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“Delicious lunch”

Okra Espresso Lounge
Price range: $7 - $17
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Serving up Velo Espresso a strong balanced drop. Meals mad the old fashioned way - from scratch. We pride our selfs in being the home away from home cafe. Come in and make your self at home.
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Friendly staff, delicious food. Surroundings a little bland and the terrace scruffy but don't let this put you off. The food more than makes up for it. Visited two years ago on my previous trip to Auckland and was pleased to see it had been "smartened up " by the new owners.

Thank DebbieT738
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Under new ownership this place has stepped it up! It looks and feels clean (used be be a tad too boho shabby) and service is super quick and friendly. Essentially the same menu but better executed and the Whittakers hot Chocolate is fantastic! The hash brown was so well seasoned and piping hot but the chorizo side could've been cooked/grilled a bit more. Value is better than anything nearby

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Thank bradley_express
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We recently had 24hrs in Auckland and had a few places that we had to eat at- because Auckland has some seriously good food!

Its been nearly 3 years since we left and at least once a week we sigh and remember 'Okras creamy chorizo!' our plane landed at 5.30am and at 7am waiting nearby for them to open- that is how good Okras food is, especially when you can't have it every week.

From memory the other food is pretty great too, the ingredients they use are legit, everything tastes fresh.
The homemade hash-browns are these slightly spicy fluffy balls of awesomeness that don't make you feel like you are eating a greasy carb fest.

In terms of staff etc it was cool to see some familiar faces and the waitresses were attentive with water and everything was done with a calm speed.

The place gets packed fairly easily, the portion sizes are big but not so big that you regret it.
Everything is reasonably priced too.

If you like chorizo and mushrooms then 100% order creamy chorizo :D its so freaking good- my husband and I had a legit Homer Simpson moment where we were like "can't talk- eating".

1  Thank sarah T
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