Searching for a light bite, a takeaway treat, or just can't quite decide on what you fancy from the normal menu? Check out our selection of cafés in the city centre which boast the best cabinet options we've seen - from sweet to savoury and beyond!


Scarecrow | 33 Victoria St E

Known for its focus on organic produce as well as its urban farmer's market vibes with a selection of local food, boutique wine and beer, beverages, chocolates, flowers and gifts on offer, Scarecrow also unsurprisingly has a great selection of fresh cabinet food. From a New York Cheesecake to a Tarte Tatin, choose what tickles your fancy and enjoy it with a hot drink made with care.

Rude Boy Deli and Eatery

Rude Boy Deli & Eatery | 34 Sale St

Rude Boy Deli & Eatery is a light and airy addition to the Auckland brunch scene. Their cabinet food is both visually stunning as well as bursting with flavour. If you are wanting a sweet treat to go with your cheeky second cappuccino after a big breakfast, then Rude Boy will deliver accordingly.

Tart Bakery

Tart Bakery | 7/21 Queen St

A paradise among plant-based foodies, Tart Bakery is full of cabinet food ranging from delicious savoury pies to donuts, pastries and massive sandwiches. With a new location opened up in the bustling Commercial Bay, stop by on your lunch break and indulge in some mouth-watering vegan goodness.

Major Sprout

Major Sprout | 21 Graham St

Major Sprout, a stylish Auckland café staple, offers a great selection of cabinet food in addition to their eye-catching kitchen menu. Conceived by the team behind Dear Jervois, the café culture is executed smoothly with friendly service and gram-worthy dishes. Order one of the flavoursome smoothies like the Sprouting Green or the Peanut Buttercup along with some tasty morsels from the cabinet. With plentiful raw, vegan, gluten free options on display, there is something for everyone.


Chuffed | 43 High St

Tucked away on High St, Chuffed is a hidden gem that is worth multiple visits with multiple friends. Earnest and down to earth service paired with good-quality coffee and a vast array of cabinet food, Chuffed is strongly cemented as a go-to café destination in the city. Scrumptious cabinet options include a Cubano, Poached Chook sandwich, and an indulgent Rocky Road slice.

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Misters | G/12 Wyndham St

When it comes to cabinet food done right, look no further than Misters. Everything they make is 100% gluten and dairy free, with an emphasis on organic wholefoods. Packaged in takeaway containers that are made from plants and are entirely compostable, pop into Misters and take a look at what they have on offer.

Remedy Coffee

Remedy Coffee | 1 Wellesley St W

On a rainy afternoon, pop into Remedy Coffee for a coffee and a sweet treat from the cabinet. The options are delectable, from almond croissants to lemon loaf and rhubarb and custard brioche - plus the cosy at-home vibes and friendly staff will make you never want to leave!

The Store

The Store | 5B Gore Street

From Monday to Friday, pop into the Store for your morning coffee. Make sure to grab a delicious pastry and then wander along the waterside to enjoy.

The Lunchroom

The Lunchroom | Level 1/45 Queen Street

What a better way to start your day than  getting a freshly baked scone from The Lunchroom? If you're looking for something a little bit more filling, we recommend you to get one of their delicious lunch special!

Last updated: 07 September 2020