Metro Top 50 Cafes 2012 - Each year Auckland's iconic Metro Magazine publishes their list of the best cafes in the Auckland region. Agree or disagree, one thing is for certain; Auckland cafe goers are spoilt for choice. The below list covers the Top 10 venues.
The Gallery café located on level 1 of Auckland Art Gallery offers quality food at a reasonable price. With a full selection of à la carte dishes, as well as a delicious range of hot and cold ready-to-go meals, salads and tempting treats, the café is a new destination to meet for lunch in the city.
Auckland Art Gallery,
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets,
At Federal and Wolfe you'll find a relaxed environment, fresh flowers on every table, large blackboards, a wall of shelved plants and industrial light shades all complementing their organic ideals.
10 Federal Street,
Kokako Cafe and Roastery is Grey Lynn's newest cafe offering offering typically good Kokako coffee and a great selection of food.
537 Great North Road,
Little & Friday, Takapuna is a favourite coffee & cake shop on the north shore! Well worth the Sunday drive for a special treat.
43C Eversleigh Road,
The Luscious Food Store is a new, child-friendly cafe on the Te Atatu Peninsular. With superb deli food, good coffee and an ambiant setting, The Luscious Food Store simply demands a trip to Te Atatu for a look.
547 Te Atatu Road,
Te Atatu Peninsular,
Queenies is an adorable cafe in Freemans Bay, serving kiwi food in a kiwiana style! A favourite neighbourhood cafe to hang out in!
24a Spring Street,
Shore Rd Cafe is Remuera's newest cafe. Featuring a great selection of tasty food, Shore Rd is set to become one of Auckland's best new cafes.
The famed Takapuna Beach Cafe sits on Takapuna Beach, North Shore, Auckland.
It already has the upper hand of a great location that not every cafe would have on its side, but Takapuna Beach Cafe amps it up even more with food that even central Auckland city people would traipse over for.
Takapuna Beach Cafe & Store isn't only famous for its impeccable brunch and lunch food, but also for that exciting selections available in its shop section that does takeaways, pre-prepared gourmet food-to-go and what some claim to be the best gelato in Auckland. And if it isn't possible to love the Takapuna Beach Cafe & Store even more, they'd prepare a custom Gourmet Picnic Basket for you with advanced booking, in case you want to eat on the beach itself instead!
22 The Promenade,
Although new, Wai Kitchen is already setting the Waiheke dining scene alight. With a huge array of great counter food on offer, some of the best views in town and servie with a smile, Wai Kitchen is easily one of the best cafes in Waiheke Island.
1/149 Oceanview Road,
York St Mechanics is an effortlessly cool spot for brunch and coffee or a more leisurely lunch. Even if you’re not into vintage and retro motorbikes, York St Mechanics will deliver!
Zus & Zo is a brand new cafe located along Jervois Road in Herne Bay. The food is simple yet delicious - it will have you begging for more.
228 Jervois Road,