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Great breakfast spots in Auckland - trip report

millie_g | Sep 26, 201302:44 AM     1

We’re back from a long weekend in Auckland and want to share some great breakfast / brunch spots we found in the city centre…

* Federal Delicatessen (in the casino complex, Federal St). We visited numerous times at different times of the day. Even though this place models itself on an American diner (only coffee option seems to be filter coffee), there were some interesting options on the menu. I had the ‘Morning Glory’, a breakfast salad with quinoa, haloumi, mushrooms and mint. All topped with a poached egg. Delicious! www.thefed.co.nz

* Federal & Wolfe (corner of Federal St and Wolfe St). We went twice during our time in Auckland and enjoyed both omelettes on the menu. Open Monday – Saturday. Depending on the day and time, patrons seem to be a mix of suits and arty types. Nice coffee too!

* Buttermilk – Victoria St, opposite Victoria park (almost under the over pass). OK, this isn’t quite in the CBD but it’s a short (mostly down hill) walk from the CBD. They run an all day brunch menu. We both went for egg dishes and tried “Our Grill” and Poached Eggs with hollandaise, tomatoes, bacon and mushrooms . Both dishes were beautifully presented, well cooked and not too big! The coffee was great. Seems to be open every day. www.buttermilkcafe.co.nz

One spot we didn't try due to lack of time is brunch at the Sugar Room (top of sky tower). The menu looks good and judging from the view at night, the day time view must be fantastic. They only do brunch on the weekends.

All in all, there’s no need to settle for boring hotel breakfast buffets!

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