Five Auckland cafes that will make you rethink brunch

by Kate Richards / 17 August, 2017

Where to go for a non-egg brunch

Sick of the same old eggs bene?  So are we. Here are five Auckland cafes that do great brunch dishes without eggs as the main attraction. 

Simon and Lee

East meets West at this Korean-inspired cafe where black waffles come dotted with yuzu gel and nutty sesame ice cream, and agedashi tofu is submerged in a nourishing vegetable and bonito broth, tangled among soba noodles and vegetables. When egg does feature, it serves to enhance rather than dominate, and is easily removed from most dishes. 115 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell

 

L’atelier du Fromage

A traditional French boulangerie and fromagerie with a short, oft-changing menu of classics that includes French onion soup, saucisson, terrine or a simple vegetable dish on any given day. Be sure to pick up a bottle of wine and corner of cheese on your way out. 3–5 McColl St, Newmarket

 

Rosebank Kitchen

Inventive, egg-free dishes include French toast with Grand Marnier and cocoa crumble, beetroot with hazelnut cream and aged balsamic, and a rich slab of 17-hour sous vide pork belly with savoury-sweet apple-tomato relish for dipping. Your weekend starts well with a meal here. Cnr Rosebank Rd & Jomac Pl,  Avondale

 

Charlie and George

Voted Metro magazine’s best cafe for children last year, Charlie and George’s a la carte menu and well-stocked cabinet includes many eggless dishes. Best are the kid-friendly blueberry pancakes, cooked to fluffy perfection and topped with lemon curd and vanilla marscarpone. The youngsters will love you for it. 38–60 Stonefields Ave, Mt Wellington

 

Bun Hut

Often busy from 8am when the doors open. You can fill up on savoury buns, noodle dishes and pancakes, but don’t forget to save room for a triangle bun – soft dough folded around crumbled brown sugar. 563 Dominion Rd, Balmoral.

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