Buttermilk Cafe

4_half star rating 11 reviews

Telephone 09 369 1117

1/210-218 Victoria St West
Corner Victoria St West & Union St
Auckland Central
Auckland City

New Zealand, Cafe, Breakfast, Brunch
Mon - Fri 7am - 3pm
Sat - Sun 8am - 3pm
FUNCTIONS - hire out our stylishly modern venue

Remember that our venue is available for private functions after 3pm onwards.

Announced 9 months ago
Provided by business


Buttermilk Cafe is a contemporary cafe serving fresh seasonal food in the beautifully revamped brick Victoria Park Market (in the heritage buildings dating back to 1905). ~~ REPUTED CHEF – FRESH & SEASONAL FARE Owner-chef Warwick Brown has an enviable reputation as a skilled purveyor of delicious cafĂ© fare. Fresh and seasonal are the focus, so the kitchen creates all menu dishes right on site. MODERN SPACE Buttermilk Cafe offers a great modern warehouse space in which to sit and savour an excellent espresso (Ozone); sample from the delicious menu; or fill up on a scrumptious grilled sandwich. ~~ FUNCTIONS Our venue is available for private function bookings after 3pm onwards. ~~ We offer no surcharge on public holidays (only closed Xmas Day Boxing Day,New Years Day and The Day After


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More Information

Pay, Free On-Street, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible:
Dietary Restrictions:
Dairy-free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
Seating For:
65 + 24 outside
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Buttermilk Cafe

5 star rating
by Hayley H.
3rd June 2014

I went here recently with a group of friends and we all absolutely loved it!
I got the french toast, which is by far the best french toast I’ve ever had.
I always look forward to going to buttermilk, defiantly a must go to cafe
Highly recommended

3 star rating
by Missk K.
5th May 2014

We tried Buttermilk Cafe on a cold rainy afternoon. The atmosphere in here is quite chic but not very friendly. The coffee was lukewarm, very annoyed about that. At 1.30 on a weekday, about 4 options left in their cabinet and no one interested in serving. Not a horrid experience, but nothing to write home about either. Could do with a little more interest in customers. Will think twice about going there for breakfast. Sucks, cos the reviews were all so good, gah! Will give it another shot next month.

5 star rating
by Andy G.
31st December 2013

Yeeeeeeeah. This little part of town used to feel so scummy and dead – but cafe’s like this are breathing new life into that new paving around Victoria Park Market.

I had toast with cured salmon and cream cheese. This was $10, and I guessed it was gonna be pretty insignificant because the menu overall and the cabinet food was on the pricey side….

So I was delighted when this big beautiful and OMG delicious treat came to my table.

Glad I’m writing this review now (scanning my credit card statements ha ha) because I almost forgot my mental note to self that I WANT MORE!!! I’m going to go back while I’m visiting Auckland this week.

Great service by the way.

Only negative is that I think the mirrors with food names on them are pretty tacky, in amongst an otherwise very chic and impressive decor scheme. Pull them down and put plain mirrors up, I say!!!

Cheers guys for a great experience.

5 star rating
by Sue
8th December 2013

Having seen the review in Viva Magazine, we made the trip across town and was not disappointed.
The coffee to start was good, very good, and we’re pretty fussy about our coffee!
I opted for the kedgeree, and can honestly say, its the best I’ve had. Light and spicy and fragrant, with just the right amount of smoked fish. Russ had the full breakfast, and raved about the sausages, being a Brit, this is praise indeed.
Shame we were too full to appreciate the sweet treats on display, but I know we’ll be back :)

5 star rating
by Wilson H.
5th November 2013

Fantastic. This has become our new weekend brunch place. A menu that is not just eggs bene etc with more interesting options ….it makes it really difficult to decide what to eat. The grill has a “real” homemade agria hash cake, tasty Shakshouka, perfectly cooked hapuka on quinoa tabbouleh (and healthy too) – and one of the best on the list the Kedgeree.
Plus as I’m a fussy about my coffee they get a big tick. Excellent service front of house.
Oops forgot to mention the tasty Field mushrooms with the manchego cheese.
Seriously I don’t work there or know the owner

4 star rating
by Shelly
3rd October 2013

Nice bright cafe in new Victoria Market.

A relaxed atmosphere with no feeling of being rushed out the door when finished eating.

Coffee good, food tasty, price for location reasonable

4 star rating
by David B.
12th September 2013

I like places that offer a range of breakfast menu items outside the norm. Buttlermilk does this with their Coddled Eggs which is a dish well worth trying.

There is plenty of room and you are not crammed with the person next to you spilling your coffee.

Great service and coffee.

3 star rating
by Chelsea
9th July 2013

Good food but overly expensive. $18.50 for bacon and eggs on toast.

4 star rating
by Liv W.
6th December 2012

I had a delicious ‘Veggie Pide’ from this new cafe today. Having it toasted was a good choice, as it made the contents luciously moist: eggplant, roasted peppers, feta, rocket, caremilzed red onion, mayo & hummus.

An excellent soy flat white, followed by a tasty ginger slice kept me very happy.

I like the high ceilings and big windows, giving it a lightness. It’s a stylishly kitted out venue. Plenty of different spaces to sit at and read the Herald.

Staff were very smiley and efficient too.

4 star rating
by NomNomPanda
5th December 2012

Simple cafe with a focus on breakfast items, including many egg, bean, bacon and pancake dishes as well as granola, though there were some more lunchy items such as a steak sandwich or kedgeree as well. The poached eggs ($16.50) I had were excellent, which is more than I can say of most cafes. The eggs themselves were a round tidy shape, and the yolks oozed out beautifully when you cut them open. They were served with toasted 5grain and well-seasoned flat brown mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach, as well as a hash brown. Great flavour and great value. However, my workmates who had the chicken schnitzel and steak sandwich were less enthusiastic about their meals. I really enjoyed my fresh pear, ginger and watermelon juice ($7) as well, until I saw our waitress peel the sticker off an apple and put it straight into the juicer without washing. The glasses the juice came in were relatively small, making them rather expensive. Would like to see a more inspiring food menu to match the variety in the drinks menu.

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