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Alphabet Bistro

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193 Parnell Road, 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-307 2223
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good staple cafe

This place offers efficient service, good portion sizes and fairly generous seating i.e. you aren't listening to the other couple on the next table. i had the low carb breakfast (served all day) The chicken serving was real chicken breast and there was plenty of it. Most other places scrimp using... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Glen M
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auckland
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English first
auckland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place offers efficient service, good portion sizes and fairly generous seating i.e. you aren't listening to the other couple on the next table. i had the low carb breakfast (served all day) The chicken serving was real chicken breast and there was plenty of it. Most other places scrimp using shredded or processed chicken. This was great value. The... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited this cafe last year I was in Parnell on a girls weekend and really enjoyed the food, we were raving about it for days and even went back the next day. I'm not sure if it's changed ownership since then but unfortunately this time round we were a little disappointed with the food, both from the breakfast and lunch... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I come here regularly and the service is consistently good. They make a beautiful porridge and coffee in a Cosy café with lots of newspapers

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Were staying in Parnell with friends over the weekend and picked Alphabet Bistro at random and wow! what a pleasant surprise! Such a huge variety of food on the menu and the service was very good. We all enjoyed our meal and would definitely come back

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Whenever I'm in Auckland for work I would usually go to my usual (Citron Vert) but it's no longer there. So I accidentally found Alphabet Bistro a few doors up the road. Decided to try it because it looked popular and busy. There was a reason as to why. The ambience was comfortable, inviting, and typical of a bistro. There... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We eat here often, usually for weekend lunches. It is a nice touch that we are usually greeted as we enter and shown a table. We've noticed that staff nicely engage passersby who are reading the outside menus to make them feel welcome. Tables are cleared very quickly (sometimes a little too quickly when one is still just finishing -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were in Parnell on a sunny morning, this cafe seemed nice and busy, so we decided to pop in, grab a table in the outdoor area, have some breakfast while watching the world passing by. I must say their peach and banana pancake was the best I have ever had. My partner had the porridge, which was also very... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My partner and I had a great lunch, beer and smoothy there on a Saturday afternoon, relaxed atmosphere, we had excellent service and the food was very nice and reasonably priced also, highly recommended if your passing through Parnell.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We popped in here for lunch on a rainy day. wonderful! The risotto is to die for. Generous portion and the lunch special meant we got a free house wine, which was very quaffable. Friendly service.

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Pacifica, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Stopped by the Parnell district as part of our tour of Auckland. Had a wonderful breakfast - the kids had delicious pancakes and I enjoyed the mussel fritters. The menu was nicely sized, with a great selection of local ingredients. Service was attentive. A very nice spot for breakfast, lunch or brunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 Parnell Road, 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-307 2223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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