Middle East Cafe

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5 reviews
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23 Wellesley Street,
Auckland Central

(09) 379 4843

Middle East Cafe Information

Middle East Cafe in Central Auckland has been serving charwarmas and falafels since 1980. Eat in or takeaway.

Opening Hours
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11.00 to 15.00 Dinner: Sun - Mon: 17.15 to 21.00 Tue - Sat: 17.15 to 22.00
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
Take Away Service
Outdoor Area
Metro's 2008 Best Chawarma
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Reviewer Jessica293
Seriously Delicious and so affordable.
Great if your out in town and need a quick bite to eat. The
Chawarma's are seriously the best I've ever come across, lamb is tender and sauces are delicious.

The only complaint I have is that it's not open during lunch times Saturday and Sundays - I wish it was… it's the best!
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Reviewer SoDlish
This place has been around forever (over 20 yrs I think) and it still serves up a great shawama.

Their menu is simple, but what they do, they do well. Their famous shawama is made of just diced spit-roast lamb and lettuce in a bread bun. You are left to add your own tomato relish and yoghurt sauce which is always so delicious!

The falafel is great too: falafel patties in a pita pocket with tabouleh and huumus.

Service is quick, just order at the counter and pay before you leave.
A great quick, pre-movie meal.

Hungry people may need 2 shawamas, but one is definitely enough for me.

Shawama or falafel $8.50
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Reviewer James McNeill
The best value for middle eastern food that can be found in the city.

The Chawarma’s are truly mouthwatering and what value for your money!

Definitely pop in for a visit. Warm friendly staff will greet you. My only complaint is that they should be open more hours during the day!
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Reviewer Julie King584
This place has got to be the most consistant restaurant I have been to in the 30 years I've lived in Auckland. Absolutely love the food and the ambiance. Always a new camel on show.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Oh my goodness - Im telling everyone! My husband brought me a chawarmar last night and I fell in love again. Totally worth a trip into town just for one. The bread - gorgeous, lamb extremely tastly & tender. Just Beautiful at Middle East Cafe.
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