Fred's (formerly Agnes Curran)

Our rating 

User rating 

8 reviews
Venue Image
181 Ponsonby Road,
Ponsonby
Auckland,
1011

(09) 360 1551

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byBrett Atkinson27/03/2013

Fred's, Ponsonby - Cafe Review

Vibe

Lots of magazines and a big shared table create a convivial atmosphere in this self-styled ‘espresso and soda bar’ The space used to house Agnes Curran, and Fred’s retro 1960s ambience is similar, but definitely less chintzy.

Service
Friendly and laidback, with a hipsterish, but unpretentious edge.

Drinks List
Excellent coffee and teas, plus the added bonus of quirky milkshakes – try the bacon and maple flavour if it’s available – and soda floats using flavours from Wellington’s Six Barrel Soda Co. Being a retro establishment, of course soft drinks from Foxton Fizz are on offer.

Highlights
Loads of homestyle baking including melting moments, lamingtons and banana ginger loaf recreates Sunday afternoons at your Nana’s place. We’re pretty sure she’d never serve up a Fred’s Yakidog ($14) though, a fusion combination of an organic beef sausage with teriyaki sauce, nori, and wasabi mayonnaise in a sesame bun. Slightly odd, but surprisingly tasty.

The Bottom Line
Welcome to a different style of café for Ponsonby, featuring the bohemian style you’d find in a hip American city like Portland or in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

A Reason To Return
For breakfast from the well-priced menu of brekkie staples including bircher muesli ($10) and avocado and tomato on toast ($12). More adventurous menu items include cannellini bruschetta ($12) and a halloumi cheese salad ($16).

Fred's (formerly Agnes Curran) has been reviewed by 8 users
 
Nearest

What's near Fred's (formerly Agnes Curran)?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of Fred's (formerly Agnes Curran).
Cinemas near Fred's (formerly Agnes Curran) (0)

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Playgrounds

The kids have spoken and we are pleased to present...

image
02 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

image
03 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
04 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

image
05 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

Content updated: 01/10/2014 23:13
 

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Four Seasons Restaurant
    Not so good a return to Four Seasons this time, it seems the stud...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 30/09/2014 @ 2:04 p.m.
  • Sal's Authentic New York Pizza
    People have been raving to us about Sal's Authentic New York Pizz...

    5angels on 26/09/2014 @ 6:24 p.m.
  • Revive!
    good yummy fresh food. finally a vegetarian place that does decen...

    tmak021 on 26/09/2014 @ 12:36 p.m.
  • La Padella Restaurant
    I have been to La Padella many many times. With my family ( inclu...

    daffodil666 on 25/09/2014 @ 1:14 p.m.
  • Sausalito Cafe
    Went here last night as I wanted a quick bite before going to the...

    chillired on 25/09/2014 @ 10:03 a.m.
Hitwise Award Winner