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“A popular spot in the area”

Crave Restaurant Cafe
Ranked #185 of 2,372 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: USD 7 - USD 14
Description: Crave café is owned by a collective, a neighbourhood whanaungatanga* if you will. Some years ago, a few of us got together and decided we wanted to make our neighbourhood of Morningside a better place to live. So we chipped in and started Crave Collective - where all of our profits go towards the community, fighting poverty of any kind. Instead of extra monies lining our pockets we get to live and work in the best of places. This seems like a good time to us. One of the basic Cravings of humanity is to connect with each other. We think outstanding coffee, superb food and engaging conversations in locally crafted environs is a brilliant way to connect. We'd like to thank you for supporting this community and making our neighbourhood a better place to live, simply by living a little with us. Happy days. #morningsideforlife #somegoodinourhood *relationship, kinship, sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging.
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Description: Crave café is owned by a collective, a neighbourhood whanaungatanga* if you will. Some years ago, a few of us got together and decided we wanted to make our neighbourhood of Morningside a better place to live. So we chipped in and started Crave Collective - where all of our profits go towards the community, fighting poverty of any kind. Instead of extra monies lining our pockets we get to live and work in the best of places. This seems like a good time to us. One of the basic Cravings of humanity is to connect with each other. We think outstanding coffee, superb food and engaging conversations in locally crafted environs is a brilliant way to connect. We'd like to thank you for supporting this community and making our neighbourhood a better place to live, simply by living a little with us. Happy days. #morningsideforlife #somegoodinourhood *relationship, kinship, sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging.
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A very popular and busy cafe, i have been here a couple of times...not sure im keen to go back, food is good however doesnt compensate the waiting time to get a table

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Having moved across the road, Crave now has more space to accommodate more customers in a light and sunny venue. The menu has all your usual favourites and the cabinet has some great options and sweet morsels to tempt you. Parking will be tough especially during week days as you compete with all of the factory/office workers. Overall good value and good food

Thank rvnelson
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Had been wanting to try this place for ages.
Came on a busy week day for lunch with a friend.
Welcoming staff, cool vibe.
The place was humming.
Coffee, hot, strong and served in a mug; was excellent.
We had the kumara feta cakes with mushrooms and bacon. So delicious !
We finished off with a cashew caramel slice, it did not disappoint despite being gluten free
Will definitely be returning, what a great addition to the neighbourhood.

Thank Birgitte R
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nigel951, Owner at Crave Restaurant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks for coming in a checking us out. Really appreciate the review, and we are pumped to be part of this amazing neighbourhood. Come and suss us out for dinner sometime, our shared plates menu is excellent!

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

I've been here a few times; coffee, lunch, dinner... great spot! A little unique in the middle of a commercial estate - but plenty of space, good for work meetings, dates, family brunch on the weekend with a large sunny deck that's great for kids. There are a number of different 'spaces' for dining or couches for supping on a coffee with your laptop...

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Thank Anthony M
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nigel951, Owner at Crave Restaurant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks for the review Anthony! We have tried to create the space with areas for everyone in the neighbourhood. There is diversity in the hood and here in Crave, hopefully everyone can find their fav place to hang here. See you again!

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had seen a huge amount of people crowded eating & drinking outside & inside this cafe & had never ventured in on my frequent trips to Akld.
Yesterday, I took my husband there for brunch.
The interior design of this AMAZING space is unparalleled.
The waiting staff are all un-tattooed & look very fresh & wholesome.
The menu is extensive & when our elegant food arrived it was delicious.
The attention to detail of everything was 1st class.
Highly recommend

Thank Becca D
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nigel951, Owner at Crave Restaurant Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you Becca! what a great review, really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

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