4 star rating 17 reviews

Telephone 09 376 3590

129 West End Rd
Auckland City

Brunch, A La Carte, Cafe, Desserts / Bakeries
Mon - Fri 7am - 3.30pm
Sat & Sun 7.30am - 3.30pm
Provided by business


Catroux is a clean white space featuring delicious home made baking, a mouth watering cabinet full of salads, proteins and sandwiches. Complete with “Peoples Coffee”, fresh juices and an exceptionally tasty seasonal brunch menu. One of four finalists in 2013 Lewisham Awards for Outstanding Coffee Establishment/Barista (Rodney Dass, Catroux), nominated by restaurant industry peers.


Photo of Catroux
Beetroot, kumara, blue cheese, orange, walnut
Green salad goodness
Mushroom omelette with havarti cheese, pesto, roasted tomato
The Catroux B.I.G
Smoked salmon, avocado, haloumi and courgette fritatta (gf)

More Information

Caterers, Cafes, Cake Shops
Free On-Street, Free Off-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Good For Children:
Wheelchair Accessible:
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
Payment Types:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Catroux

1 star rating
by Ivana
26th May 2014

Very underwhelmed with the service.

My salad came out looking and tasting like a dog’s breakfast and 2yo’s pie was cold. When I told waitress she said “oh”. Husband we joke is a human waste disposal as he eats anything and everything and even he wouldn’t touch it. They got the coffee order completely wrong.

Left feeling very underwhelmed, disappointed and hungry. Won’t be back.

4 star rating
by Paul V.
23rd October 2013

Nice setup. Clean and tidy. Coffee is ok but there is a large selection of quick stuff in the display cabinet. Worth a visit.

5 star rating
by Kate C.
3rd September 2013

Frequently come here to pick up lunch to takeaway on the weekend. The salads and sandwiches are so good and great selection. Can’t come here too late on a sat as you miss out though as I have a couple of times. They do nice fresh juices too.
Staff are always friendly and service is quick.

3 star rating
by Katie S.
13th August 2013

Had lunch here today. Was quite underwhelmed by the service. Noone greeted us first of all. I know I can be a bit difficult to cater to as I have a gluten and dairy allergy but when asking what on the menu I would be able to eat, all I was told was to have gf toast with eggs. After enquiring about the potato/egg/bean salad I was told it was gluten free but contained dairy. After asking what dairy was in it, it was only eggs. Well eggs are not actually dairy so maybe the staff should be a little more informed or question the chef a little more in depth as she was very unhelpful trying to help me find something I could have. It was really nice food and coffee though in the end.

2 star rating
by Mary
26th July 2013

We experienced bad service here today. When the surly barista came with my coffee he couldn’t be bothered to come and place it in front of me – he placed it half way down the long table. I had ordered a pie which just needed to be heated. The café wasn’t busy so when we had finished everything else and there was still no sign of the pie I had to ask for my money back. We won’t waste money coming here again.

5 star rating
by Emily
5th March 2013

Gorgeous Energizer breakfast is to die for. Lovely menu, smiley staff, good service. My kind of perfect. My partners omelette with chorizo and vine tomatoes also tasty, well cooked and beautifully presented. So nice to find such an inspiring menu.

2 star rating
by Donna R.
25th November 2012

Six adults arrived at Catroux for brunch. We were there for 45 minutes waiting for a table and would have been happy to wait longer, unfortunately we were totally ignored by the staff. The result… we left and went across the road instead.

5 star rating
by Mike
8th October 2012

Arrived in the Sunday rush hour, After a wait in a long queue to order. Finally, We got a table. Expected another long wait for the food. However, shortly after coffee was served (my coffee was awesome by the way), the food came really fast and looked amazing, lots of passion . My kumara rosti was just yummy…Thanks Catroux for a lovely morning and absolutely will come back again.

5 star rating
by Bennjamin M.
2nd October 2012

Catroux is amazing. Best Cafe to pop up in Auckland for a long time. The service is always friendly, food always consistent and yummy and the coffee is awesome. I love how the menu changes every season! I am there almost every 2nd weekend, it is so popular but definitely worth the wait for a table. The treat cabinet is to die for, and I think the pink lamingtons are an essential entree to every meal haha. Delicious. Love Catroux.

2 star rating
by Claire
29th September 2012

No idea what the fuss is all about with Catroux. It was a pretentious cafe full of lack lustre food and average service.
We ordered the eggs benedict – nothing special just the usual eggs bene you get an any old cafe these days. We made a big deal about asking for water when we ordered to which we were informed it would be brought to our table shortly. Shortly was 20 mins before one of us got up and asked again for it at the counter. After the water ‘incident’ we started getting a more friendlier, efficient service. Unfortunately, for us the food was a big let down. Wouldn’t bother coming here again – plenty of other great cafe’s around

3 star rating
by David B.
28th May 2012

We did arrive at 9.30 on a Sunday right in the middle of the peak rush. Luckily we did get a table but there was a long wait for coffee.

The Power Breakfast was fresh/tasty and was a great way to start a Sunday. The only let down was the coffee which tasted burnt. Maybe it was just a one off.

Worth a look as there are other options close if they are really busy.

5 star rating
by Zoe
28th March 2012

I actually love Catroux. Since it opened a last year I have been at least once a weekend. I have introduced all of my friends/visiting family to it and it is universally loved all around. The food is beautiful and fresh, the coffee is great, the atmosphere is relaxed and I have always found the staff to be incredibly friendly (many people are greeted by name), fast and efficient. Living in a city such as Auckland where there are more eateries than people, Catroux shines. It is a must to visit. DO IT.

3 star rating
by Chris
27th March 2012

I really like the food here have been quite a few times as I regularly go to the butcher next door however the service is the pits! There is a blond young female who runs the place who is just rude and acts like she is doing us a favour by serving us. It’s a shame as the food is delicious. Coffee just ok.

4 star rating
by Loulou N.
8th February 2012

I’m dying to try Catroux. I went at Waitangi weekend but it was sooo full we couldn’t get a seat. Bad timing, disappointed, but I’ll be back! The array of beautiful homemade cakes and pastries was mouth watering – particularly the huge raspberry Lammingtons, yum! There are a few tables outside and a little sandpit out the back so were lots of Mums and kids there. the white fit out is really styley and I love the neon sign out front. I’m looking forward to being able to eat here!

4 star rating
by Gen
2nd November 2011

Fabulous brunch spot, something for everyone – Plum Tart, Westmere Sausage, Scrambled Eggs and Scones were all raved about at our table. The coffee was the best I’ve had in months. The atmosphere was relaxed, I see a “Friends” type cafe in the making!

5 star rating
by Tania
8th September 2011

Great new café. Love the freshness of the white on white interior. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Fantastic range of food – all the salads I tried were delicious. Delicious cakes and sweet things as well. Definitely a new favourite.

5 star rating
by Mike M.
1st September 2011

Great new Cafe in Westmere in the old Alelie site (next to the butcher) !! Awesome food and People’s coffee makes a nice change. Everything is a little bit different here which is quite refreshing. Only been open a couple of weeks but the number of people going through tells me its got legs. Try the Westmere sausage on brioche with mushroom jus for breakfast. Awesome

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