4_half star rating 6 reviews

Telephone 09-360 1551

181 Ponsonby Rd
Entrance on Franklin Road
Auckland City

Cafe, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea
Mon - Sun 7.00am - 3.00pm
Provided by business


Serving all kinds of amazing soups-of-the-day during the colder months (think ‘kumara & ginger’, ‘mushroom & thyme’) ~~ Plus a delicious range of other healthy-leaning comfort food: haloumi bagels; horseradish hotdog with Swiss cheese and gherkin; avocado & tomato on 5 grain toast with extra virgin olive oil; and the list goes on…(check out the menu photo on this listing) ~~ Also offering delicious shakes of ever-changing varieties (think ‘Snifter’, ‘Tahitian Lime’, ‘Salted Caramel’, ‘Pumpkin Pie’) ~~ Previously trading as Agnes Curran. The new name is Fred’s! The entrance is off Franklin Road, just round the corner from Ponsonby Road.


Photo of Fred’s
Haloumi bagel
Thai pumpkin soup, slightly spicy with hints of lemongrass grass
Avocado, tomato on toast for brekkie!

More Information

Price Range:
Cheap, Under $15
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:
20 inside, 15 outside
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Fred’s

5 star rating
by Caitie E.
21st January 2014

My all time favourite cafe in Auckland! Love the bircher muesli, unfortunately so much that I have never gotten anything else off the menu. Great coffee, staff is attentive and very welcoming! Plus wi-fi is very handy!

5 star rating
by Freddie L.
25th July 2013

Fred’s is hands down my favourite cafe in Auckland.. Plus it has an awesome name!

The staff a friendly, interesting and give of the best vibe

Food is very well priced and super good

The atmosphere is extremely fun and welcoming

5 star rating
by Liz W.
8th July 2013

Fantastic menu for delicious wholesome food. My friend and I both had the ‘half avocado’, and tomatoes on whole-5-grain toast. There was a moment of indecision when we had spotted the haloumi salad, which looked delish too. But we made the right choice, as the avocado option was a very natural and super delicious – a fabulous start to the day. It’s hard to find such a healthy unadulterated breakfast, so we really loved it. There was a drizzle of oil in the pocket of the avocado – nice touch :)

Seating is in slightly bohemian style, with a stool for a seat rather than chairs… and a very cosy, quite tight space indoors – plus a big communal centre table for single diners. And 2 or 3 of the tables by the big lighted-filled window were catching all the lovely morning sun.

We we were in for some detailed conversation – so we opted for outdoors, where it was a bit more private today, and the wire stools were surprisingly comfy.

One point for improvement, would have to be that the decaf coffee was a little bitter. I know, I know, decaf – it’s not the real thing – but sometimes you just have to. And it is possible to get amazing decaf coffee which can make you wonder if it’s actually caffeinated… but I just think they need to hone their decaf skill here.

However the staff were chipper and helpful, and the overall atmosphere of Fred’s is really groovy and warm, and the menu is a stand-out, worth 5 stars.

4 star rating
by Juku
27th February 2012

The atmosphere and interior design is really what makes all the difference and what distinguishes Agnes Curran from any other cafe. I was only there once and had a slice of banana bread and a coffee – both very good. I was so glad that someone recommended it to me – otherwise I might not have stumbled across it.

Would be cool if it was open longer! I know I’m not the only one to go for a coffee after 4pm. That’s the ideal time for it on the weekend! And how about some organic items on the menu? With those two changes, it would deserve 5 stars!

5 star rating
by Janine D.
23rd November 2010

These people are great – coffee is amazing, food amazing – everything amazing. They have a good place to park up the dog too…brilliant…please cafe in ponsonby, very funny staff…

4 star rating
by Ross T.
15th January 2010

great reliable coffee…usually full of lots of regulars….belguim biscuits….yum

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