Auckland Art Gallery Cafe

Our rating 

User rating 

3 reviews
Venue Image
Auckland Art Gallery,
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets,
Auckland Central
Auckland,
1010

(09) 377 9603

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarNo StarNo Star
Review byJono Park21/10/2011
Food

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!).

Drinks

Some good coffees in some really rather cute red and white cups.

Vibe

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 gridlock!

Service

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.

Highlights

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.



Auckland Art Gallery Cafe has been reviewed by 3 users
 

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Malls

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

image
02 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

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

image
03 Auckland's Best Rooftop Bars

When Auckland's weather allows, enjoy a few coldie...

image
04 Auckland's Best Playgrounds

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

image
05 Where to buy Christmas Decorations in Auckland

Make your household the envy of the neighborhood a...

Content updated: 04/12/2016 19:07

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Porterhouse Grill
    Nestled next to the Pakuranga Plaza shopping mall, Porterhouse is...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 29/11/2016 @ 7:45 p.m.
  • Bedford Soda & Liquor
    My hiking group visited here again for my 2nd time for lunch, the...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 27/11/2016 @ 9:28 p.m.
  • Culprit
    Goodbye Black Hoof, it was awesome, even if it didn’t last long. ...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 27/11/2016 @ 9:12 p.m.
  • Source Cafe
    Good on these guy for starting a café that's all about good food....

    Boatie on 27/11/2016 @ 10:04 a.m.
  • The Culpeper
    What an awesome place! Very up-market/American style with a wide ...

    stephanieanna on 10/11/2016 @ 11:20 a.m.
Hitwise Award Winner