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$4 - $22
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great Coffee!
1. Great Coffee!
"barista's were very friendly, loved the coffee, will be back."
Kiwi_traveller16
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2. Amazing Food!
2. Amazing Food!
"friendly waitress and they did me up a delicious salad "
Anthony K
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3. Great Location!
3. Great Location!
"my go-to breakfast spot for the last 15 years of travel to Auckland"
PDCoates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast based on the reviews. Beware this is a mini chain restaurant (6-7) so make sure you check the address as of not all of them are ranked equal. Cute little cafe with excellent coffee and breakfast. Gluten free options also. A...little more pricy than the rest of the cafes but based on location/food/coffee I would still recommended if budget is not an issue.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

The service was warm and friendly. We had breakfast there. Their eggs Benedict with bacon was delicious. I loved the House Hash Cake that replaced the bread. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It nicely complemented the eggs, bacon and hollandaise. My...husband had the Melba Grill and said everything was cooked perfectly, soft poached eggs. Tasty Manuka bacon and sauce. If you are in Auckland City we highly recommend Melba for breakfast.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Melba Vulcan Lane, General Manager at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2022

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the breakfast. See you next time!

Reviewed 11 January 2024

Great food. We had a table of 4. All meals came out together beautifully presented and hot. Centrally located. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pranav Meelu, Owner at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2024

Thank You for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed our lovely breakfast menu 🤗

Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Really delicious food and friendly staff. It was nicely located away from the busy Main Street but close enough for the downtown vibe. Everything was delicious, including the beverages. Happy find.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pranav Meelu, Owner at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you for your lovely words, look forward to seeing you guys next time ✌️ Kind Regards Team Melba Vulcan

Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our coffee and brunch at Melba. The Bombay Mince was a unique and tasty breakfast option. The real star of the show was the coffee and croissant.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pranav Meelu, Owner at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Thank you, so glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast, coffee & croissants. See you next time ✌️ - Team MELBA Vulcan

Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Had breakfast, Turk eggs with a yoghurt dip and chorizo. Awesome flavour and great start for my active morning. Definitely a good Brekky spot in the CBD.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pranav Meelu, Owner at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Thank You Adara for your lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. See you next time! - Team MELBA

Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great food and coffee. Sat outside for breakfast one day, and the following day inside. Served quickly and tasted great.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Pranav Meelu, Owner at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Thank You Stine, glad you enjoyed your breakfast on both the occasions. Look forward to serving you again in the future. Team MELBA Vulcan

Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

We were out early on a Saturday morning exploring Queen st and saw this Vulcan lane. My wife ventured towards a clothes shop and then we saw this very well patronised cafe. We ventured in and were met with a greeting and smile and shown...to a table. Food was quick and very nice, as was the coffee. We had planned to return another time but our holiday got in the way of that! Well done guys, thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Pranav Meelu, Owner at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

Thank you for your kind words guys, we are glad to know you enjoyed your breakfast and coffee at our lovely cafe in the heart of Auckland CBD. See you guys next time! - Team MELBA Vulcan

Reviewed 19 June 2023

What a great find in this quaint alleyway just behind queen street Stunning food, perfect taste and portions Fantastic balance of flavours Service 1st class Could not fault a thing Well done !

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

This cafe is fantastic! I had bacon and eggs and it must have been the best I have had anywhere. The cut of bacon and the toast was devine. Funky cafe, great food and service. Great people here!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

I ate breakfast here on Boxing Day. (A note about Boxing Day in Auckland, all the stores were open by 9 am with many sales) I ate inside, they do have outside seating. The service was friendly and the food was great.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Melba Vulcan Lane, General Manager at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Thank you for the awesome review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. See you next time!

Reviewed 22 January 2023

How nice it is to be greeted warmly by wait staff and shown to a table. Comprehensive food and drink menu and excellent coffee

Date of visit: January 2023
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Melba Vulcan Lane, General Manager at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Thanks Paul, we are glad you had a great experience with us. We pride ourselves on great service and quality food. See you next time!

Reviewed 28 November 2022

Perfect coffees and croissants. Highlight was the service, we appreciated that even though the cafe was full, the kind manager took my name and told us to come back in fifteen minutes where upon return a table was ready and reserved for us. We have...never experienced such efficient service like this at many cafes around NZ. Thank you to the team at MELBA Vulcan! Cute wee cafe (seemed to give cool Paris vibes to us too!!) :-)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Melba Vulcan Lane, General Manager at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Thanks Josh, glad to know you were able to find a seat on a busy day and enjoyed your food. See you next time!

Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

Wonderful coffee Cute laneway setting near Shortland street. Free wifi Friendly staff and a good range of food

Date of visit: October 2022
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Melba Vulcan Lane, General Manager at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Thank you for your kind words, see you next time!

Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

Food was great, along with the service. Had the eggs benny with mushrooms and the benny with salmon. Good size portions. Loved the tray the tea came on too

Date of visit: October 2022
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Melba Vulcan Lane, General Manager at MELBA Vulcan, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Awesome to hear you enjoyed your eggs benedict, we consistently strive on providing excellent service and top quality food. See you next time!

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Hi Carolyn, Yes we will be able to take your booking. Please call through next time. Cheers
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Hello, thanks for the question. Short answer.... not far at all. Head to Queen Street and walk downtown to you see Vulcan Lane on your righthand side. Melba is at the "top of the lane." About a 7 min walk? Hope that helps?
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MELBA Vulcan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5