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17 Mouth-Watering Brunch Spots In Central Auckland

Every day is a good day for brunch.

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1. Dear Jervois - Herne Bay

Opened in 2014, Dear Jervois quickly made a name for itself and now you can expect to see lines out the door on Saturdays and Sundays but it's definitely worth the wait.

Menu pick: The bacon and caramelised banana gluten-free waffles are the best in town.

2. The Store - Britomart

The Store is located right next to public transport, so you won’t find it difficult to venture over for their exciting takes on classic brunch meals.

Menu pick: Organic lentil, agria and chorizo hash, fried egg, spring onion vinaigrette.

3. Imperial Lane - Britomart

The entrances may be hard to find for this cafe, but it is well worth the search. Imperial Lane is one of a kind and there is a vast brunch menu available.

Menu pick: The Imperial Breakfast is a lot to get through, but well worth trying.

4. Scratch Bakers - CBD

A one stop shop for quick and delicious meals, Scratch Bakers is situated in the City Works Depot. Just try not to drool over the food that is displayed in the cabinets right in front of you.

Menu pick: Any of their pies are incredible!

5. Ceremony - Grafton

If spinning records, limited edition mugs, or just an incredible brunch is what you’re after, Ceremony is the cafe for you.

Menu pick: The smoked bacon and egg sandwich is a delicious twist on a classic.

6. Caffetteria Allpress - Freemans Bay

Nestled behind Victoria Park, Caffetteria Allpress not only offers some of the best coffee in Auckland, but there's also great food and an art gallery to boot.

Menu pick: The reuben is definitely one of the best in Auckland.

7. Chuffed Coffee - CBD

A colourful mural represents the staff and menu. They take risks but never stray too far from Kiwi classics, so you're sure to find something you'll love.

Menu pick: The cheese toastie is out of this world.

8. Odettes Eatery - CBD

Another gem hidden in the City Works Depot, Odettes focus on creating unorthodox, colourful, and delicious food. With a spacious area, you will never feel to cramped here.

Menu pick: Odette's complete is a definite winner every time.

9. The Botanist - CBD

Cafe, bar, florist, The Botanist has it all. Possibly the most hidden place in the City Works Depot, this place has an exciting menu and so much more than just food to offer.

Menu pick: The reuben here is another one you can't miss.

10. Best Ugly Bagels - CBD

One of Al Brown's many creations, this place makes the best bagels in NZ hands down. Right at the heart of the City Works Depot, and now Newmarket, you can't miss it.

Menu pick: If they have it, the Chickaboom will blow your mind, but the YODI is a great classic too.

11. Burger Burger - Ponsonby

Recently open for brunch on weekends, Burger Burger is unexpectedly just what you need and want to wake up to after a big night.

Menu Pick: The chicken burger is full of amazing flavour, but keep an eye out for their weekly specials.

12. Federal & Wolfe - CBD

Another amazing eatery in the heart of the city, this place has mastered all the brunch classics, and even made a few of its own.

Menu pick: You can't go past the salmon kedgeree and poached egg.

13. Shaky Isles - CBD

Shaky Isles may have recently branched out beyond the CBD, but it never hurts to stop by the original store for a fun morning and delicious meal.

Menu pick: Whilst their cabinet is stocked with an array of goodness, their eggs benedict is a healthy and delicious way to start your day.

14. Rad - Mt. Eden

OK, so it's a bit further out, but it's definitely worth it. Their food is never not exciting and there's always something new to try.

Menu pick: Anything in one of their squid ink buns.

15. The Federal Delicatessen - CBD

Another Al Brown establishment, The Fed is a great Kiwi take on American diner cuisine. No matter what you're after, they're bottomless coffee and awesome vibes guarantee a good time.

Menu pick: Maybe not the best brunch food, but their chicken sandwich is the best. Make sure you order it toasted with cheese, and make full use of the dipping gravy.

16. Rosie - Parnell

New on the scene, Rosie was crowned "Auckland Cafe of the Year" by Metro Magazine last year and has only gotten better. Its only a short walk to to Parnell’s most beautiful buildings so brunch and view is a very real possibility.

Menu pick: Smashed herbed eggs, pumpkin, house made halloumi, almonds.

17. Orphans Kitchen - Ponsonby

Supreme winner of "Auckland Cafe of the Year" for 2015, Orphans Kitchen is one of the most exciting cafes along Ponsonby Road. With a menu that changes every month, there’s always reason to go back.

Menu pick: Literally anything, it's all good!

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