Recommended Metro Top 50 Cafes 2013

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Metro Top 50 Cafes 2013

Metro Magazine has announced their Top 50 cafes for 2013 with a number of Auckland newcombers making the list. Whether you agree or not, one thing is for certain - Auckland is blessed with an amazing number of cafes that offer diversity and are all contributing to a cafe scene that is continually raising the bar.
Atomic Coffee Roasters Cafe, Kingsland, is the place to go for the best coffee in Kingsland and a read in the sunshine.
420C New North Road,
Auckland,
1021
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Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe is now open at Westmoreland Street West, Grey Lynn.
34 Westmoreland Street,
Auckland,
1021
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Situated on Kohimarama Beach in Auckland, Café on Kohi has recently completed a $200K refurbishment. The result is a wonderfully relaxing venue on the beach for dining, coffee, or to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset.
2 / 237 Tamaki Drive,
Auckland,
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Catroux Cafe is Westmere's latest cafe offering. Good coffee and great food in a relaxed setting - worth giving Catroux Cafe a try!
129 Westend Road,
Auckland,
1022
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Cereal Killa is Dominion Road's newest eating destination. Offering Mt Eden locals a good variety of food backed up by eightthirty coffee - give Cereal Killa a try as soon as you can!
360 Dominion Road,
Auckland,
1010
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100 Hinemoa Street,
Auckland,
0626
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Conch Backyard Boteco serves South American inspired dishes that change weekly based on the he creative whims of the chef and the availability of in-season produce.
115A Ponsonby Road,
Ponsonby,
Auckland,
1011
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We’ll be at 1087 most of our day cooking and creating yummy things for ourselves and our customers. If you’re just wanting a takeaway coffee or need a special place to muse you’ll be made to feel welcome here at Cosset.

We’ve got all sorts of exciting things planned. We’re in a great location in an inspiring community we love and we’ll be doing our best to create a sustainable café where you can find friendly, fair-trade, organic fare.
1087 New North Rd,
Auckland,
1025
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Dida’s Food Store is a European style Delicatessen & Cafe in the heart of Herne Bay. Fabulous coffee, local and imported delicacies and a great breakfast menu available from 7am to 3pm!
54 Jervois Road,
Auckland,
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People drive from near & far to get their morning coffee from Dizengoff, Ponsonby. Serving Jewish inspired menu - this is the place to go for a tasty meal & a little bit different!
256 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
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Domain Ayr Cafe - rebranded from Kokako Cafe mid-2011 - in Parnell, Auckland roasts only Kokako Organic Coffees. The cafe formerly known as Kokako Cafe used to be known for its use of organic products in its amazing food (that includes vegan and gluten-free options) and organic rice, soya and cows milk for their coffees and continues to carry the tradition of providing ethically conscious grub to its patrons, even as Domain Ayr Cafe.
492 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
1052
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At Eighthirty on K'Rd Auckland, we're a little coffee roaster specialising in ethically sourced coffee (be it fairtrade organic, rain forest alliance or just a great estate whom we know treat their working peeps good). We supply fine homes and businesses through our retail shop and mean webstore at eighthirty.com.
553 Karangahape Road,
Auckland,
1010
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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,
Auckland,
1010
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Federal Delicatessen is Al Brown's latest venture in partnership with SKYCITY. Expect good things from Federal Delicatessen - Al Brown's got the midas touch when it comes to establishing much loved eateries!
SKYCITY,
86 Federal Street,
Auckland,
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Fred's Cafe is a small retro café just off Ponsonby Rd at the top of Franklin Rd, Auckland. It’s an inconspicuous, relaxed space where almost everything inside the shop is actually for sale, and has a classic European style courtyard.

Besides delicious coffee, tea and an assortment of cakes, there’s also filled baguettes, muesli, soup and a small selection of tasty hot food. The famed chocolate lamingtons are served with lashings of jam and thick cream or you can go for the more dainty melting moments or Belgian biscuits. In classic Ponsonby fashion, this is a favourite with everybody.
181 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
1011
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During the day Imperial Lane is known as Elske in Imperial Lane, and will quicklg become your favourite place in Auckland.
7 Fort Lane,
Auckland,
1010
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Experience the great service, food and ambiance next time you visit Takapuna. Located along Hurstmere road, Jam Organic Cafe makes for the perfect location to relax after an afternoon shopping or a walk on Takapuna beach.
33-45 Hurstmere Road,
Auckland,
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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,
Auckland,
1150
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At La Fourchette we offer the full French gastronomic experience throughout the day. From 8am our shop provides freshly baked pastries & breads, patisserie products from Ma Cherie and takeaway coffees.

Our café/restaurant offers a full a la carte menu. The modern menu is inspired by classic French recipes all made with quality produce.
9 Britomart Place,
Auckland,
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We are so happy to be able to bring you our second incarnation of the unbakery, this time in Summer Street, Ponsonby.
1a Summer Street,
Auckland,
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Mimosa is a new cafe located along Takapuna's Lake Road. Serving Kokako coffee, although new, Mimosa Cafe is already proving to be very popular with Takapuna locals.
460 Lake Road,
Auckland,
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Stop in for a friendly cuppa & cake, reminise New Zealand in the 70's at Monterey Coffee Lounge.
432 Richmond Road,
Auckland,
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Olaf's Artisan Bakery and Cafe is a newly opened artisan bakery situated right in the heart of the Mt Eden suburb of Auckland. Everything from the Olaf's Artisan Bakery and Cafe baguettes to Brazil nut danishes are baked on-site - and while you're thre grabbing a loaf of what they tout to be some of the best sourdough in Auckland, grab yourself a cuppa Supreme coffee to go as well!
1 Stokes Road,
Auckland,
1024
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Ortolana is the newest of eateries to open in the Britomart dining precinct offering neighbourhood casual dining in the relaxed, chic setting in the Pavilions.
The Pavilions At Britomart,
31 Tyler Street,
Britomart,
Auckland,
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Petit Bocal is Sandringham's newest cafe offering classic french fare in a fantastic setting along Sandringham Road.
177 Sandringham Road,
Auckland,
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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,
Freemans Bay,
Auckland,
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Raven & Cook is a new cafe and deli located in the Greenwoods Corner area along Auckland's Manukau Road.
565 Manukau Road,
Auckland,
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Reward lies at the Wellesley St end of Elliott in Auckland CBD. Here sits Reslau Cafe, one of the foundation members of the newly-renovated and very Melbournian Elliott Stables.

Cafe Reslau is the newer, bigger and licensed version of McGregor Brothers Kitchen.
39 Elliott Street,
Auckland,
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Rosie Cafe in Parnell, Auckland, is a breakfast and lunch café serving Allpress Espresso coffee. Freshly baked products daily as well as lots of counter and deli food.
82 Gladstone Road,
Auckland,
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Geyser Building,
105 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
1010
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Ruby Red Cafe is a new addition to Mangere Bridge. Ruby Red Cafe brings flavoursome food and a relaxed environment to the Mangere dining scene.
30b Coronation Road,
Auckland,
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Scullery is a new cafe in Auckland's K road with a zero-waste policy. Everything we use is recycled or composted.
166 Karangahape Road,
Auckland,
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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.
13 Shore Road,
Auckland,
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The St Heliers Bay Cafe and Bistro is the new hot spot in the village with a beautiful fit-out, ocean outlook and ingenious menu of delicious flavour combinations dreamt up by chef Mark Sycamore (ex-Blanket Bay).

Huge Spanish cane lampshades, an eye-catching deep marine hued masonry wall and scattered plush cushions complete this chic venue that cleverly morphs from casual cafe by day to stylish bistro by night, bringing a whole new concept in dining to the bay.
387 Tamaki Drive,
Auckland,
1071
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The Store on Britomart is a casual diner and food store with fresh seasonal meals to eat in or go with an Artisan Bakery producing bread, pastries and award winning Gelato.

At one end a Diner serving causal meals and at the other a 'neighbourhood' store selling house-made food.
5B Gore Street,
Britomart,
Auckland,
1010
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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,
Auckland,
0622
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We at Teed Street Larder have a passion for quality products and our vision is to create an outstanding, destination café experience in Newmarket that specialises in offering an upmarket yet unpretentious menu and delicious homemade baking accompanied by excellent beverages and friendly and knowledgeable service.
7 Teed Street,
Auckland,
1023
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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,
Oneroa,
Auckland,
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Zomer is a recent addition to Takapuna Beach located on The Strand, off Hurstmere Road. Sister to Zus & Zo Cafe in Herne Bay.
4 The Strand,
Auckland,
0622
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