23 Douglas Alexander Parade,
(09) 448 1416
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Altura Café and Roastery is one of my GO to cafes because they do, as you would expect, FANTASTIC coffee!!!. I am on a decaf kick at the moment and some of the coffees are just terrible...Not here though. This is the BEST decaf coffee in Auckland in my opinion. The staff are ALWAYS great. Smiling and efficient. They always have heaps of staff on so you never wait long for a meal. We often change something on offer on the menu and we never have a problem. The food is great....the menu offerings are wide ranging from lunch dishes and all day breakfast choices. it IS in an industrial area but it still has a really good vibe about it. It is Always busy. doesn't matter what day of the week you come, its always packed and deservedly so. I have been going here for years and it has been consistently good.
Went here on the weekend for lunch (have been here a few other times too). The place was so busy and you often have to walk a few minutes to the cafe. As soon as we sat at a table someone came and poured us some water and asked if we had ordered, which we had. We ordered paninis which came out quickly and were delicious! Altura is a bit pricey but reasonable for the quality of food and service. Grabbed a takeaway hot choc on the way out and that was lovely too.
Altura used to be a regular of mine until we moved offices about 6 months ago - I really liked the coffee but their service was also something else.
Paid a return visit to Altura yesterday and very encouraged to see those same great traits were still there on display.
Not only damn good coffee but the food is worth a visit in it's own right. Lunch today was humming - which proves the Altura secret is out and it's obviously not only me that was impressed.
My meal choice of the corn fritters and bacon with avocado proved to be a good'un. Generous portions, fresh, nice accompanying salsa salad - can't got wrong.
I only wish there were more good cafe offerings in Albany. Altura - spot on.
Love the coffee - can't stand the food:(
Had a meeting here over lunch and ordered the chicken, pesto and bacon roll which I had toasted...to say the bread was as hard as a sun baked dung brick was an understatement...c'mon Altura, you've got a great venue and your staff are friendly but you really need to spruce up your act on the food side - I've now been to Altura a few times to eat and unfortunately had a dud time of it.
best coffee on the shore (helps if you are the source I suppose!). Can get really busy so service times are sometimes on the slow side. I really like the Blends on offer at Altura - if you're a big coffee drinker you'll appreciate the variety. Food looks good but I've found sometimes a bit too plain tasting - I can live off coffee alone so Altura suits me!
i do not understand. why they are so busy. the reason i think they are head office of altura coffee and do have big coffee roaster inside cafe.
First, coffee was not tat good - ordered Short Macchiato and 1 flat white and 1 trI'm flat white. OK barista extracted shots fine enough but he did not warm espresso cup enough therefore when i got min- coffee was COLD ( no knowledge about how to make proper coffee) also 2 flat white just came up and waitress did not know which one was trim - i've sent back and she came back and point one was trim. i bet none of those coffee was trim ( barista just made it up, i can taste trim and non- trim milk) . Second, i had steak sandwich- very disappointed as they did not marinated steak. it was just tasteless steak sandwich ever. Last, staff - i've felt staff is bit too arrogant especially young staff. To sum up i would recommend people to go other cafe such as Mozaik cafe or Columbus coffee . im sure they do have better food and better coffee.
Stopped in to pick up a coffee & they had the most delicilous cinnamon scrolls......
Will definetaly be going back there again!
Nice to see they also treat their "regulars" very well too!
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