Looking for somewhere away from the crowds to enjoy that Saturday morning post-gym breakfast? Or planning your next date night and need a pre-movie restaurant to dine at? Newmarket’s leafy Nuffield Street offers both of these and more. From quick, hole-in-the-wall cafes, to traditional Vietnamese and Korean restaurants, slices of Europe and a light and spacious modern café perfect for brunch, there’s something for everyone on Nuffield Street. Plus, if you park in the Nuffield Street carpark, your first 2 hours is free with the Westfield Plus app!
Cali – All Day Eatery
With its light, chic and California influenced decor, Cali – All Day Eatery is a popular breakfast, lunch and dinner spot with locals. Its spacious interior makes it the perfect spot for quiet work meetings or large friend group gatherings during weekend lunches. Our tip? Sit by one of the large sun-filled glass windows and watch the world go by.
Must try: Cali’s Jelly Tip French Toast is a breakfast game-changer. House-made brioche served with berries, mascarpone and dark chocolate – there’s no better way to start your weekend!
Down towards the southern end of Nuffield Street is HanSan, a traditional Vietnamese restaurant serving the freshest Southeast Asian cuisine you’ll find. Known for their excellent and speedy service and delicious traditional noodle soups, HanSan is a popular mid-week lunch spot for locals and attracts diners from all over Auckland at night time.
Must try: If we’re ordering for one, HanSan’s curry chicken noodles is often a repeat order, but if we’re catching up with friends, nothing beats HanSan’s combination Steam Boat.
55 Nuffield Street
09 523 3988
Faro re-opened in March this year, a welcome return of the popular Korean barbecue for local regulars. Faro’s extensive menu is centred around traditional Korean grilling, soups and seafood, with plenty of options for group-style dining too.
Must try: Faro’s Ara traditional grill set (to be shared between two) is delicious and great value for money. We also love their Kimchi Jjim, a thick spicy stew cooked with pork and kimchi.
Little Nuffield Café
Grabbing a coffee-to-go while you shop along Newmarket’s leafy streets? Or need to pick up a quick bite before you head back to your desk? Stop by Little Nuffield Café where you’ll find the perfect flat white and an impressive assortment of delicious cabinet food.
Must try: Little Nuffield Cafés’ Vanilla latte. It’s been known to get us through several mid-morning meetings.
15A Nuffield Street
09 520 3801
Massimo Newmarket & Coffee Roastery
If you consider yourself a coffee aficionado, you’ll be right at home at Caffe Massimo where they roast their own 100% Arabica coffee beans daily. With floor to ceiling bi-fold doors and outdoor seating on the pavement, it’s a great place for breakfast or brunch in the sunshine.
Must try: Massimo’s grilled halloumi bruschetta is a firm team favourite for us!
Nadu Espresso Bar
There’s a cool vibe about Nadu, a quaint little café and juice bar tucked down the far end of Nuffield Street. From the bicycles on the wall to the abundance of green plants that greet you as you enter, this little hidden gem serves the best cakes and cabinet food alongside a variety of teas, coffees and fresh juices.
Must try: Nadu’s iced Fairtrade Kokako coffee is the perfect pick-me-up on a sunny summer afternoon.
Well known as the home of the best Spanish cuisine in Auckland, Tasca’s Newmarket eatery transports you to the cobbled streets of Spain. Serving delicious traditional Spanish tapas, live music and the best Sangria we’ve ever had, it’s a popular favourite with locals for a leisurely lunch or quick dinner before catching a movie.
Must try: You simply can’t go past Tasca’s famous paella!