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
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
Best Ugly Bagels
There is no going past a bagel for brunch, especially if it’s freshly hand-rolled and wood-fired, crispy on the outside with a deliciously chewy inside texture. The perfect spot if you’re looking for a bite on the go, or dine-in and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and outdoor fire tucked down the cobbled lanes between Kent & York Street. Our go-to is the Mean Joe Green – avocado, tomato and bacon. Yum!
3A York Street
A frequent haunt amongst the corporate sector of Carlton Gore Road, this coffee spot is also open all weekend as well. The coffee is always great, and their menu focuses on a simple but rustic approach to our beloved breakfast favourites.
110 Carlton Gore Road
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
Cali – All Day Eatery
Californian inspired and open all day, what more could you need! This sleek Nuffield Street eatery focuses on seasonal and Californian inspired food, so think epic tacos, green smoothies and breakfast bowls!
23-27 Nuffield Street
For a weekend health kick, Wise Cicada is the one-stop-shop. This organic café offers up a range of seasonal, organic and plant-based meals as well as a cabinet filled with raw sweet treats. The organic grocery store also has everything that’s needed for a healthy weekend lunch at home! You can find Wise Cicada tucked behind the Wilson Carpark at 80 Broadway – they have free parking too!
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