Set just one street back from bustling central Queen Street, Lorne Street is a hip hub for internationally inspired cuisine and unique clothing boutiques. A day spent here is one of relaxation and leisure as you as you float from restaurant to tea house to fashion space and back again. Lorne Street is all about enjoyment so head down discover all that this historic street has to offer.

The Kimchi Project | 20 Lorne Street 


From intimate coffee dates to new food adventures, this little Korean fusion restaurant which combines a fresh approach to fusion cuisine with the charm of beautifully designed interiors filled with foliage is a space of exciting possibilities. Open from early morning to late in the evening pop in for a quick morning brew or settle in for a relaxing lunch and try their Kimchi Spag Pasta with pan fried prawns.

Scotties | 3 Lorne St 

Clothes on display

Direct from the runways of Paris and Milan to the streets of Auckland, Scotties is one of the city’s few fashion retailers to stock coveted high-end international labels such as Lemaire, COMME des GARÇONS and Acne Studio. Find an outfit for your big moment with the help of wonderful staff as they guide you through their fresh collections.

Olivia | 22B Lorne Street

Earrings on display

This independent, homegrown Auckland womenswear label offers a range of garments and accessories which can be incorporated into your everyday wardrobe. Olivia reflects a sophisticated, cool and quirky style inspired by Korean and New Zealand fashion. Combine a pair of cute gold earrings with a cosy knit sweater and support this local up and coming designer.

Gong Cha | Shop 7, 38 Lorne Street (link back to tea story)

Milkshake on table

How do you take your bubble tea? Hot, cold, or with extra pearls? Experience the international sensation for yourself by visiting everyone's favourite Taiwanese bubble tea house Gong Cha. Create your perfect flavour combination then sip away as you sit outside in Khartoum Place and plan your next move.

Tsujiri | 10-14 Lorne Street


Be invigorated by the tradition of Japanese tea at Tsujiri. Here the tradition of matcha tea is extended into other delicious offerings such as ice cream and cappuccinos. Japanese culture is known for its attention to detail and this store is no exception. Incredible high ceilings provide room for detailed illustrations of menus and tea making processes. Enjoy a truly unique tea experience with a visit to Tsujiri.

Sunny Town China Taste | 10-14 Lorne Street

Man holding tray of dumplings

Bringing a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine to Auckland, Sunny Town offers noodles, buns, dumplings and much more. Walking by you might see a small crowd gathered as the chefs are stationed in the front window where the delicate techniques of the dumpling making process is on full display. For the full experience watch your dumplings being made then settle in for a shared dining experience. 

Last updated: 21 August 2019