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MELBA Vulcan

33 Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 0091
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“salmon hash” (8 reviews)
“avocado smash” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: MELBA Vulcan
1. Great Coffee!
"barista's were very friendly, loved the coffee, will be back."
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2. Amazing Food!
"friendly waitress and they did me up a delicious salad "
Anthony K
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3. Great Location!
"my go-to breakfast spot for the last 15 years of travel to Auckland"
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1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

As a bit of a fusspot when it comes to coffee, I was thrilled to find this place. The coffee is great, the food delicious and the staff amazing. All make this place an absolute gem! Not once have I had a bad coffee regardless...More

Thank Cherie S
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! Brilliant service - trendy vibe - excellent coffee and can’t rate venue and playlist high enough. This is an amazing little treasure to have come across ...

Thank bee777red
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this did not fail to impress again. Had the breakfast burger with side of creamy mushrooms. The bomb. Be back again next time in Auckland. One of my favorite places for brunch ever.

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I were wanting a nice lunch in the city as he comes over from oz once a week each month and we tried Melba Vulcan lane and Omg!!! Yummy. Service was amazing people were friendly the food was out of this world...More

Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to cafe in the CBD, the coffee is first class. The staff are simply amazing, with a genuine warmth and welcoming smile..... You'll always leave Melba happy and I can highly recommend this cafe as the best start to your day.

Thank Koffeekeith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really good food. I enjoyed the 5 grain bread that came with my meal. They were also very accommodating for my partner, who is a bit of a picky eater. Staff were all really friendly too

Thank Chantalle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well located and very pleasant space with an interesting menu. My salad was absolutely excellent and the special smoothie particularly good.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great good and excellent service from Anna! The salmon bagel was very tasty and coffee delicious! Highly recommended

Thank cnew037
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do get the creamy mushrooms--oh so good. The poached eggs are done exactly perfect and the whole grain bread is good too. I had a side of avoiding and tomato for a wonderfully tasty treat of a breakfast. All the wait staff is friendly.

Thank Waimeawahine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, we just happened to stumble across Melba by accident. Our first visit to Auckland and we wanted to start the day with a fantastic breakfast and that is exactly what we got. The coffee here is outstanding. The food is even better. I bravely...More

Thank Ken R
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Questions & Answers
Carolyn N
June 29, 2015|
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Response from davidmariongroup | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead, depending on the time you want to go to lunch may impact their ability to satisfy your request. They have seating for 10-12 outside and about 20-24 inside.
December 15, 2014|
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Response from 007Bond2014 | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for the question. Short answer.... not far at all. Head to Queen Street and walk downtown to you see Vulcan Lane on your righthand side. Melba is at the "top of the lane." About a 7 min walk? Hope that helps?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 0091
  • E-mail
Melba is one of the few cafes in Auckland that could be called an institution. The original cafe in Vulcan Lane has changed little over the last decade. It's the kind of place both locals and tourists have always felt very comfortable visiting. Renowned for the best coffee, breakfast and brunch in the Auckland CBD. It's now time for you to try MELBA.
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