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Box Cafe and Bar

££ - £££, International,
Aoeta Centre | Aotea Centre, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-307 5445
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jan 2018
“Decent coffee and croissant”
29 Sep 2017
“No protein”
Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Cafe
££ - £££
Aoeta Centre | Aotea Centre, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Went here after seeing the Banksy Exhibition...awesome. Coffee was perfectly acceptable as was croissant. Sat outside. No problems for me

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Spent $53 on two wraps, a croissant and a panini and barely any meat in most of the meals. The lamb wrap would have had a total amount of lamb no bigger than a woman’s pinky finger. For $53 we expected a bit more. We...More

Thank tonyal119
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I was walking past at lunch time got lunch then wanted a coffee. Was denied coffee as they close the coffee machine before shows. I was not going to the show. But was still denied coffee. Place is only open for shows. Food was bland

Thank Karla20132013
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We just had my Daughter's first birthday there . It was amazing . Everything was perfect . Great location, great food , super friendly and lovely staff members . We had around 100 guests including 24 toddlers and we all have had a good time...More

Thank Shida A
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had 6 hot drinks of which one was like warm as they'd left the tray sitting in the side awaiting delivery! Another drink wasn't what we'd ordered and the spicy chai latte was very spicy and not at all that nice. Over all a thumbs...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We ended up here when the other bar we planned to go to was closed. It is quite a nice place with plants surrounding the tables. The addition of astroturf made it feel garden like. The place wasn't too loud so we could have conversations...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had drinks at the Box cafe while waiting for the event at the nearby Aotea square to begin. Very nice light setup with wide sofa type seating, regular tables, and barstools as well . Good selection of beers and drinks. Box would be a...More

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Popped in for a pre-dinner snack before the theatre. It's a perfect setting, overlooking Aotea Square and has a great atmosphere. The service was excellent BUT the pizza was the worst I'd ever eaten. It was only warm and as far as I could see...More

Thank Janice and Andy D
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stopped in for a snack while waiting on the bus. The young lady working was very nice and the coffees were super.

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love the ambience & décor of this café. Great seating, patio heaters for winter days. But please get a new barista or coffee beans - the coffee is really not that good!

Thank TeddyMorris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aoeta Centre | Aotea Centre, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-307 5445
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Located on the terrace of the Aotea Centre, Box Café and Bar offers great coffee, delicious sweet and savoury cabinet food and a selection of local and international wines.
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