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The best brunch spots in New Zealand


Late risers, double breakfast fiends, sweet-savoury fans – brunch really does so much for so many. It’s the meal mascot of the easy life, so combine it with the remote picturesque landscape that is New Zealand and you’ve got a vacation must.

If you like your meals with a side of bacon (and really, who doesn’t?) check out these fab brunch spots in New Zealand…

Located in the breathtaking Lake Tekapo, New Zealand offers a serene environment to explore and enjoy. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning surrounding landscapes, it is a haven for nature lovers. Whether

Hello Sunday Café

6 Elgin Street, Christchurch

A post office-turned-church-turned-eatery with outstanding coffee and friendly staff. As if that wasn’t good enough, throw in unique and flavour-packed menu items like Japanese crepes with bacon and cabbage, pork belly subs and Turkish bread and eggs and you’ve got an absolute brunch home run.


43 High Street, Auckland

We love nothing more than a tiny hidden brunch gem. If you’re looking for the best of the best on the menu, definitely opt for the coffee, sammies and omelettes.

Fat Dog Café & Bar

1161 Arawa Street, Rotorua

The “fat” in Fat Dog is definitely reflective of the portion sizes. If there’s a word that gracefully combines brunch and dinner into one colossal meal, they should probably trademark it.

Geeks on Sainsbury

1/55 Sainsbury Road, Auckland

If you’re wondering what a food geek is good at, the answer is presentation, decor and customer service. Every dish is like a work of art, the geeks are super friendly and it helps that everything is ridiculously tasty as well. The waffles, bagels and coffee are definitely fan favourites.


The Return of Rad

397 Mt Eden Road, Auckland

Another place with crazy-good coffee, a legendary eggs benny and excellent service.

Pub on Wharf

88 Beach Street, Queenstown

Unique menu items (pork belly FTW) combined with a cozy pub atmosphere equals everything you need for a lazy morning brunch.

Capers Epicurean

1181 Eruera Street, Rotorua

Fresh food, lots of options for vegetarians, meat lovers and health nuts. Try the beloved eggs benedict and allll of the treats in the front cabinet.

Black Betty Café

165 Madras Street, Christchurch

Another Christchurch café with a kickass cup of coffee, a legendary Breakfast Stack of potato cakes and some of the best pastries in town.


Have more to add to our list? Let us know what brunch spots we missed in the comments below!

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