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$5 - $30
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Cafe, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

This is a gem of a place but it's hard to get a table as it gets so busy. Great choice of healthy food and absolutely fantastic place for brunch. The staff are very smiley and friendly, making time to chat at the till even...though they are rushed off their feet. Staff doing a great job.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

We had a quiet and very good breakfast in this charming venue. Good food and Coffees. Friendly service. Lots of locals make this a regular stop. There is an assortment of items on sale for home or gifts.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Looks rather average from the outside, but don't be put off since once inside this cafe has a lovely ambience. It's not cheap, but all three dishes we had were excellent; for example, my vegan sandwich had a variety of flavours that I would have...difficulty recreating myself, which surely is a huge plus whenever one goes out for food. Service was prompt and friendly. We will definitely be back after this first-ever visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

Very cute little quiet cafe. They had exactly what i wanted: eggs, toast, and green veggies. The have beakfast, brunch, lunch items along with coffee, tea, and assortment of other beverages including alcohol. Everything was seasoned perfectly. I also ordered the lemon, honey, ginger tea...which was perfect. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Cost was about average in US $.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

This tiny cafe/restaurant offers a warm reception. The food is really delicious, offering both traditional and vegan breakfast options, and a hearty fare. If you stop in, we definitely recommend the mushroom latte and the earth harvest vegan plate. This spot was so delicious that...we went twice in our short three day stay in Auckland.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

What a beautiful cafe! I am so delighted to have stumbled into this gem as I took a turn around the Auckland CBD. We were greeted with the sweetest smile and was served by the loviest lady. She recommended we try their special of the...day, the Caldeirada and that is what we got and WOW, it was amazing! Great food, ambience, chefs and mostly what an amazing service from the staff. We were looked after with such care and I do appreciate it. Not many cafes provide such excellent service. Thank you very much. We will definitely be back and bring more of our friends along!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

Absolutely gorgeous. Excellent service, beautiful food. We really enjoyed the ambiance and calming atmosphere. The staff informed us that their menu changes seasonally. Looking forward to returning.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

Came here for the first time today (14/5). Waitress was quite rude upon arrival. She didn’t seat us at a table and instead pointed at a free table which wasn’t obvious. we went over and sat and then she eventually came over to tell us...that we couldn’t sit there. A few minutes later, another couple came in and she sat them in the same place and said that there was a booking in an hour and a half so we could’ve easily sat there. She was impolite and let down the cafe. Food was good.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, chilled, stinking, great service and food that is locally sourced. The home cured salmon was particularly good !

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023 via mobile

I wish we’d had time for more than one visit to this cute & cozy bistro, but alas, we only found it on the final day of our visit. The Mediterranean tart and farro with roasted root veggies were both delicious. And the boysenberry cookie...for dessert was also perfection! Nice servers, too!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

We very much enjoyed everything about our meal at Scarecrow. The food was spectacular. We ordered the brioche and an omelette. The quality of the ingredients and careful preparation were obvious and appreciated. Mmmm mmmm! The inside of the cafe was immaculate and fun to...browse. We also very much enjoyed chatting with the owner who made us feel very comfortable and was so friendly. It was a great experience!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

A brief visit to Auckland, on our travels from the uk,looking for breakfast recommendations, saw the Scarecrow was close to where we were staying. We both had delicious omelettes served with artisan bread and great coffees. Very friendly service and a great ambience. Also lovely...gifts and food items to purchase.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023

Great find not only for the food and service but also for the sport of people watching. Food was excellent and most certainly not mass produced, tasty, well cooked, the omelets were cooked to perfection. Service was quick and friendly. Items for sale were wide...ranging and of good quality. 🥰More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022

When in Auckland we always have lunch at this brilliant little eatery after visiting the Auckland Art Gallery across the road. Excellent coffee, counter food, and more substantial meals. Professional staff and a charming and distinct dining room. The complete package.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast; returned for lunch. Varied, interesting menu with lots of great choices. Food was excellent, as was the staff.

Date of visit: November 2022
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SCARECROW, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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