Discover your new favourite breakfast destination with our list of Auckland central's top 7 breakfast spots. Starting the day off right is critical to getting into a good state of mind to make the most out of a day in the city. Whether you’re off to work or simply enjoying some personal time, a visit to any of the restaurants on our list will put a spring in your step. From relaxing light-filled interior spaces to great coffee and inspiring food, Auckland central's best breakfast spots will prepare you to tackle the day that awaits you.

Williams Eatery

Williams EateryG03/85 Daldy St

William’s Eatery is a popular family-owned cafe in Wynyard Quarter serving a Lebanese and Italian inspired menu. There is a strong emphasis on local products and supporting fellow vendors and business owners, from Flight Coffee to Garage Project beer and meat from the Grey Lynn Butchery. William’s Eatery clearly cares deeply about creating a meaningful experience for patrons and collaborating with other like minded businesses. Try their sweet corn waffle with caramelised strawberry and maple mascarpone or their herbed scramble with sourdough. Named the Supreme Winner on Metro's Top 50 Cafes list in 2019, as well as the winner of best service, William’s Eatery will no doubt become a favourite breakfast spot in the city centre.

Our breakfast pick: Granola (gf, vg) peach coconut yoghurt, pistachio, blueberries, $16


Remedy Coffee | 1 Wellesley St W

Looking for a laid-back spot to read and enjoy great coffee early in the morning? Drop by Remedy and get comfortable in their vintage leather couches or grab a stool and look out to the hustle and bustle of the city while you plan for the day ahead.

Our breakfast pick: Breakfast burrito (V), toasted wrap with spinach, salsa, egg, cheddar, jalapeños and homemade refried beans, $14

Rebel Rebel

Rebel Rebel | 104 Fanshawe Street 

Rebel Rebel is a quirky little café located in the Kauri Timber Building at 104 Fanshawe Street, with an all-day brunch menu featuring European-inspired dishes. For those lucky enough to be situated near-by during the working week, Rebel Rebel, whose doors are only open Monday-Friday, brings the Spanish and Scilian roots of its operators to the table with a diverse range of tapas-style dishes, a selection of takeaway sandwiches and pastries and Allpress roasted coffee. 

Our breakfast pick: Zucchini, carrot and feta loaf with poached eggs and smoked paprika hollandaise, $18

Exterior of bakery

The Store | 5B Gore St

Britomart's favorite versatile eatery is an easy choice when deciding where to enjoy a casual sit down or takeaway breakfast. Inspired by European dining experiences, The Store provides customers with an array of classic dishes which incorporate only the freshest local ingredients available.

Our breakfast pick: Smashed eggs, courgette, haloumi, almond, chilli salsa verde, $24

Daily Bread

Daily Bread Britomart | 30 Customs St E

Operating as a deli, a bakery and a cafe, Daily Bread does it all. With two new locations in the city centre and various others in the wider city, Daily Bread is fast becoming a well known spot amongst locals to go for delicious bread made daily. Bread is at the heart of many breakfast favourites, and at Daily Bread, you can order ciabatta with eggplant, roasted capsicum, kale and pesto, sourdough with three cheeses, or a baguette with chopped egg and chive. For something to drink, filter coffee is flowing all day, or there is even a lemon and dandelion kombucha for something a little bit different. 

Our breakfast pick: Pain au chocolat, $5.00

Pink Neon Sign

Pink Neon Sign Café | 35 High St

A newly opened café on High Street, Pink Neon sign is a plant based eatery owned and operated by women. With delicious coffee brewed by Eighthirty, tasty treats in the cabinet and on the menu, and a trendy and fun atmosphere, Pink Neon Sign will definitely deserve more than one visit. Pink Neon Sign Café is a great place to head to if you're looking for more Instagram content too - pink has never looked so good!

Our breakfast pick: Banana peanut butter and maple toast, $9.50


Neo | 34 Queen St

Located upstairs in Queens Arcade, Neo is a newcomer to downtown Auckland’s restaurant scene. Boasting an expansive balcony which overlooks lower Queen Street this is perfect place for early morning meetings or even just a coffee in the sun. Explore their Scandinavian-inspired menu with offerings such as the Bismarck pancake with cinnamon syrup, pearl sugar, cardamom ice cream and confit blueberries.

Our breakfast pick: Bismark pancake, confit blueberries, cardamom ice cream, $22

Last updated: 09 March 2021