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465 Mount Eden Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
+64 9-631 7184
07:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous spot. Really good friendly service and yummy food. We all chose the potatoe Rosti stack with poached eggs, spinach and hot salmon. Good coffee, good spot. Will be back on future Auckland visits.

Thank MarcoAust
Whanganui, New Zealand
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313 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up in Auckland for the day and was between morning and afternoon meetings, driving along saw Alter and thought lets try there on the off-chance. Best decision in a long time. Being lunch time it was busy but the helpful chap behind the counter gave us menus to decide and then got us seated at a table as soon as... More 

Thank crosis
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have found this cafe by chance and were extremely pleased and had a few breakfasts there. Very good and reasonably priced selection of eggs and - rarely for NZ- omelettes with various sides/fillings, home made muesli, some other dishes and superb coffee. Omelette is one of the most tender I ever had. Service is very friendly and efficient. Highly... More 

Thank Anna M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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240 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch today, parking right out the front of restaurant. Whom, I presume is the Manager was a lovely friendly man who welcomed us in when we arrived and I noted he welcomed everyone and personally took people to their seats. We both had the corn fritters but one with sweet chilli sauce, sour cream and one... More 

Thank funfoodies1
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My parents came up from the south island and they wanted a decent breakfast, we drove down Mount Eden road and stumbled across this gem of a cafe. The food was priced very well and the breakfasts were amazing. Dad was stoked as a goat with his lamb cutlet in amongst his big brekkie. We left with very full tummy... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We drove past this place heading into Mt Eden and turned around to give it a go. Best decision ever! I had the big breakfast which was your usual price at any cafe, I think it was around $23 or so. When it came out a few minutes later I couldn't believe the amount of food on my plate! They... More 

Thank 848mattt
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Good quality food; great size meals; value for money. Spacious surroundings with off street parking, and very pleasant staff. Highly recommended. AND no public holiday surcharge!

Thank mcavty
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Best breakfast in Auckland. Not only are meals delicious, they are also good value for money. Definitely recommend for breakfast/brunch. Staff are lovely and very helpful

Thank ShereeHop
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Every few months I visit my mother in the retirement village next door, usually staying a few days. The staff at the altar consistently make the best coffee and really know their clients. They treat the elderly clients with respect and make them feel valued, something rarely seen in 2017! Simply cannot fault this venue.

Thank Kathy R
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had brunch here again today and as usual the meal was excellent and the service friendly. Very glad they were open on a public holiday, as that allowed us to soak up some rays in their sunny courtyard.

Thank SFZinggPeel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Mount Eden Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-631 7184

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?