Unlike a lot of other cities, Auckland is refreshingly devoid of an overkill of major coffee chains – instead, you’ll find funky independent roasters and small cafes. From pop ups roasting their own beans to rooftop coffee spots, there’s some super coffee shops in Auckland.
Luckily for our fellow caffeine lovers we’ve got the very best ones to hit up for your morning brew. Let the coffee buzz roll on over…
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Eighthirty is slowly but surely taking over the city with their perfectly roasted coffee. With five stores in Auckland, these espresso bars are a shining light in the city’s coffee scene and never let you down.
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This cute coffee hatch serves out cup after cup of piping hot (or cold, depending on weather!) rich coffee from Atomic Coffee’s Kingsland store. They also serve a small selection of treats, but let’s be honest – you just want that pure coffee hit.
Step into this hidden little oasis in the middle of the city for some simply perfect coffee. You know it will be just how you like it each time: hot, delicious and freshly roasted with not a hint of burn. Delicious brekkie options are an extra bonus.
The team here roast their own specialty coffee beans in Parnell, just minutes away from the store, and staff are about as fanatical about coffee as can be. It’s always brilliant. And yes, they of course offer coffee workshops.
Tucked away at the back of St Kevins Arcade, you’ll find this cute coffee shop that has one of the best views across to the Sky Tower over Myers Park. Their coffee is roasted by Eight Thirty and they do a meanly delicious peanut breakfast donut.
Ark is a specialty coffee roastery and retail store, whose beans are ethically produced by a handful of exceptional growers. They place their roasting machine in the middle of all the action, and the cafe smells almost as good as the coffee tastes.
Allpress on Drake Street, is just a stone’s throw away from Victoria Park where Michael Allpress first opened the Allpress Coffee Carts in 1986. The now iconic NZ coffee brand is still consistently great and you’ll have one of the best espressos ever.