Auckland Art Gallery,
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets,
(09) 377 9603
The ViewAuckland Review
A good selection of menu and counter food. We went with some Turkish bread stuffed with
roasted vegetables (including red peppers, artichoke hearts and feta) which were probably
some of the best toasted sandwiches I’ve had. They weren’t really pides as stated on the bill,
but they were quite stunning. The baby cakes were all quite bland, with the lemon cake
being particularly dry and dull… and VERY expensive ($6.50 each!).
Some good coffees in some really rather cute red and white cups.
Strange really, as the café feels a bit gloomy and kind of squashed into a corner. The
balcony area will be stunning when there’s sun, but inside it feels cramped and a bit dull.
I’m not a big fan of the thin counter area at Auckland Art Gallery café, which automatically means queues and customer
Rushed and more than a bit off-hand. I understand that there were more than a few people
in the café, but I felt like we were in a canteen line with trays. I almost expected the person
behind the counter to have a hairnet and shout ‘NEXT!’. The lovely lady at the cashier
somewhat made up for it.
The aforementioned toasted sandwiches, as well as the lovely balcony which in summer is
going to be glorious
The Bottom Line
For a place that’s nestled in what has to be one of the great renovations in Auckland’s
history the Auckland Art Gallery café feels like a bit of an afterthought. Fixing the patchy
service and the eye-watering prices could definitely help perk up what at this stage is an
average café in above average surroundings.
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