Most people know Carlton Gore Road as Newmarket’s corporate sector, however this sprawling street has more to offer than just office buildings. From cafes, to gyms, yoga studios, furniture stores and everything in between, here is a guide to all you need to know about Carlton Gore Road.
Newmarket is well-known for the plethora of health and fitness offerings, with a wide range of services to suit any style. If you head just off Carlton Gore Road and onto Morgan Street you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to an early morning workout or quick lunch-time sweat. If it’s a slow burn you’re after – Peak Pilates and Sweat Yoga have got you covered, for that high-octane training head to CrossFit Newmarket. If you’re running out of time before that mid-winter getaway? F45 will help you get beach-body ready with their famous 8-week challenge. For a heart-racing spin-class, Westward Cycle incorporate high intensity classes with motivating beats and a dimly lit work-out space. If dancing is your choice of work-out, Movementum Studio will be sure to inject some fun into your day with hip-hop routines and dance classes for all levels. Just around the corner, on the main road, Flex Fitness offer a state-of-the-art training experience for all fitness levels and goals, and they’re open 24 hours a day. Their HIIT and boxing classes are perfect for an early morning sweat sesh before work.
With the corporate sector having a strong foothold in Carlton Gore Road, there is an extensive array of food and drink, especially if you are looking for something on the go. If it’s a spot for a meeting or a team catch up, Mutual Friends Espresso have got a serene space on Morgan Street inside QB Studios, serving up fresh Allpress coffee and cabinet food that’s not to be missed. Hello Mister have recently joined Carlton Gore Road’s lunch line-up and it is with good reason that the line is out the door come 12pm every weekday. The team serve up fresh Vietnamese street food that is quick and easy. Right next door, The Kind Project are set to open their doors very soon offering up a health-kick in the form of salads, smoothies and bliss balls. When you’re in a rush or heading between meetings, Pita Pit is the ultimate for a healthy and convenient pita or salad. If it’s sushi you’re craving, Carlton Gore is not short of options – we rounded up Newmarket’s best spots here. We know it’s easy to always hit the same spots when it comes to Sunday brunch, but we recommend trying Gilli Café, Carlton Gore Road Café and Billy for your next weekend feast.
When it comes to getting your daily coffee, most of us have our favourite blend and local spot that we frequent all too often, however if you find yourself wanting to test the waters just along the road, there are many options to choose from. Santos Coffee offer a range of different beans and blends, serving up delicious brews from Monday to Friday – have a coffee in the sunshine before heading over the road for a walk around the Auckland Domain. Volt is a Carlton Gore Road staple for a coffee to-go open from 6:30am for the early risers, and Mojo is the perfect spot for an afternoon meeting, or if you need a space to set up for a day of clearing your inbox.
Carlton Gore Road is also home to some of Newmarket’s most popular specialty stores – The Wine Cave is the ultimate hidden gem when it comes to experiencing wine. The team are experts in all things vino, and they offer a range of services from tastings, events, wine retail and their very own wine club!
Speaking of specialty stores, did you know that Kingdon Street is home to Auckland’s very own Russian and Eastern European specialty supermarket? Skazka has everything you need to taste the flavours of Europe, including Polish and Romanian delicacies. Their expansive Deli selection and gourmet offering has been carefully chosen and directly imported.
Some of Newmarket’s favourite shopping spots are also located on the popular strip.
We recommend a visit to Nature Baby. Whether you are looking for your own little ones or need a gift for an expecting friend, a nephew, a niece or any other tiny human in your life. The family business specialises in innovative and organic baby-wear and products that are gentle on the little ones and on the environment.
Just around the corner on Clayton Street, Collected is best known for its fun, colourful and quirky finds. Offering a carefully curated selection of homewares and gifts sourced from all over the world, the space is a riot of colour, shapes and objects and will be sure to offer up some inspiration when searching for that missing piece for your home. If you’re looking for a birthday, wedding, or present of any kind, this is hidden gem is a favourite.
Ultimate Living offer an exclusive range of modern, contemporary Italian furniture, so if you’re looking to update your space or just want some elegant inspiration their store is open 7 days a week.
Newmarket is well-known for the plethora of beauty clinics and treatments, and the latest to join that line-up is Lumiere Aesthetics. The clinic specialises in all things skin – with LED tight therapy on offer, hydra-facials, skin peels and much more. CosLab also offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments including facials, acne treatments and cellulite treatments.
Alongside the myriad of cafes and stores, Carlton Gore Road has got you covered when it comes to your daily errands with Meg’s Tailoring – Auckland’s go-to for all clothing repairs and alteration services. A short walk away, Aevita’s Dentistry have been a Newmarket staple for over twenty years. If it is a specialist orthopaedic and spine surgeon you need, Michael J Barnes private practice is based at 98 Carlton Gore Road. Trinity MRI are also located just down the road.
So, whether it’s a facial, brunch, team meeting or Pilates class, Carlton Gore Road has everything you need for a day out in Newmarket.