Destinations New Zealand

Where to Eat in Auckland

As a food enthusiastic, I always make a research about food options in every city I visit.

I am going to show you some cool places in Auckland based on variety of food, and price/quality. 

These places are perfectly suitable for solo travellers but you can also enjoy it with friends, partner or with your family. Let’s have a look. 


Amano Bakery

Delicious coffee, cakes, fruit juices and baguettes, perfect for a big breakfast! 

When I just entered to this awesome cafe I wanted to taste everything! Chocolate cakes looked so tempting! I have a question for you – WHAT IS THE CUBE IN THE PHOTO? Not a cake. 

You can find the answer at the bottom of the page. 😉 

Open from around 7 am, bakery till 5 pm during week days (weekend till 4 pm).

The restaurant right next there is open till late

Address – 66 – 68 Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland


A funky cafe/bar with some meals – very nice pizza (tandoori chicken), also burgers, pastas. 

A nice place to chill in the dark. I liked the place at night time. If you feel like being in a place just to hide yourself and eat, then it is perfect. The place has kind of hipster style.

Address 169 Karangahape Road | Newton, Auckland Central, Auckland

Elliot Stables

You can call it as a kind of “food court” which is stylishly decorated, in a dark space. 

There are restaurants around with rich choice of different cuisines – Asian, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Latin American or ‘classic’ style. Pizza looks stunning! 

Lamb shank was very nice! Some meals are looks kind of classy others are ok. I would say that the quality is not bad and taste is very awesome. For example these dumplings was so yuum! 

The restaurant is located right next to the Italian restaurant there.

Opening hours 7am – 10pm

Address 39-41 Elliott St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Citizen Q Cafe (QTheatre)


This is a theatre boutique cafe with free wifi. Located in the main street.

I mentioned this cafe it as it is perfect for doing your work here. If you are a digital nomad or blogger and need to find a place to focus and have a breakfast then it is very convenient. 

The style is a little bit funky and arty. 

Basic breakfast option, nicely decorated but don’t expect super fancy food, coffee is quite nice. 

Address – 305 Queen street, Auckland




Asian style, noodles, stir fries and with rich variety of bubble teas with pearls,  jelly or even pudding! 

They have massively large portions, so if you are very hungry and feel like eating asian food, I can recommend. The food is a bit heavy but taste nice and it is open until late.

Opening hours 11am – 1am

Address – 3A Short Street, Newmarket, Auckland


A little cafe which looks always full so probably popular.:-) 

They have a very nice Matcha late and lemon cake. Perfect for a quick break to chill. 

Opening hours – Monday to Friday 6.30am – 5pm (expect Wednesday from 12.30).

Weekends – just Saturday 9am-3pm

Address –  1 Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland

Other Areas and style

In Auckland there are many places where to eat – from takeaways, bubble tea places, takeaways with famous pastry filled with cream, nutella or other flavours. 

If you walk around Sky City, you will always find a tempting food around. 

Other recommended area is Newmarket, Britomart or around Fish Market

The New Zealand food is very similar to Australian, they also have some same food chains. However, some flavours are unique such as feijoa which is a fruit that they put a lot into drinks or ice creams.

Feijoa is originally from South America but widely spread in New Zealand. 

***** the answer from the Amano Barkery  is – a croissant! 

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