Tucked away in the cobbled pavements of Newmarket’s side streets, you’ll find a trove of Auckland’s most popular food and coffee spots. Whether it’s caffeine, burgers or bagels that you’re after, you will find a few of our favourites in Osborne Lane.
There is always room for ice-cream when it’s Duck Island Ice Cream, the Newmarket parlour sits pretty in pink, and scoops up premium quality ice cream served with house-made waffle cones or cookies. They have all the classics, but are known for their outrageous but unbelievably tasty flavour combinations, think raspberry coconut coriander or blackberry sage and honey!
8/2-8 Osborne street | @duckislandicecream
Best Ugly Bagels
Best Ugly Bagels serves exactly that – the best bagels! Hand rolled and wood fired, with a selection of sweet and savoury topping options, they are the perfect grab-and-go comfort food (although if you do dine in, sit outside and enjoy the fire). We highly recommend the King Salmon- smoked King salmon, cream cheese, capers, dill, onion and lemon juice!
3A York Street | bestugly.co.nz
Image via: @vegetarian_mamma
If you haven’t been to Burger Burger, have you even been to Auckland? Home to arguably Auckland’s best burgers, the popular eatery has become an icon of happy tummies in Newmarket. Nestled in Osborne Lane, it’s ideal for that midweek team lunch or a burger before the movies. We can’t go past their potato skins!
3B York Street | burgerburger.co.nz
The Candy Shop
The newest addition to Newmarket’s ever- growing eatery stable, The Candy Shop is the brainchild of three friends and the teams behind Major Sprout and Simon & Lee. A modern take on Kiwi food with a Korean twist, the eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is already featuring regularly on social media feeds. They serve a bit of everything from decadent pancakes with candy floss, to their famous Korean Fried Chicken!
2-8 Osborne Lane | @thecandyshopnz
Image via: @roro.eats
Once a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop, Camper Coffee, is now an extension of The Candy Shop, and can be found nestled just behind its bigger counterpart. The coffee here is some of Newmarket’s best; paired with one of their in-house baked treats, it’s a match made in heaven.
2-8 Osborne Lane | @camper_coffee
Image via: @jjang.yongjii