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Orphans Kitchen

118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 7979
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“kumara chips” (7 reviews)
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New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stumbled into the Orphan when looking for lunch today . There are a few mad genius chefs in the kitchen who are out to tantalize your taste buds. You need to be prepare for some unusual combinations . Both meals we had were different and...More

Thank whse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can’t remember exact dishes, but that’s irrelevant since everything we ordered was good. The staff was great (even matched our sarcasm), the coffee was strong, and they make their own honey. I would definitely recommend getting something with honey on it. Then walk to...More

Thank Ermcmorrow M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for the standard pancakes and eggs Benedict- this is not the place to go! I knew going in the menu would be different so I was really looking forward to it. The coffee, made with their own homemade milk, was pretty...More

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived in Auckland on business and a little hungry after the flight we were taken to Orphans Kitchen for a late breakfast, early lunch style snack! Unusual menu with what sounds like strange combinations but amazing food, atmosphere, surroundings and service! I had...More

Thank Chowbins
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This restaurant has become one of my favourite ones in Auckland. The staff is always really nice and friendly, the food is outstanding and there always interesting combinations of flavours. The location on Ponsonby Road is great and the lovely and cosy environment in the...More

Thank Petra Q
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I'm a little bit obsessed with good coffee. I had the best flat white of my visit to NZ so far at Orphans Kitchen. The breakfast (I had the crumpets and honey) was also delicious, the space is beautiful and the staff very friendly. If...More

Thank rosegrrl
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

If it looks a little stark and cool from outside you can be reassured that inside it’s warm and rustic. Acoustics in the large wooden downstairs space are muted by baffles hanging from the high ceiling as well as the long bench-height tables along one...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our first meal in Auckland was our favourite. Simple ingredients were expertly re-imagined (who knew oysters could be that exciting?!) and new ingredients were showcased with skill not flash.

Thank schenker_j
Reviewed 4 September 2017

DIVINE. We almost didn't have dessert , until an expansion of the above tempted us in. That on the dessert menu completely undersells what turned out to be the taste sensation of the evening. A first visit, and we were delighted . The casual rustic...More

Thank ShonaMargaret
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had dinner there with the four of us, and couldn't make our choice out of the menu. Friendly staff gave us some ideas, and the best one was to just surprise us with their choice. Wine and food both were absolutely stunning. Don't remeber...More

Thank lieuwe17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 7979
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