Cafe Byzantium

3 star rating 10 reviews

Telephone 09-376 3695

80 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland City

Family, Cafe, New Zealand, European
Mon - Sun 6am - 5pm
Provided by business


Cafe Byzantium in Ponsonby is a friendly, cosy, traditional Ponsonby cafe, serving semi-vegetarian, cafe food. We serve daily specials, made-to-order sandwiches and can cater for any special dietary requirements. We have seating for 50 people and are open for private functions.


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Restaurants, Cafes
Free Off-Street, Free On-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits
BYO, No Corkage Fee
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Payment Types:
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Cafe Byzantium

5 star rating
by Eric H.
19th May 2014

Walked in on Monday without a booking. Staff were all very welcoming and recommended what was popular and special in the cafe. We ordered a coffee and a salad, the coffee is really good and I enjoyed it very much. The dressing of the salad was very good Aswell. Atmosphere was very warm and cosy. Would come again.

5 star rating
by Danielle
17th May 2014

Great cafe! The service was very quick and efficient. Our coffees came out as soon as we sat down pretty much and then the food seriously came out 5 mins after that! The French toast was gorgeous and so was the eggs benedict :) The tables are also really quirky and neat and the atmosphere was great!

4 star rating
by Aaron
17th April 2014

Went on a Sunday morning with the family, kids had the Pancakes which came with a nice amount of fruit, the children thoroughly enjoyed + I sampled a taste & they were great!
Mum + dad had the eggs benny the eggs were nice & soft sauce was just right. Good location with easy parking. We’ll be back :)

2 star rating
by Juku
8th September 2013

Nothing particularly good about it. There are so many great cafes in Ponsonby, but this one isn’t one of them.

1 star rating
by Susan J.
19th April 2013

We used to come here regularly until it changed hands a few years ago.
Today we decided to give it another go.
We arrived at 7.30am on a weekday morning. There were three other tables occupied. One table had finished their meals and the dirty plates remained uncleared until they left about 15 minutes later.
Our coffee arrived after 5 minutes or so. It was good but not great, although it looked very pretty with patterns on the top.
After 45 minutes of waiting for poached eggs on toast we asked for our money back. They refunded the cost of the meals. If they had offered to also refund the cost of the coffee, I would have given them a second chance.
I can’t comment on the quality of the food as we didn’t have any.
There are many other excellent cafes nearby. I won’t be going back to this one.

5 star rating
by Joshua M.
1st December 2012

Came here about 2 weeks ago with my husband, we ordered 1 egg benedict and one smoked chicken salad, the egg Benedict was excellent, the eggs were very excellently cooked (runny, the way I like it) you will have to ask the waiter to know if you want your egg cooked fully, the salad dressing was very good aswell. Highly recommend the cafe

1 star rating
by Kate B.
11th August 2012

Nice people and good service, not that fast though. Food was not that good, the salmon quiche I had had brown avocado in it (they happily refunded the money), their oversized biscotti nearly broke a tooth. My friend’s salad was small and not as tasty as it could have been. Coffee and lemon ginger was fine but glasses didn’t look the cleanest. A bit of a language barrier with staff made it a bit hard too, but they are trying hard on that front. Still a nice atmosphere and good location-next time I will just have a coffee though!

4 star rating
by Eric H.
22nd April 2012

Very good cafe, the texture of the coffee is superb.

4 star rating
by Abby
29th April 2011

This place has great food and great service.
Excellent value for money and menu options.
I would definitely recommend it.

1 star rating
by Vanitha N.
14th January 2010

Disappointing for what looks like a nice cafe. Poached eggs were very vinegary and poor quality hash browns used, thin and not much to them. Service also very poor as our group of 3 on a quiet Sat morning had food served at all different times. 2 of us had finished our breakfasts when the last order of blueberry pancakes (very few blueberries present) arrived. We only went here because Oh So around the corner was closed – wish we hadn’t bothered!

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