Eutopia

Eutopia

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $25.00
CUISINES
International, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
Eutopia is finally open. We are serving fine food and coffee in one of the most artistically unique settings you will find anywhere in New Zealand.
PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $25.00
CUISINES
International, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles75 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
15
Average
3
Poor
3
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kerala Spicegirl
Auckland88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
This place is well worth a visit just for the quirky and unique decor. There is no other place like it and if you visit on a day that is not too busy, it offers a tranquil, but arty place to have a relaxing cup of coffee. There are options for cozy private tables or tables outside in the courtyard. Young kids will require close supervision as there are multiple potential hazards if there were let loose. We stopped for morning tea (coffee actually!) and found ourselves really enjoying the crispy pastries on offer. Not often you are served a proper crispy pastry that is not microwave soggy.
Written 20 March 2021
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Serendipity
Auckland107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
Lovely decor and a great fun place for lunch. Burgers and wraps are delicious and reasonably priced. One can dine intimately within several alcoves, indoors or alfresco. An enjoyable place worthy of repeated visits.
Written 3 January 2021
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JDA60
Virginia Beach749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
A quirky spot with decor that looks like a cross between Gaudí and Lord of The Rings. It is worth stopping just for the decor however the food is excellent too. Prepared fresh and suitable for Vegan and Gluten free this is a popular spot. They have limited seating indoors but lots of outdoor seating and they do take away.
Written 30 November 2022
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natsnaps
Auckland180 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Stopped here on the way back to Auckland. Was fairly empty but took 20 mins to get coffee. After 45 mins of waiting for the food went up to be told they were just about to start doing it. Left instead. This is the second experience like this. The person next to us at the counter was complaining for that same thing. Two visits and twice leaving with empty bellies mean no more visits here.
Written 1 January 2020
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Eutopiacafe
Sorry about that, not sure what happened there.
Written 12 October 2020
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travelkiwi8
Auckland30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Loved the atmosphere, fun place for my son, managed to "score" our own little quirky cabin. The meals were pleasant. But ...... I know it was a busy day, the day after Boxing Day ... when we ordered we were told there was a wait of 20-25 mins. Our meals took an hour to come out. The place was busy but nowhere near full. I'm sorry but an hour is not acceptable!!!
Written 27 December 2020
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Lydiavw
Papakura51 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
We stopped in here on our way past as we had been recommended by family that it was a “must” if passing through. We arrived and it was raining constantly and although the place looks unique it was super slippery with the tile flooring throughout and my toddler kept skipping over. There were only 5 covered spaces where you could sit, everything else was outdoors (and wet), and all seats were taken. I went to order and the staff sitting behind the counter just looked at me rudely, didn’t even acknowledge my presence. Eventually a nice young lady took my order, two small coffees takeaway, but it then took half an hour for them to even make them (they actually asked me what I was waiting for after my half hour wait). There were lots of other people cramped in the waiting area asking where their coffee was too. I’m sure if you’re not in a hurry and it’s not raining this place wouldn’t be quite so bad but my experience today has ruined it for me. I thought there might be more gluten free options but was only one gf brownie so if you’re going here looking for gf options I wouldn’t bother!
Written 5 April 2023
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Judith W
Auckland Central16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
We had little barky dogs with us, so sat out the back in the shade. It was very busy, so we were content to wait. My husband was brought a burger and my bagel was not forthcoming. Then a very young waitress came out with what looked like our meals. I waved at her and held my number up but she went away and didn't come back with my meal. We then found out that my husband had got a burger meant for someone else. She then gave our meals away. There is a table number system that she didn't seem familiar with. Our order had a number and our table had the same number - how difficult is it? The lady on the desk didn't offer an apology and no refund for my non existent meal was offered - my husband had to demand it! We pass here often, I had to plead with my husband to stop there, as we usually stop at a cafe up the road, where we can take the dogs and is not busy but the food's not great. I doubt if he'll stop at the improperly named Eutopia ever again!
Written 1 April 2024
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Elle
83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Worth a visit! Quirkiest cafe I’ve ever been to. Wouldn’t be out of place in middle earth/Lord of the Rings. The buildings are gorgeous and beautifully made. Would be even cooler if the serving dishes, meals and people’s outfits were also in theme. Seems really out of place in the area but love the design. It’s east to miss when driving through. Awesome carrot cake. Worth a stop. Prices are reasonable and serving sizes are large.
Written 6 January 2020
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Eutopiacafe
Cool, thanks for the review, maybe one day. Plates and cups might be a bit of a challenge and getting the staff to wear weird outfits.
Written 12 October 2020
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365vanessae
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Amazing decor where you can really see its a labour of love, lots of outdoor seating, cute little private nooks inside. Food was really good. The vegan breakfast was outstanding and the coffee good. Priced average for cafes and heaps of parking. We really enjoyed it and will go back next time we are up that way.
Written 15 October 2020
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NatalieF87
London53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Lovely food, great area for the kids to run around. The coffee was really good, strong and hot. Service is very friendly, they were very accommodating with our requests!! The mosaics and artwork are incredible, I really can't rate this place highly enough. We will definitely be back.
Written 21 May 2021
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Mike D
Auckland56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
Possibly the quirkiest place in the country, Eutopia has been around for a while and has now been restored to its original vision. You could be forgiven for thinking "hobbit hole", but there is a big chunk of Antoni Gaudi in the inspiration from the natural world. I challenge you not to smile on entry. Eutopia also gives the impression that whatever you have will be good and just a little different. Their signature is a combination of healthy and tasty, and they do it cheerfully. It would be worth making Eutopia a focus of a day trip from Auckland - its that different. Pet-friendly, too, with a good outdoor area - and check out the cheese shop next door while you're there.
Written 25 June 2020
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Eutopiacafe
Thanks for your great review. We weren't necessarily following any particular style, although I admit the roof sculptures are somewhat Gaudiish, and I did a tribute to Hundertwasser in the mens toilet. The place is mostly a celebration of Aotearoa's unique floral and fauna, and its many stories, some maybe yet untold. We are not following the original vision, that wasn't our style. We like different, we love nature and feel more comfortable in a 'curvy ' environment. We hope Eutopia inspires people to see beyond the square, appreciate NZ's wonderful natural heritage a little more, maybe even do a little to make the world a slightly better place, or just smile on entry, thats cool too.
Written 12 October 2020
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Stewarts Vacation
1543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
The fascinating decor of this cafe drew us in! And the inside did not disappoint! There are little enclaves of seating as well as large outdoor areas, one of which was enclosed. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The service was prompt and the coffees great. The food on display looked delicious but we were only there for a coffee. Will most definitely stop here again - perfect stop en route Auckland to Whangarei!
Written 5 August 2021
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Bryan B
Auckland Central305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
Its the surroundings that make this cafe stand out. A theme of art fantasy is all around you as you sit at your table. There are nooks and crannies everywhere and tables are scattered throughout. Food and coffee were fine and staff helpful and friendly. A nice place to stop on the way north rather than the bustle of Wellsford.
Written 14 June 2020
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Eutopiacafe
Thanks, Glad you liked Eutopia.
Written 12 October 2020
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Linda K
Shepperton3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
IGNORE ALL NEGATIVE REVIEWS. This is the most amazing place on SH1. A complete surprise. On our way to airport we made a stop in a wonderland of lovely quirkyness and beauty. If you love Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones or Fantasy or just like unusual places this is the spot. It is beautiful and magical round every corner. The breakfast we had was superb and the staff were really friendly. We will make a point of going there when we come back to NZ again.
Written 6 April 2023
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Jason
Auckland Central1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
Absolutely appalling effort from manager and owner. Treated with no respect and a pity pastry to try and compensate for a bland meal with hair in it. Totally unbeatable due to it also being stone cold. I’m not one to judge a person on how they look but when you are the owner of a cafe I would hope you present yourself better then the owner of Eutopia did. Her hands were Cleary dirty with dirt nails also - Her hair was not in a hair net and poorly tied up and to make things worse she as the owner was the ONLY one NOT in the dress code which I’m assuming is black which is what all the servers were wearing. I’m completely upset about this visit not even the amazing smiles, small talk and coffee between the front of house and servers could make up for the mess of what they call a kitchen.
Written 13 March 2023
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