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 it also means that you can enjoy it with friends.

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! 

And guess – WHAT IS THE CUBE IN THE PHOTO? Not a cake. 🙂 You can find the answer at the bottom of the page. 😉 

Open from around 7am, bakery till 5pm during week days (weekend till 4pm) and 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. Nice 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 is kind of hipster.

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 which is basically full of food and also shops. I mentioned it as it is perfect for doing your work here if you are a blogger or just any kind of work. 

The style is a bit funky and arty. Basic breakfast, 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 recommend. 

Opening hours 11am – 1am

Address – 3A Short Street, Newmarket, Auckland


A little cafe which looks always full so probably popular.:-) Nice Matcha late and lemon cake

Opening hours – Monday to Friday 6.30am – 5pm (expect Wednesday from 12.30), weekend – just Saturday 9am-3pm

Address –  1 Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland

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

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *