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Cafe, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

This popular cafe on Sandringham road offers great breakfast and day time food options. The food and coffee were great as was the friendly service. Bigger than it appears from the road with indoor (front and back) and out door seating available.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

We happened on this in Google as we were in the area and needed some breakfast. Really glad that we stopped in here. I had the Royale with bacon and my husband had the Beef Pho. Both were delicious. Coffee is served in big mugs...and again hard to fault. Small and cozy atmosphere. Good service too. I'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

Okra is a favourite of ours and we’ve never been disappointed. Great drinks and wonderful food, definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

We LOVED this place!! The food was excellent, the atmosphere was cosy, and the service was fantastic. The cook has a creative way of combing ingredents that make the food fun, colorful, and most importantly tasty. They are family friendly and even have a few...toys and books to keep the kids entertained. We love the big windows and natural light in the space. Keep up the good work guys. If we make it back to Auckland we will for sure be stopping by again. We enjoyed the food so very much we added it to our top 20 restaurants in Auckland and even used the photo we took of our brunch for our main photo for the article. You can look it up if you want other suggestions on places to eat in Auckland but Okra is for sure one you need to check out. We are direction of our hearts all one word. Have fun and enjoy your time in Auckland and your breakfast/lunch at Okra.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here on 3 separate occasions. Firstly for coffee. The second time, days later, the lady remembered us and our coffee order! We enjoyed breakfast very much on 2 separate occasions. Extremely polite staff and very welcoming.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Honestly just feel ripped off.. I ordered the eggs Bene with halloumi and I added mushrooms. So the dish comes out with 2 poached eggs, a thin watery piece of halloumi tucked under the poached eggs and 2 potato croquettes that are meant to be...“hash browns” and that’s it.. no toast nothing. I asked the lady if she could get me some toast which she did and was apologetic saying that the owners had taken the toast of the menu and she didn’t agree with it. So anyway I cut into the poached egg and my plate immediately was drowned in water as the egg had water in it. so in the end I had 1 poached egg and 2 potato croquettes and was charged $19 oh plus to add the mushrooms $4.. Never going here again. My advice walk 1 min down the road to petite bocal and the breakfast there is beautiful ( toast is included)More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I hadn't been here before but went along after reading some good reviews. Not the largest café but a nice relaxed atmosphere. The breakfast was absolute superb and exceeded expectations. There was three of us and we all had three different meals. All were superb...and I must add the unusual hash browns were the best I've had. Only downside (and it's minor) was I like a really strong coffee, and it was good, but not exceptional. But hey, that's all personal choice. Next time I visit Auckland I will return here. Well done guys. More than a four not quite a fiveMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

The food is great here, brunch menu is so good. Food is always fresh and served quickly. There is seating upstairs and also out the back in the courtyard.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

As locals we enjoy Okra quite regularly. The food is always consistently great. Smoothies are awesome and the coffee top notch. Service is always great too. Love the friendly, relaxed atmos.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't ordinarily go on about a burger and chips, but I have to say this: omg that was such a good burger, and the chips were like fluffy crisp pillows of deliciousness. Also, they do excellent coffees and pretty good banana smoothies. We'll definitely...be back!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Okra is a great cafe if your looking for a good breakfast at a reasonable price. It has a down to earth relaxed atmosphere. They make great mochas every time. I'm sure the rest of the coffees also pass the test with everyone else. But...here is the best part. Their breakfasts are amazing! Eggs always cooked just right. But its their in house sauce which brings everyone back. What an amazing taste to top of the breakfast. This cafe definitely ticks all boxes and gets a 10/10 for great coffees, breakfast and atmosphere. The bonus is its walking distance from Eden Park.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Good coffee and friendly staff. But $1 for soy milk? Day light robbery me thinks, stop punishing the lactose intolerant!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

After a not so good experience up the road, (see previous review) I decided to leg the extra distance to Okra from the motel. Upon arriving the tell-tale signs were very good, the place was humming with customers grabbing their early morning fix (6.30am) and...I found myself happy knowing I could manage a good hearty breakfast before commencing work. The menu covers everything you would need to consider for breakfast for all types of taste. I went for the big breakfast and it was actually that - just about couldn't finish it - but I did. The regular customers seem to be locals who have gotten to know each other as well as to the staff so there is a very friendly vibe to this place. Went there a second morning - tried another breakfast off the menu which wasn't as large - was perfect as was the coffee to follow.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great staff, variety of indoor/ outdoor seating options available and delightful Brunch Lunch Menus with some unusual options. The staff were attentive; the food was yummy and I would certainly make it a recommended place for a mid-morning snack.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We called into Okra for coffee and a meeting. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service was friendly and prompt, and I really appreciated the addition of lovely cold water without having to ask!

Date of visit: November 2016
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OKRA ESPRESSO LOUNGE, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Okra Espresso Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5