Destinations New Zealand

Where to Eat in Auckland

As a food enthusiast, I always make research about food near me in every city I visit.

I am going to show you some cool places in Auckland based on the variety of food, and price/quality.  These bakeries, cafes, and restaurants are perfectly suitable for solo travellers. However, you can also enjoy it with friends, your partner or with family too. 

If you are staying in Auckland CBD and want to try a lovely place for breakfast and your dinner, be sure you visit at least one of these places.


Amano Bakery

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

When I just entered 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. 😉 

Opening hours 7 am – 5 pm during week days (weekend till 4 pm).

The restaurant right next to this bakery shop 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 chilled place with dimmed lighting. I enjoyed the place at night time. If you had a big day and feel like being in a place just to hide yourself and eat, then Verona Cafe and Bar is perfect. The place has a kind of hipster style.

Address 169 Karangahape Road | Newton, Auckland Central, Auckland

Elliot Stables

This Dining Village set is located in a beautiful historic building. You can call it a stylish “food court”.  The place has a lot of dimmed light. Some restaurants are more fancy, others just a standard. You can choose from a variety of cuisines – Asian, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Latin American, or ‘classic’ style. The pizza looks stunning! 

Lamb shank was very nice! Some meals in Elliot Stable look classy others are basic. The quality is not bad and it tastes delicious. For example, these dumplings were so yuum! 

The restaurant with these dumplings is located right next to the Italian restaurant.

Opening hours 7am – 10pm

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

Citizen Q Cafe (QTheatre)

Citizen Q Cafe is a theatre boutique cafe with free wifi. Located in the main street.

This cafe is very convenient for remote workers. If you are a digital nomad or blogger and need to find a place to focus and have breakfast, then this will be your choice.. 

The style is a little bit funky and artsy. 

You will get a standard style breakfast. However, it is nicely decorated. Don’t expect super fancy food, coffee is quite nice. Enjoy the atmosphere.

Address – 305 Queen street, Auckland




If you are a lover of Asian style, check out this restaurant. Choose from noodles, stir-fries, and get some bubble tea with pearls,  jelly, or pudding! 

They have massively large portions, so if you are very hungry you can handle it. ThisAsian food is a bit heavy. I had Pad See Ew and it tasted delicious. Momotea is open until late therefore it is a great choice for night owls.

Opening hours 11am – 1am

Address – 3A Short Street, Newmarket, Auckland


A little cafe which is always busy so probably a popular place for breakfast.:-) 

They serve very nice Matcha late. Their lemon cake is tasty. Perfect Cafe for a quick break to chill when you feel tired. 

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

Weekends – just Saturday 9am-3pm

Address –  1 Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland

Other Areas and style

In Auckland CBD, you can find a lot of places to eat – from takeaways, bubble tea places, takeaways with a famous pastry filled with cream, Nutella, or other flavours. 

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

Other recommended area is Newmarket, Britomart, or loocation around Fish Market

New Zealand food is very similar to Australian cuisine. In Auckland, you can find the same food chains as in Sydney or Melbourne – The Lord Of Fries. However, some flavours of food you can’t find in Australia. Try a unique flavour – feijoa which is a fruit. This flavour is popular for 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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