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Crave Cafe

4.6
4.6
37 Reviews
$30 and under
New Zealand

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    New Zealand, Tapas / Small Plates, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    09-845 4714

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Wheeler-Gorringe

  • Neighborhood

    Auckland

  • Cross street

    McDonald Street

  • Public transit

    Morningside Train Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Main

  • Fig & Apple Bircher MuesliNZ$16.00

    w/ coconut yoghurt, granola, goji berries, scorched pineapple & pressed apple

    • Buttermilk French ToastNZ$17.50

      w/ pistachio crumble, raspberry & pear marmalade, sherbet, italian meringue, lemon curd & maple

      • W/ Free-Range BaconNZ$23.50
    • The Full CraveNZ$24.00

      poached eggs, free-range bacon, crispy potato hash, sourdough, slow-roasted tomatoes, mushroom & chorizo ragout & basil pesto creme

      • Fungi MedleyNZ$18.00

        mushroom medley on crispy potato hash w/ kawakawa-infused cream, truffle essence, pecorino romano & rocket

        • W/ Free-Range BaconNZ$24.00
      • Smashed AvoNZ$17.50

        on midnight baker's gluten free toast w/ roasted carrot hummus, pickled onions, tomatoes & edamame

        • W/ HaloumiNZ$21.50
      • 12-Hour Braised LambNZ$20.50

        kumara sourdough, salted vinegar cabbage, chilli corn relish, baby peppers & compressed apple

        • W/ Fried EggNZ$23.50
      • ChowdownNZ$17.00

        sweet corn chowder served w/ prawns, chorizo, parsley & a mini baguette

        • Burnt BroccoliNZ$17.50

          chilli-marinated tofu, caper & ginger vinaigrette, dukkah & baba ghanoush

          • Grilled HaloumiNZ$18.50

            w/ carrot puree, pickled cauliflower, confit leek, crushed walnuts & scallions

            Don't Be an Egg

            • PoachedNZ$11.00

              free-range eggs on sourdough w/ tomato relish, dukkah, petit salad & herb dressing

              • W/ Free-Range BaconNZ$17.00
            • CottledNZ$15.00

              free-range scrambled eggs w/ south island salmon, chives, ginger & lemon vinaigrette & sourdough

              • W/ AvocadoNZ$21.00

            Benediction

            $19.50

            • Free-Range Manuka Bacon

              w/ free-range eggs, fresh spinach, crispy potato hash, harissa hollandaise & burnt balsamic

              • House-Cured South Island Salmon

                w/ free-range eggs,fresh spinach, crispy potato hash, citrus & chilli hollandaise & pickled onions

                Morningsides

                create your own meal $4 extra

                • Sourdough, Poached Free-Range Egg, HollandaiseNZ$3.00

                  • Crispy Potato Hash, Five-Grain ToastNZ$4.00

                    • Midnight Baker Freedom ToastNZ$4.00

                      • Free-Range Bacon, House-Cured South Island SalmonNZ$6.00

                        • Haloumi, AvocadoNZ$6.00

                          Coffees

                          for our tea selection, pls see the drinks menu

                          • Takeaway

                            • SmNZ$4.00
                            • RegNZ$4.50
                            • LgNZ$5.00
                          • Short BlackNZ$3.00

                            • Long Black, Macchiato, PiccoloNZ$3.50

                              • Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte, Hot ChocNZ$4.50

                                • Mocha, Chai LatteNZ$4.50

                                  spicy or sweet

                                  • Plant LattesNZ$6.50

                                    turmeric, beetroot, charcoal

                                    • Hot BrewNZ$4.00

                                      fresh single origin filter

                                      • Iced Americano/Choc/Latte/MochaNZ$5.00

                                        • Cold Drip FilterNZ$5.00

                                          on ice

                                          • Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Extra ShotNZ$1.00

                                            A Cheeky Few

                                            • Jk14 ProseccoNZ$14.00

                                              • Auntsfield Sauvignon BlancNZ$10.00

                                                • Peregrine Pinot GrisNZ$11.00

                                                  • Rapaura Springs ChardonnayNZ$9.00

                                                    • Misha's RoseNZ$11.00

                                                      • Boneline Pinot NoirNZ$11.00

                                                        • Stone Paddock SyrahNZ$12.00

                                                          • Morningcider on TapNZ$10.00

                                                            4.30pm or 6pm

                                                            • Crave EpaNZ$10.00

                                                              Coldies

                                                              • Lemmy Lemonade, Karma Cola, GingerellaNZ$5.00

                                                                • Coaqua Coconut WaterNZ$5.00

                                                                  • Hopt SodasNZ$5.00

                                                                    pear & basil, watermelon & mint, elderflower & herb

                                                                    • Mac's SodasNZ$5.00

                                                                      feijoa, pear & elderflower mandarin, lime & bitters

                                                                      • Mama's KombuchaNZ$7.50

                                                                        rosehip & lavender, ginger & turmeric, star anise & cardamom

                                                                        Aotea Tonics

                                                                        $5

                                                                        • Focus

                                                                          tea tree, hibiscus & ginkgo

                                                                          • Vitality

                                                                            kawakawa, ashwaganda & cranberry

                                                                            • Immunity

                                                                              kumarahou, ginger & turmeric

                                                                              Raw Smoothies

                                                                              $8.5

                                                                              • Monkey Business

                                                                                belgian chocolate, banana & almond milk

                                                                                • Green

                                                                                  pineapple, avocado, cucumber, spinach & apple

                                                                                  • Red Velvet

                                                                                    banana & berries

                                                                                    Juicy

                                                                                    • Ginger NinjaNZ$7.50

                                                                                      carrot, ginger, apple

                                                                                      • BeetlejuiceNZ$7.50

                                                                                        beetroot, carrot, ginger, apple

                                                                                        • HomegrownNZ$5.00

                                                                                          pressed orange or apple

                                                                                          Water

                                                                                          • AntipodesNZ$9.50

                                                                                            sparkling water 1L

                                                                                            • AntipodesNZ$6.00

                                                                                              500ml

                                                                                              • Still & Sparkling

                                                                                                on tap

                                                                                                • Free

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                                                                                              What 37 people are saying

                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                              4.6
                                                                                              4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                              • 4.3Value

                                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                              1. A

                                                                                                Anon

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on July 17, 2019

                                                                                                overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                                                                I had the soup which was completely inedible unfortunately. I can normally eat anything. Just a bad day for the chef hopefully but I doubt they tasted it as it was that bad. The texture was more like baby food.

                                                                                              2. FR

                                                                                                FrankR

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on July 10, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Crave is the best cafe in Auckland. Perfect for a relaxed coffee alone, meeting clients, hanging out with friends, or taking family. The space is amazing - a cut above any other cafe with the painting above the counter, the food is great, the staff are fantastic, and the coffee is excellent.

                                                                                              3. KS

                                                                                                KalS

                                                                                                New Zealand

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                The quick service and friendliness of staff is a definite plus. The food is consistently fabulous...we travel a good distance to come to this particular cafe. Its letdown by being a bit squished with uncomfortable seating at times, and it can be noisy becsuse its always busy- which is fine if you wanna be where the action is.

                                                                                              4. LC

                                                                                                LynC

                                                                                                New Zealand

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on June 21, 2019

                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our meal - the menu was interesting and varied; also adequate selection for our vegan member. My only comment - the glass of red wine was past its best and when checked had been open for 4 days! All in all an enjoyable experience.

                                                                                              5. MC

                                                                                                MikeC

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on June 19, 2019

                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                Overall, a great cafe - heard lots about it and enjoyed our time there. One issue was the sun streaming into the windows (which is usually nice in winter!) except was a bit gnarly for those facing it - needed sunglasses!

                                                                                              6. a

                                                                                                amandas

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                Great food with something on the menu for everyone. Excellent friendly staff who catered for our large group effortlessly. Highly recommended.

                                                                                              7. MJ

                                                                                                MelindaJ

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on June 10, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Love Crave!!! Always great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

                                                                                              8. B

                                                                                                Beth

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 31, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                Was a perfect choice for our daughters family birthday brunch. So great to be in a private room so we could relax!

                                                                                              9. BB

                                                                                                BillB

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                Had a great time. Great to get a private room for our large group, well worth the sacrifice of a smaller menu. Food was great, though bacon a little under flavoured and but OTT on the different sauce flavours on the otherwise excellent Eggs Benedict. Minor quibbles though, will go back.

                                                                                              10. SG

                                                                                                ShannonG

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                Great place for dinner, the food is always delicious.

                                                                                              11. SG

                                                                                                SueG

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 5, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                Delicious vegetarian options, highly recommended dinner destination

                                                                                              12. NC

                                                                                                NickiC

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 5, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Thrilled with our decision to eat at Crave. Food was excellent and service was fabulous. We'll be back!

                                                                                              13. K

                                                                                                Kiwidiner

                                                                                                London

                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on March 15, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                Loved the food, very reasonable price. Everything fresh and delicious

                                                                                              14. LC

                                                                                                LouiseC

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on February 28, 2019

                                                                                                overall2food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                I made an online reservation for 4 adults, a baby and a dog, asking for an outside table. When I arrived I stood at the cafe door with my groomed, well-behaved westypoo dog on a lead beside me. I stood there for ages and nobody came to serve me. I then took 4 steps forward to be seen and given service and a very blonde haired waitress nastily told me that dogs were not allowed inside. Seriously, this is absolutely no way to treat anyone. We then had our meal and ordered coffee’s after it but, they never arrived and we had to ask when the drinks would be arriving. I’m disinclined to eat at Crave again.

                                                                                              15. BD

                                                                                                BelindaD

                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on February 23, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                We were really impressed with our dinner experience at Crave. The food and service were both fantastic. There were plenty of options for the vegetarian in our group and the sharing concept worked really well. I could not recommend it more highly.

                                                                                              16. DW

                                                                                                DebbieW

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2019

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                First time to this cafe. Service was awesome, coffee fantastic & food was great. Highly recommend .

                                                                                              17. FB

                                                                                                FionaB

                                                                                                Hertfordshire

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on February 2, 2019

                                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                Nice food very quiet for Saturday night and service at clearing plates took over an hour

                                                                                              18. KB

                                                                                                KevB

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on January 30, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                I took 7 customers and they loved the everything about the whole place .. Only 1 downside was finding parking, please allow extra time if driving there.

                                                                                              19. SB

                                                                                                SaraB

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on January 26, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                We had a large group of 12 people, and they gave us a private room (no charge). The staff were very attentive! And the food and drinks were delicious!! Would definitely go back, and would recommend to anyone. Great cafe.

                                                                                              20. AR

                                                                                                AntheaR

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on January 26, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                The food is delicious and fresh. It's a great place to meet up with friends if you want to have a good chat over your dinner. Prompt and friendly service. Highly recommend.

                                                                                              21. AL

                                                                                                AngeL

                                                                                                New Zealand

                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on January 6, 2019

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                First time visit to Crave after hearing so much about it so was looking forward to brunch there. It didn’t disappoint, Craves reputation was spot on.. Great food, presentation, fresh juices, coffees were delicious. I will definitely be returning. It’s a buzzy place and even on a Monday morning was very busy. The atmosphere is light and open and there is the option to sit outside too. It has a nice feel and vibe. Parking is a little tricky during the week as it’s a busy commercial part of Morningside Drive.. but you can get lucky or expect a short walk. Thanks Crave for lovely brunch to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

                                                                                              22. BK

                                                                                                BillK

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                Good meal, excellent staff, welcoming environment, supportive of local community

                                                                                              23. KM

                                                                                                KatrinaM

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                Great place, great food and excellent customer service.

                                                                                              24. KS

                                                                                                KimS

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on December 3, 2018

                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great menu and setting. My only complaint is the lack of parking which may put me off coming again.

                                                                                              25. MG

                                                                                                MaxG

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on December 3, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great place, amazing friendly staff and collective.

                                                                                              26. SA

                                                                                                Suzanne123A

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                Staff were friendly and accommodating (group of 11) and food was delicious. Only thing negative was that the place was not busy for a Saturday night (and I'm guessing not a lot of people realise it is open for dinner) but our drinks orders took a very long time to arrive - and they were just several full bottles of wine so fairly straight-forward but overall we had a great time and I would recommend and happily go there again!

                                                                                              27. DS

                                                                                                DylanS

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on October 21, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                Was really good. Shame my eggs were a little overdone but I understand that they cant always be perfect!

                                                                                              28. TJ

                                                                                                TylerJ

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on October 13, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Came with a group of 10 for a birthday brunch. Booking was super easy online and the food & coffee are always amazing. Olly is a great server and very friendly!

                                                                                              29. ML

                                                                                                MrsL1

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on October 5, 2018

                                                                                                overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                Great atmosphere and we really enjoyed our meals and the lovely coffee. We had been there nearly 20 minutes without anyone coming to take orders for food or coffee, and in the end had to go and ask at the counter if someone could please take our order, so the service could be improved a little. Still a lovely lunch though - the food was tasty and well-presented, and they make a great cup of coffee!

                                                                                              30. JR

                                                                                                JaneR

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on September 13, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Crave is always fun - its a beautiful spot and you can "feel the love". 8 of us went for dinner the other night and had a great time - standouts were the arancini and the venison.... AND those icecreams!!

                                                                                              31. LM

                                                                                                LizM

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Had an amazing meal . The 1kg lamb shoulder, beef ribs and burnt Broccoli!! The lamb was superb-succulent and so yum! The beef ribs was falling of the bone such a delicious jus!! OMG -going back again!!!!! Highly recommend. 😊👍

                                                                                              32. v

                                                                                                vivster81

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                I've always loved Crave, and now with the bigger venue and night menu, it is even more awesome. I am a regular for coffee and brunch, but this was the first time I did dinner, and OMG it was amaze! The shared pulled lamb was divine, and I could eat the baked cauliflower ALL DAY. Sharing plates is also amazing so you can have a more intimate time with your friends

                                                                                              33. GF

                                                                                                GFrance27

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                My sisters & I don’t often head out for dinner, so when one of us saw the Cafe in passing she suggested it to us. It was a great choice, atmosphere, food, service outstanding. I’m already thinking of my next visit.

                                                                                              34. RP

                                                                                                RobP

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on August 3, 2018

                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great food , although not a vast array of choices , but seemed to be locally sourced ingedrients, thoughtfully put together and presented.

                                                                                              35. GM

                                                                                                GMGT

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on July 28, 2018

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                We were in an upstairs board room and really enjoyed being away from the crowds and being able to catch up with frends

                                                                                              36. RB

                                                                                                RachelB

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on July 27, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great food, great staff, great venue. An oasis in the heart of the city - it's more than a cafe - it's a community.

                                                                                              37. PG

                                                                                                PaulG

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                Very impressive and welcoming for dinner with friends, I had been to Crave before as a cafe, but strongly recommend it as a dinner venue too. Excellent food, service and reason for being.

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                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                McDonald Street

                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                Auckland

                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                Brunch
                                                                                                Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                                                                Dinner
                                                                                                Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                New Zealand, Tapas / Small Plates, Modern European

                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                Morningside Train Station

                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                James Wheeler-Gorringe

                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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