Brunching, and living in Auckland go hand-in-hand, and it’s no secret that our city has some of the most Insta-worthy breakfast spots in the world. Hunting for the perfect place to sit and enjoy an eggs bene or smashed avo in the sunshine can be exhausting, so we have rounded up a list of Sunday brunch spots that are not to be missed and they are all right here in Newmarket.
Little & Friday
Located on McColl Street, Little & Friday has a cult following. From their legendary donuts, and wide array of cabinet treats, to poached eggs and seasonal breakfasts. This light-filled Newmarket café is perfect for weekend indulgences.
11 McColl Street
L’Atelier du Fromage
Tucked away just around the corner, this bustling deli is like being transported to the lively streets of Paris. With fresh baguettes, cheese, coffee and pastries to suit every sleepy Sunday morning. After brunch, we recommend heading upstairs to Maison Vauron’s popular wine cellar and pick up a French varietal or three.
3-5 McColl Street
Fix & Fogg
Peanut butter lovers, this one is for you! Fix & Fogg’s window in the heart of Osborne Lane is the perfect option for a quick, no fuss brunch. Choose your toast topping, or one of their special breakfast bowls, and you’re good to go! We can’t go past the PB&J – a fresh hunk of sourdough, oozing with smooth F&F peanut butter and topped with jam and freeze dried raspberries.
4a Kent Street
Easily one of the most Instagrammable brunch spots in town, Bambina offers up a consistently fabulous range of food and fresh Supreme coffee. A few of our menu must-haves include their iconic Ricotta Hot Cakes or their healthy Buddha Bowl. These dishes feature consistently across our social media feeds, adorned with fresh flowers and fresh produce. The cafe itself is well known to Aucklanders and visitors alike.
3/25 Teed Street
The Candy Shop
The Candy Shop is a welcome addition to the cluster of luxury boutiques and eateries that are housed in Osborne Lane. Blending European and Korean flavours, this cosy spot is open all day. For a brunch that is a little different, we suggest the Simon & Lee Korean Fried Chicken or for the sweet tooth, the pancakes (complete with fairy floss and Duck Island ice cream!) are hard to beat.
2-8 Osborne Lane
Teed Street Larder
This iconic Newmarket cafe underwent a revamp in 2017 and has a fresh new feel, with incredible staff and always delicious food. Teed Street Larder sits in the heart of Newmarket and is a much loved haunt for locals. With unbeatable brioches, an array of fresh sandwiches and a menu that’s not to be missed, the Larder’s sunny courtyard is the perfect spot to sit amongst the weekend hustle and bustle of Teed Street.
7 Teed Street
This upmarket, day-time eatery offers a modern menu with something to suit everyone. Their iconic avocado, lime, chilli and pistachio on toast is unbeatable or for a sweet tooth cornbread French toast is also perfect for a little Sunday indulgence. Not only is their food top-notch, these guys really know their stuff when it comes to roasting, grinding and brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
22 Melrose Street
With views over the Auckland Domain and the Museum, Billy is perfectly relaxed and one of our top picks for a lazy Sunday morning. An Asian twist on the classic breakfast favourites makes room for every kind of craving. Insider tip: Hash Brown Stack is one not to miss, as well as Creamy Mushrooms that could very well be the best we have ever encountered.
79 Carlton Gore Road
Pearl Garden – Yum Cha, two words that are synonymous with Sunday afternoons for many Aucklanders. When it comes to choosing the perfect spot, Pearl Garden is unbeatable. A family-run business that has been in Newmarket for over 40 years, our favourite Yum Cha spot never fails to deliver perfectly authentic dishes for a wholesome Sunday sit-down.
Level 1, 1 Teed St
These guys need no introduction, as most Aucklanders will be more than familiar with the name that is Daily Bread. Whether you’re an almond croissant lover, pie eater, toasted sammy muncher, or you simply just love bakery food (cc: everyone) this is THE spot to hit on a Sunday.
8/10 Morrow Street (inside Citta)