Enjoy your sleep in, roll out of bed, call your friends and mosey into the central city for a bite at our top 5 delicious brunch spots this weekend.

  • The Culpeper
    Ease into your day with a leisurely brunch right on Auckland's beautiful waterfront. The Culpeper has just started serving a delicious breakfast menu with their signature southern flair. 
    Our pick: Huevos Rancheros with Salash chorizo, pinto beans, fried egg, jalapenos, sour cream.


  • Ima Cuisine
    This Fort Street restaurant is now a combo of Ima Cuisine and Ima Deli with absolutely moreish Israeli fare on offer. 
    Our pick: Shaksuka - spicy, slow roasted tomatoes with home-made Moroccan merguaez sausages and two poached free-range eggs. Messy but amazing. 

  • Ortolana
    The perfect place to fuel up before some Britomart shopping is Ortolana. These dishes might seem simple on paper but get ready to be wowed when your order is up.
    Our pick: The folded egg with a succulent sausage, grilled heirloom tomatoes, avocado and chilli. 

  • Federal & Wolfe 
    This is the kind of bustling central city cafe that you can eat at every weekend - with plenty of classic brunchy dishes with a healthy twist, there's always something new to try. 
    Our pick: The sweetcorn and halloumi fritters with a herby citrus sour cream - and don't forget the loaded french toast for dessert too. 

  • Major Sprout
    This is an airy, bright and beautiful cafe on Graham Street which (and we're so happy about this) will be open 7 days a week from Feb 29. Grab a table and get ready for some spectacular eats along with bellisimo coffee. 
    Our pick: The big fill, obviously -  with house cured bacon, sous-vide pork belly, baked beans, poached eggs and sourdough. Epic. 



Last updated: 31 May 2021