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Alphabet Bistro

193 Parnell Road, 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-307 2223
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Ranked #563 of 2,034 restaurants in Auckland Region
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2013
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We had lunch at the Alphabet Bistro after spending the morning walking around Parnell. What a great find! The tables spread out onto the sidewalk and looked wonderful in the afternoon sunshine. We were quickly seated and directed to the specials on the chalk board menu. My husband had the bruschetta, which came with avocado slices and fresh tomatoes drizzled... More

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NSW, Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Good food and attentive service (which is rare in Auckland). Busy for Sunday brunch.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

They have very nice coffee in here with reasonable price. The sandwich and panini on display are also cheap comparing to other cafes on Parnell. Price range for the panini are $6-$7, with other sweet stuff at $4 more or less. The breakfast menu is quite expensive, but still worth to try, for example the salmon and bagel, which has... More

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