages like Chai Latte, Weta Cold Brew, and Long Black. Patrons usually praise the cafe for its service and delicious cafe brew. If you like any specific type you can also purchase a bag of the product from the cafe.
Helmed by culinary heavyweights, chefs Kyle Street and Jordan MacDonald, Culprit is a gastronomic experience par excellence. An ode to unloved cuts of meat, this restaurant ensures that meals are presentable and even packed with flavor. In collaboration with local farmers and suppliers, all ingredients and produce here are high quality, fresh, and sourced carefully. On offer is an innovative menu that gives local kiwi cuisine a novel contemporary touch, thus resulting in a sensory extravaganza. Drawing from the Yum Cha style of service, a menu is offered for groups of people, so this is a great place to drop in with your tribe.
Fondou Cafe is just the place to come into when you want to treat yourself. A cute cafe in CBD, it has oodles of warmth with bright lights, open brick walls, and rustic charm. Fantastic coffees, a cozy ambiance, and excellent service are some hallmarks to expect at this establishment. The menu here consists of a tasty variety of baked goodies like delicious pastries, savory croissants, cakes, cookies, and a lovely selection of hearty sandwiches. Swing by here for a steaming cup in the mornings, or enjoy breakfast or lunch with your friends sitting by the large windows.
Roost is a quaint and delicate cafe that is located in the residential development of a bustling spot at Vinegar Lane. The interiors of this cafe have a contemporary design that makes the space look warm and inviting. A great cafe to have breakfast or brunch. There is minimal seating indoors. However, you can sit at their outdoor area and sip on some great coffee and smack on some small bites. Their menu includes atomic coffees, brioches, bagels and various preserves and spreads.
Founded in the year 2012, Tart Bakery is a small family owned bakery and cake shop that offers delectable freshly baked vegan snacks and goodies. Each food item has been prepared using organic products and is free from any type of chemicals or preservatives. One can enjoy their daily specials like their yummy pastries, baked goods or breads, do try their house special cheese scones which is very popular with the locals. All in all, a visit to the bakery will surely bring back your childhood memories as you savor their snacks and goodies along with a cup of coffee.
Nestled in the heart of Mount Eden, Pla Thong Thai is an elegant and stylish restaurant that serves a variety of Thai cuisines and delights. Chef Somsak Jantarose brings to diners a combination of traditional, contemporary and fusion dishes in appetizers, main course and desserts. Popular dishes being their Panang curry and Snappers available in four flavors garlic, basil, chili and chicken mince. Meals can be paired with high quality wines.