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Orphans Kitchen

118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-378 7979
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“feasting menu” (6 reviews)
“kumara chips” (8 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Great service, staff are well informed and had tasted most of the menu. Coffees came quickly and were delicious, sitting out the back on a drizzly Sunday morning we were happy campers. Kumara sourdough, crispy bacon and slow poached egg was the meal sitting across...More

Thank Whiritoa
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Dined here for a birthday dinner, 7+ people, and it was brilliant! The wait and kitchen staff were chill but attentive, the food was delicious and the kitchen even went to the trouble to amend one of the side dishes to a vegetarian-friendly option so...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We eat out a lot and have pretty much done all the Top 50 restaurants in Auckland several times over. Went to Orphans Kitchen last night and was just blown away by the quality and flavour combinations in every dish. Tried hard to find fault...More

Thank AlanS4954
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We all had the “feasting menu” everything was absolutely delicious. Could not my favorite between the octopus taco, the lamb or the oysters! Good old kiwiana food with a spin. We very much enjoyed our experience here and we will be back.

Thank Corbynn H
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Went to The Orphans Kitchen for brunch with friends and although I really enjoyed the decor the food and cofee were a let down. I had been there years before and had a really good meal so decided to go see what had changed. The...More

Thank ChloeRMartin
Reviewed May 31, 2018

The people are funky and friendly, its a cool space, the food is weird and overpriced. Two entrees - what the hell even were they - some sort of runny thing that looked like a 4 year old had been let loose in the kitchen...More

Thank JulianHarris
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We ordered the slow poached eggs with anchovy, lemon on sourdough. I go to a lot of central Auckland cafes and in 17 years I've never had eggs this bad. The sour dough (which looked like very good quality bread) was completely soaked through from...More

Thank Nyl0rac
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Orphan’s Kitchen is yet another of these cafes converted from an old villa so often found in previously decaying but then reviving inner city suburbs. This one is in trendy Ponsonby in the middle of Ponsonby Road and it has probably found its points of...More

Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Stunning food experience - the chef(s) definitely push the taste boundaries (jalapeno stuffed with macadamia or persimmon with seaweed and fermented plum) - but the flavours were truly extraordinary. Great personalised service - each dish was explained, wine pairing was spot-on. Would definitely go back....More

Thank Kiwi124
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Great flavours of all 3 dishes we tried. Wagu Beef with kumara was the best. You will not be disappointed.

Thank BermudaSolo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-378 7979
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