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Stark's Cafe & Bar

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269 Queen Street | Auckland City, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-377 0277
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Stopped for a light lunch here as didn't fancy burgers and chips which seems to be the norm in Queen Street. It was the most delicious chicken wrap and perfect cup of tea, just what the doctor ordered. Would definitely stop here again :)

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Thank PamCrawley
Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Enjoyed a much needed coffee here after walking miles around the city. Don't recommend sitting at outside tables though as the fumes from the traffic are unpleasant.

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Thank sheilapshop
Waterford, Ireland
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199 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We just popped in for a coffee but it was veery pleasant! Staff were lovely and coffee was alright 🙂

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Thank fludlle
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a drink before watching a show at the civic. Place had a good atmosphere though food and drink options were reasonably limited. Not bad but not great.

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Thank 712zach
Europe
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1,105 reviews
663 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

ok for a quick bite and a drink although the staff could be much more polite. no reason to retun, but no reason to avoid it if in the neighbourhood

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Thank atontao
United Kingdom
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251 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

whilst we sat outside & rested out weary bodies after doing Auckland & Waiheke Island. It was interesting to sit right in the thick of it all & watch the theatre goers, which is right next door, whilst shifting tables frequently to dodge the smokers. Go during happy hour which is 4-6pm for a cheaper drink ;-)

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Thank DeuceWooo
Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

When here in a group of 6 for a drink on a Saturday afternoon after a business meeting. Ordered three beers, a glass of wine, an orange juice and I had the salmon quiche from the counter. Everything was average, the price ($56), the food, the environment etc. There was actually a distinct lack of seating in the Civic Foyer... More 

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Thank EuryaleGorgon
Sydney, Australia
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390 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Great spot to grab a drink after (or before) a show at the Civic, and good at the windwo to watch the passing parade - but this is the not a destination bar. The counter food looked average. Too many good restaurants and cafes around - but convenience is great.

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Thank amr100
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016

If you like to sit down and watch people passing by, that't the right spot. It is on a busy street and you can sit outside, enjoy a coffee or a drink and look at people passing by...

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Thank Raff_Man_81
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2016

was pre auckland live days staff were awesome and knowledgeable since then popped in a couple of times since and the staff seem there for a dollar not for the love of the music and the hospitality

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Thank beer_entertainment

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$35
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Queen Street | Auckland City, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 0277
Description
Stark's Café and Bar has a new team, a fresh look and the doors are open to offer daytime and showtime treats. Daytime Stark's is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am and Saturday from 4.00pm. Drop by in the morning for Caffe L'Affare coffee and breakfast bite. Make your business meeting a little more interesting with a cup of tea from a vintage cup and saucer and a sweet treat. Enjoy the lunchtime cabinet selections from filled baguettes, croissants and bagels to the lunch dish of the day. Showtime Stark's is a place to meet - after work, before a show or when you're winding down your night. There are some special cocktails on the menu and the team are working hard to make Stark's a great place to visit. Stark's will remain open late and during weekends if there is a show at The Civic.

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