No visit to New Zealand would be complete without enjoying some of the superb coffee that’s on offer. Maybe I’m a little bias, but I think Auckland has some of the best cafes in the country, so I’m pleased to share my top tips on where to find a New Zealand quality coffee on your next visit.
Funky laid back interiors with quality food and coffee have made Shaky Isles a popular brand among locals. Their Britomart location is especially great for taking a break while shopping or eyeing up those hot shot downtown execs.
Nearest Station: Britomart | 22 Customs St East, Downtown Auckland (Multiple locations)
Perfect for catch ups with friends or weekday freelancers, this tranquil inner city cafe will have you feeling like you’re at a yoga retreat. For something a little different, try their Spiced Mocha and if it takes your fancy, they do actually run yoga classes in the Ivy Studio upstairs.
Nearest Station: Kingsland | 503 New North Rd, Kingsland
Ain’t got much time? This inner city situation will sort you out with just the caffeine boost you need, pronto!
Nearest Station: Britomart | 6 Durham St East, Auckland CBD (Multiple locations)
Doubleshot Espresso Bar
Hop off the ferry and up the hill because anyones first stop on Waiheke Island should be Doubleshot Espresso Bar in the heart of Oneroa village. Now it’s time to slow down, you’re here! So order your Havana Coffee to “have in” their outdoor seating area and you’ll be treated to a uniquely selected ceramic mug experience.
Nearest Station: Britomart (for the downtown ferry terminal) | 114 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Where the rich and “famous” (in New Zealand) live and the young professionals go to hang out and drink coffee. Always well followed by some boutique browsing or a strong drink of another kind.
Nearest Station: Closer to Inner Link Bus Stop | 7 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
Remember your Keep Cup when you pop in at Eight-Thirty. Dotted around the city they’re the perfect place to go when you don’t know where to go! Uncomplicated and reliable.
Nearest Station: Britomart | 35 High St, Auckland CBD (Multiple locations)
If you have a little extra time to get around Auckland, check this one out not far from Kingsland. The people of Crave Cafe not only serve some of the best coffee on this planet, but all their profits go back toward the community. In more ways than one, it’s a feel good place to be.
Nearest Station: Morningside | 6 Morningside Drive, Morningside
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