The best cafes in Auckland 2016

The Metro Top 50 cafes, listed by area.

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Central City

Best Ugly Bagels
BEST FOR: Fire-side eating in the winter, takeaway brunch on the way to the beach in summer. Havana coffee
City Works Depot

The Botanist
BEST FOR: Original brunch food with easy parking. Three Beans coffee
City Works Depot

Chuffed
BEST FOR: Inner-city meetings. Chuffed coffee
43 High St

Eighthirty High St
BEST FOR: Coffee (of course). Eighthirty coffee
Ground floor, 35 High St

Federal Delicatessen
BEST SERVICE. Havana or Coffee Supreme
86 Federal St

Greedy Guts
BEST CAFE WITH 20 SEATS OR FEWER. Atomic coffee
44 Wellesly St West

Ima
BEST FOR: Brilliant comfort food downtown. Be.Specialty coffee
53 Fort St

The Lunchroom
BEST FOR: A smart lunch in an oasis of inner-city calm. Kokako coffee
Level 1, 45 Queen St

Major Sprout
BEST FOR: Inventive cuisine at both ends of the healthy-eating spectrum. Flight coffee
21 Graham St.

Misters
BEST FOR: Vegetarian food that excites. Misters coffee
12 Wyndham St

Oaken
BEST FOR: Lunch meetings on your own dime. Allpress, Eighthirty or Peoples coffee
130 Quay St

Odettes
SUPREME WINNER BEST CAFE. Odettes blend
City Works Depot

Ortolana
BEST FOR: Downtown people-watching. Allpress coffee
The Pavilions, 31 Tyler St

Scratch Headquarters
BEST FOR: An indulgent morning tea. Three Beans coffee
5 Graham St

Top coffee specialists: 

Three Beans
City Works Depot 

be.specialty
57 Fort St

Supreme Seafarers
52 Tyler St, Britomart