Fueling up for the most important meal of the day is definitely at the top of our to-do list. These popular breakfast spots are sure to satisfy, whatever your mood.
The ‘Smashed Grain’ (avocado spread, cured salmon and a poached egg, halloumi on top of seven grain) at Major Sprout is next level, but if you feel like a side of surprise with your flat white, ask the staff for one of their ‘secret’ menu items.
21 Graham Street
Sick of run-of-the-mill bacon and eggs?
Fill up for the day ahead with the Odettes herbed scramble, with grilled halloumi, mustard apple relish and bacon served on Midnight Baker buckwheat loaf.
90 Wellesley Street West
Need a health hit?
If your busy schedule has you feeling less than vital, dose up on the good stuff with a turmeric latte from Little Bird Unbakery. The anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties will help you fend off any nasties.
Little Bird Unbakery
Corner Summer Street & Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby and at 14 Customs Street East, Auckland Central
Keen to settle in and get cosy?
Rolled rye oats, apple, almond and hot buffalo milk from Orphans Kitchen – the perfect dish for a dreary day. They also do some amazing fresh Kumara Sourdough bread – bonus!
118 Ponsonby Road
Whether you’re vegan or not, Mary’s sticky black rice with coconut cream and seasonal fruit is a breakfast dish that can’t be beat if you’re looking for something sweet. Plus, they’re licensed! So head back up the hill later on for a cheeky lunchtime rosé.
13 St Mary’s Road
Fed Deli’s famous Reuben sandwich (pastrami on rye with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mustard and Russian dressing) will cure whatever ails you…
86 Federal Street
Need to get on the caffeine buzz?
A caffeine hit from Eighthirty Coffee not only tastes incredible, but it’s deliciously strong, too. Wakey wakey!
You can find them at 35 High Street, 553 Karangahape Road and at Ponsonby Central 136/146 Ponsonby Road
Looking to satisfy that sweet tooth?
Whether you’re an early riser or you like to sleep in, Bestie Cafe’s all day menu means you can indulge in their ricotta doughnuts with cinnamon sugar and white chocolate whip at any time of the day.
Shop 13, St Kevins Arcade
183 Karangahape Road
Looking for somewhere with ample choice?
While the menu at Dear Jervois is vast with classic fare such as pancakes, omelettes and eggs benedict, there are also options for the more adventurous eater. This is the place to go if you are looking for a little bit of everything.
234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay
Wanting that perfect Insta snap?
With their modern décor and plates that look like they should be pieces of art, there’s no wonder Winona Forever is one of the most talked about Auckland cafes. And as added bonus, their food is delicious! Try the buckwheat hotcakes with organic maple, hung coconut yoghurt and medjool date paste.
100 Parnell Road, Parnell