Brunch is such a wonderful way to spend some quality time with friends or family and set your day on the right path. We have rounded up the city’s freshest, brightest, most seasonally aligned morning meals for your inspiration. Add a post-brunch stroll along the water’s edge or through Victoria Park with takeaway coffee in hand and you will be winning at life.
Homeland | 11 Westdrive Drive
Dubbed the ''food embassy for Aotearoa and the Pacific'', Homeland is a dining room, film studio, cooking school, food innovation hub and community space - and a top place to head to for brunch! Whether you're stopping in to take away one of their iconic cheese scones or Homeland frappes, or sitting in to devour their must-try Turkish eggs with whipped garlic yoghurt and aleppo chilli butter toast, there's something for everyone.
The Pantry | 99 Halsey Street
Located on the corner of Halsey Street and overlooking Karanga Plaza, The Pantry offers beautiful water views and a relaxed ambience, perfect for brunch on the weekend with friends or family. The menu offers so many tasty options that are all worth trying, and it is always hard to choose, but their potato cake with mushroom, halloumi, spinach, hummus and a poached egg is a delicious new addition to the menu.
La Petite Fourchette | 9 Britomart Place and Daldy Street
Inspired by the authentic French “Boulangerie-Pâtisserie’ that you find in any town in France, La Petite Fourchette brings a little touch of France right to the city centre. Along with the cabinet food and mouthwatering pastries, there is an a la carte brunch menu on offer to satisfy your every need. Make sure to try the Pain Perdu Brioché - a homemade brioche French toast served with caramelised banana, vanilla creme fraiche, candied walnuts, bacon & maple syrup.
Williams Eatery | 85 Daldy Street
Williams is an eatery for people who love good food and drinks with great company. The service is excellent and the menu is designed to showcase the high-quality, organic and free range produce from local suppliers. Need we say more? Try out the market fish scramble with celery, crispy chilli & citrus as pictured above (gf, df). It's divine!
Scarecrow | Cnr Victoria St & Kitchener St
The chefs at urban farmers market/kitchen/florist hybrid Scarecrow cook with the same artisan seasonal produce you see on their shelves. If you're popping in for brunch, you're in for a treat. From shakshuka, to tahini & banana breakfast puddings, free-range omelettes and filled bagels, it's almost certain decision making will be hard!
Amano | 66 - 68 Tyler St
Brunch at Amano demands starting with an artisanal house-baked French-style pastry - try a pain au chocolat or a madeleine. Once your pastry needs have been satisfied, you can move on to the Italian-inspired a la carte menu. The menu changes so frequently we can't predict what you'll find, but it's bound to be fresh and hyper seasonal - at the time of writing, the poached egg with prosciutto, smashed potato & chilli was just the ticket.
Chuffed | 43 High St
You can always count on Chuffed for a brunch slightly outside the box in the very best of ways. Their fresh space has you forgetting you're in the middle of the city with its bright and tucked away conservatory-inspired vibes. As for the menu, indulge in their house made crumpets - our eyes are on their house made black forest crumpet served with cherry compote, chocolate, mascarpone and macadamia.