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$5 - $25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Food average and over priced. Service was good. Iced coffees were small, salad was fresh and well dressed but for $26 would expect more being mainly lettuce.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

Funky cool cafe typical of "K" road retro vibe. In an arcade of vintage cameras clothing Victorian design. Still kiwi..Kroad hasn't been run over by cheap noodle shops and kimchi and the commercialism shrinkflation of the rest of the city. This cafe has good variety...of food and ingredients that have taken time to prepare, delicious really. Staff were were responsive and it's TABLE service great. Would like to see ruby sliders on the loud chair feet. Badges for the staff. Easier to read menu with photos of the wonderfully food. Loved this place!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

The experience was disappointing from the beginning. All staff were rude and abrupt. The food I ordered was plan and not so tasteful. Much better cafes to choose from

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

We ended up here twice on our travels. The service was excellent and very attentive. Coffee and food were great - we had the hotcakes with maple syrup and it was delicious. The atmosphere was cool and funky and it was an enjoyable place to...sit and eat breakfast and have a coffee.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Everything about this place is spot on. It has a uniqueness about its location and it’s food. 5 of us went there for brunch, we each a different item from the menu and every dish was exquisite. The coffee was great too. The only downside...is the lack of nearby parking but there are enough parking buildings in the area if you don’t mind a short walk, I’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

We grabbed a light brunch in St Kevin's Arcade on K Rd. Mushrooms on toast qe excellent qith garlic and cream cheese taste. The Hot Cakes were good with maple syrup. The humble cheese taste was magnificent qith pickles carrots and onions as an aside...and my diners advised that it was delicious and the best of the 3 dishes. Hot drinks arrived swiftly as we were on a tight time frame and the kitchen succeeded in the delivery. About $60 and so good I will be back, most probably Sunday weekMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a quick breakie and the food was delicious and excellent customer service ! Trendy location as well.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021

I was genuinely excited to try this cafe but was so disappointed. I ordered scrambled eggs that came out under cooked and lumpy. I asked if I could please change my order to poached eggs and the waitress was incredibly rude and said this could...not be done. She then got her colleague who was again very confrontational and rude. It was an uncomfortable experience. The menu is hard to read and beware if you have a problem with your meal, it will be unpleasant to bring up with the staff members.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

Had some Breakfast Lunch or Brunch here this morning and food was quite nice. Service fine. Coffee only ok. Five out of five stars perfect.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

This place is just gorgeous and the food is different to your average brunch spot. Service was great and amazing coffee! The house soda and Muhamura were delish. I'll definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

Fabulous toasted sandwich. I wandered up and order a latte, savoury scroll and the toasted sandwich with chilli egg. Has to be one of the best I’ve ever had. Definitely worth visiting again.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 June 2020

One of my favorite cafes in New Zealand. Only been there once (left Auckland after a few days) but will go back if I would be in Auckland again. Nice setting, friendly staff and great coffee and food.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Great location and good food. Coffee was bitter. Service good. Overall would try again and see if I just got a dud coffee

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

We've been there several times, trying new foods each time, and have never had a bad meal! The team there is very friendly and helpful. Try the jalepeno pastry if you like a little kick.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

I popped in feeling pretty crap after a big night and the service was great and the coffee soooo good. The cinnamon scroll warmed with butter was a real heart starter and exactly what I needed. All with a great view of the skyline and...myers park.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BESTIE CAFE, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Bestie Cafe offers takeaway services.

Bestie Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5