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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Probably one of the best breakfast’s I’ve eaten at a cafe! They were clearly busy on a Saturday morning, but the food came out quick and the staff were still smiley and helpful. I had the best scrambled eggs ever and the food was so...nicely presented. My 2 year old loved her smoothie. I will definitely go back next time we are in Auckland.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022

Coffee is roasted on site, is varied, ethically-sourced and divine. We visit for just coffee or breakfast or lunch once or twice most weeks. Menu to suit every imaginable taste and cabinet food is mouth-watering. Staff are friendly and efficient. Indoor and outdoor seating is...casual and comfortable and there is always a feeling that you are part of an international corner of the world, busy, buzzy and delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022

We go to Coffee Lab at least five times a week. The coffee is always very good and easily the best on the North Shore.The cheese scones are delicious. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A great place to go.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

Coffee useless! waisting of time and money going there. I wouldn't like any other customer to have an experience like me, of having burnt and too-hot coffee. When I talk to the staff about coffee and how hot it is the owner made a phone...call wanted to talk to me. She asked me what I do know about the coffee. She said to me that coffee is so expensive to make and they cant make another coffee. She also said the customers complained about cold coffee so, she said “ I asked all my staff to make it hot” It is very sad what kind of people are working in customer serves filled. Too sad to be true.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021

Went to Coffee Lab to have one of their famous pinwheel scones only to be told they are not made anymore! Why oh why?! Had a pot of stone cold tea (obviously only good at coffee!) and a savoury muffin which was actually an egg...quiche thing in a muffin paper. Weird. Why change a good thing Coffee Lab? So disappointingMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2020

Coffee Lab is an interesting place , it is very special and unique. How many places can you turn up to and get to choose your coffee beans ? Anna Roasts her beans on site and has a great selection. You can purchase a bag...of freshly roasted beans to take home. The food is Great the chef is creative thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 15 May 2020

We thought we would have a coffee and breakfast after lockdown and choose Coffee Lab on North Shore. Wrong decision on our part: When the breakfast food came it was tepid warm, my eggs bene well the sauce was room temperature and eggs cool. Not...nice at all.My partner his scrambled eggs were undercooked, with water on the plate from them not being cooked enough and an insipid white colour .The coffee could also have been hotter but the flavour was great. We told the waitress about the tepidness of our food and she offered to recook but we refused - when we left she asked us how our meal was- obviously didnt take on board our compaint! From what I could see no one else was ordering food so definitely that was not the problem of them being slammed -far from it. I think this is really poor as there are many places to eat and to not even been considered for taking a coffee or two or meal off the bill, it will be our last visit re eating there. We were more than taken back at not having to give our name and contact at this level 3 as all other places are doing.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Amazing coffee! Delicious food, even the banana bread which I usually stay from as it’s notoriously dry at most cafes, but it was moist and so full of flavour! This is my go to place always!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

went there to catch up with friends. i went in the back side of cafe to sit as we have a baby and 6 of us can have some space proper catch up, but realized the fancy looking coffee bean machine( don't know how to...call it) is quite loud and don't think my baby is gona have a good time in that condition. then asked a staff if we could sit at the front, she was helpful and helped me put two tables together, just as i was trying to attach baby seat, the owner( i double checked with a staff to found out she was) came to us and asked us to move, i told her about the noise and she said she doesnt want the tables put together as it ruins the design, its not how she liked it and they just moved here. i was shocked and did not know what to say?! i went blank for like 10secs, i mean how on earth an owner would say this to a customer???? then she pointed the table next to counter, a table sits four was what she suggested!!! i was gonna leave aye, but i didn't want to waste time drive to another cafe and baby has to be home before next nap i don't have whole afternoon. you thought this was the end of story right, just as we were trying to figure out how we seat ourselves she came to us again with her attitude voice: "you don't want to sit at back because of the noice so this is the only table" and walked away. just like that. a cafe owner won't let us sit comfortably by put two tables together just because she doesn't like it and doesn't match the design of the whole look, it is not like we will block anyone else or move hell lot furnitures to disturb other customers , just because she does not like the look. by the way, those two tables were like 10cm away from each other so they are very close anyways. open cafe to public isn't just have good coffee but also make customers feel welcomed, we did not feel this way. i was upset whole night and could not sleep so here i am, writing it down, I'm not trying to get someone to apologize about her attitude or anything, don't think she cared our reviews by the look of it anyways, but let it out at-least make me feel better. iv already put on social media different apps about the story, hope no one else got treated like us. won't go there ever again, period.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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AnnaMcGregor, Owner at Coffee Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2022

Dear Yun, I’ve just read this and it’s simply not true 😢 customers move tables all the time and it definitely wasn’t me as I’ve never said anything about the design. The only thing we need to watch is access for food and coffee delivery...More

Reviewed 8 May 2019

Great Cafe full of an infectious buzz. Was busy but everyone was on to it and the food and coffee came in good time. . Had a mushroom pinwheel which was just SO delicious. Will definitely be going back next time we visit Auckland. The...coffee itself was on another level superb deep flavours. Loved the idea of being able to choose a bean and roast knowing who grew the beans and where. Big thumbs up.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 26 April 2019

We come here alot, it is hit and miss with how busy it is and sometimes if there is an event on at the North harbour centre then it will be extra busy. The coffee is very good and you can choose from about 3...on the list, all are good depending on your palate. Food is yummy, if you are getting a cooked breakfast or just want a scone or tart you won't be disappointed. From a $$ perspective, all I can say is you get what you pay for. We love it here as we are within walking distance and I like my coffee and only have 1 a day and I want it to be a good one. I hope you like this place as much as we do!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019

Interesting experience at this cafe. You would think a simple order of just 2 coffees would not be that hard to deal with? but apparently it is. The guy who served us at this cafe seemed to be having a helluva lot of trouble on...the front counter taking coffee orders, with us having to repeat our order 4 times (seriously) He then said he was new to the cafe, yet then another customer came up to the counter and said to him "oh hi I remember you from when you worked here before". After repeating the order three times, he then told us he was "confused" about the order We then gave him the order again Later one of the other cafe staff said he was a relative of the owner, and from what we could see seemed to imply as to that being why he got the job in the first placeMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Grabbed a quick lunch here and was pleasantly pleased. The mushroom in white wine on toast was excellent and I wished that I had more space to sample the other items on the menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Now excuse the pronunciation but I had the Guatemalan beans - by far the best coffee I have tasted in New Zealand. This quirky little find was an absolute breakfast dream. The coffee really is something to make the extra KM’s for.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I not very happy very expensive place and not very nice hold and not finish the food isn’t good 45 minutes for this plate a big joke and the price $19 you looking for after the hollandaise sauce spinach no seasoning the bread to much...cookMore

Date of visit: November 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4