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Safran Cafe Restaurant

#218 of 1,664 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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71 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-520 5664
07:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has really gone down hill since our last visit in 2014!!! We were there early on Sunday morning to have brunch - early service was good but it all went pear shaped after that. Despite being quiet it took almost 40 minutes after ordering to get our brunch. I almost vomited after eating the meatball which when I... More 

Thank stevesmall2016
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place with nice indoor or outdoor dining. Service was good. Menu had plenty of good choice. Food was excellent. Wines were great. Happy to go back anytime.

Thank Michael C
Suva, Fiji
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were here for a business dinner ans I was impressed as always how well they served us. The food was superb and the staff were friendly and attentive. Making sure our glasses are not empty. Whether it's water or whatever beverage we were having. I have a eye fillet steak (hope I got the name right) which taste great.... More 

Thank KAY-M3006
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I've visited Safran, and the experience was very pleasant. The relaxed cafe style interior has a contemporary flair, and the fettuccini was just delicious! I'm sure we'll be back for more...

Thank Leo L
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Second time dining here after travelling from Australia to visit friends. The last time we were here was 3 years ago and this time was just as good as the last. The tapas selection is plentiful and really tasty, the mains are delicious and the drinks selection is extensive. We 4 all enjoyed our meals and the complimentary Limoncello at... More 

Thank Larso1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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344 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

2 weeks in a row, I brought 8 staff members for breakfast. Both mornings, there was a hum of activity, with most tables inside occupied. The barista was not as welcoming as the waitresses on both occasions. Might just be her manner - but the service from the waitresses, (two both different on the two days) certainly made up for... More 

Thank Buckoinchch
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Arrived for lunch on one of those 'warm in the sun but Siberian in the shade' Sunday afternoons.Sat outside with a beautiful American girl (specifically outside to boost my chances of being seen punching above my weight). Some quenching tap water arrives instantaneously upon arrival to moisten our respective pallets as we digest the menu with our newly enlarged eyeballs,... More 

Thank pruntinho
Lyon, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We came few months ago with my friend, we loved this cute restaurant in Newmarket, food is not cheap but good quality for sure ! Staff were really friendly as well

Thank Clara G
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not the cheapest place but the food is amazing, and the level of service is just one of the best I ever met in New Zealand. Shrimp and grilled salmon salad was unforgettable as well as lamb with mashed potato. Specials on different weekdays, we've got desserts of $10 and enjoyed pannacotta.

Thank Lena F
Cork, Ireland
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371 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Had a work lunch here during the week and its a handy spot with a 15 dollar value selection which has something for everyone . I had the cajun chicken and it was ok could have better flavour and was overall a little cold but ok for a group lunch

Thank niamhs456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-520 5664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?