Reviews for Little Bird Unbakery
by India Shores
11 days ago
Have been wanting to come here for a while after hearing all about it. I tried the acai bowl which was super tasty, but I'm not sure if it was worth the price as it wasn't very big. My friend got the strawberry salad and green juice which she really enjoyed. The layout is nice, although the place is significantly smaller than what I imagined. I would love to come back and try the cheesecakes which I wanted to try today but unfortunately due to the admittedly bizarre opening times they were packed away before I finished my meal
by Sophia O-W
one month ago
I was given a voucher for this place for my birthday and I decided to come here for lunch. It is such a cute little set-up, and the staff were very friendly. Everything on the menu looked so great, and being big on healthy eating it is definitely the place to come to. To drink i had the spicy hot chocolate, which was rich and full of dark flavour which was interesting - though for me the spices may have been a bit too intense. I had the bird bowl for lunch ($19) and my partner had the 'chicken' tacos ($17). At a first glance I looked at the bird bowl and didn't think that it would fill me up... However, it suprised me and did fill the gap to a good level, and the flavours of each part of the dish was so delicious (especially the avocado and tabouleh!). I had a bite of my partners tacos and they were divine also. We also ordered a slice of the passionfruit cheesecake to go, and this is one of the best raw cheesecakes I've ever had! The tangy sweet notes of it balanced on the tip of my tongue and it made me want crave more of the richness from the coconut and passionfruit. Overall, I highly recommend this place and will definitely be back for this food!
one month ago
Great if you're after something light and healthy. A bit of the pricey side but they use quality ingredients. Must try their cheesecake - it's really good.
by Savannah Harley
one month ago
A great place for what it is. A little disappointing having a nut allergy here as literally 95% of the menu is off the cards. Presentation of all cakes etc are immaculate however and the cold brew coffee is delicious!
one month ago
Who ever invented Little Birds, is a pure genius!! This was my first time coming here, about a year ago now, and it’s changed my life. I had seen so many yummy looking treats through Instagram, and I just had to come here! All of their food is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free, raw and vegan!! Obviously guilt free too! However, my parents weren’t really a fan of healthy food, but I think I’ve converted them. Every time we come to Auckland, Mum and I make it a priority to get some Little Birds treats to take away.
The first time I ate at Little Birds, was at their Kinglands bakery. I had the acai bowl. It was served with their ginger grawnola, banana and coyo. It was so filling! I thought id try it as I heard a lot about it on Instagram. It was nice, but not as thick as I thought it would be. I bought it for $12 back then, but I see that they’ve raised their price.
Since we came here a while ago, their menu has changed. But when we were there, my mum ordered their Thai spring rolls. They were delicious! The tempeh inside the lettuce wrap was the star of the dish. Plus the dipping sauce added a little spice. The zucchini salad was refreshing too!
We also got a few treats to take away!
Espresso cheesecake-$9: To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of espresso back then. But surprisingly I didn’t mind it in this cake. The first bite was quite strong, but after a few mouthfuls, I started to enjoy it more.
Raspberry cacao brownie-$6: The vanilla creamy filling layered in between the cacao base and topped with a chocolate crumble of freeze-dried raspberries is delicious! I think I like this one more than the mint. But it needed more raspberry flavor, and the amount of filling varies, depending on the batch/piece you get
Chocolate mint slice-$6: The base of this slice is similar to the raspberry cacao brownie, but it had a cashew cream like filling as the middle layer. The base of it can get quite rich on its own, so you definitely need the creamy layer!
Overall The cheesecakes from Little Birds are the most eye-catching. They have so many different flavours, and it makes it hard to choose! That’s why I have to buy more than one at a time! I must admit, I’d like a bigger piece of cheesecake as its just so good, and I’m paying $9 for it too! But all of their products are made using organic and good quality ingredients, so the price is worth it! A great place to get a healthy and guilt free treat!
one month ago
This place is perfection for my taste, plus is a good place to buy lot of tea good prices too, love the presentation and the deco, perfect for a Saturday breakie ;)
by Chrissy Gabriels
3 months ago
I can't believe it's not cheesecake?!! This place is amazing with a beautiful array of healthy, raw, Gluten free, dairy free, vegan etc etc etc goodies that are actually delicious too!! I tried samples at the food show and craved the tastes for a week so had to go in. I got a piece of the passion fruit cheese cake and they have nailed it. Real cheese cake texture but good for you and sooo flavoursome. The winner for me though is the ginger slice. This delicious morsel packs a punch they have used raw ginger juice to give it an amazing kick I have never tasted in ginger slice before. If you feel like a naughty treat with out the naughty then I highly recommend the un-bakery. Clean healthy eating.
by Laura Hunt
3 months ago
I'm not going to lie, when I first visited Little Bird, not long after the Ponsonby Unbakery had opened, I had not yet embraced the healthy lifestyle revolution so I found the whole experience very bizarre. However based on more recent experiences and a shift in what I eat I can say that Little Bird is an absolute gem.
My most recent visit was to the Kingsland Unbakery. We got the cacao grawnola bowl and acai bowl. Both were generous portions and genuinely delicious. We also got a couple of raw treats - apple cobbler and hazelnut tart. As a huge sugar/ dessert fan. I'm not completely sold on raw treats, but they do hit the spot if you're in need of something sweet.
The service was also really good and our food came quickly. The staff were absolutely lovely and had pretty good knowledge about the food on offer. I also liked that the Kingsland Unbakery is fairly compact and rustic in comparison to Ponsonby. It's super adorable.
You'll no doubt leave Little Bird feeling good about yourself. Healthy and cruelty free :)
3 months ago
It's always a busy spot in Kingsland and Ponsonby.
Clean Food. I have been in both restaurants. You will have to wait to get a table for sure. They have plenty of organic, gluten free and Vegetarian options. Smoothies and Tea's. Service is ok but they always looked quite stress running around, settings tables and sometimes they ran out of hands. When I went they rush us to order and then they dissappear until we paid. We got it ..is a popular spot they don't really need more customers as they have a lot. Good choice for clean food.
Mommy friendly:? Kingsland is very small no place for trolleys and Ponsonby has stairs in the entrance. I didn't check changing room. Great for : Foodies, Gluten free, Vegetarians, Lunch and breakfast.
by Fare Henry
4 months ago
I was excited to try this place after all the good raves from my friends. Unfortunately the treats that I bought weren't to my liking..I just don't think vegan food is really for me.. but the service was kind and friendly. The decor and lay out is lovely.
by F.A.T.s "Food And ThoughtS" DUO
5 months ago
We are heading around this area to meet someone when we found this little corner, it was raining and cold, perfect to hunt for a warm place to hide for breakfast.
This little place is full of people from the yoga place at the top of the cafe, which is a good target market. We are served with 2 lovely waitresses that convinced us to order the unbaked bagel with mushroom, portobello benedict, the raspberry brownie and the cold press coffee. We can see the love with the fresh ingredients they are using, seems like it just got out of a growers backyard. I was really waiting for something to convert me to a raw diet, the unbaked bagel with the mushrooms was good, but, I wish there could have been a bit more kick of herbs even on the creamy mushrooms and the bagel hopefully to at least be in room temperature not stone cold, the portobello benedict is also the same the mushroom are cold and even the sauce "hollandaise" is needing a bit of acidity and seasoning in it. The pudding and coffee are the winner that day, its got lovely texture onto it with the coconut element on the middle , also the cold press coffee converts me even its freezing outside .
I would recommend this to all the vegetarians and vigans out there as this is definitely a healthy breakfast and the price is also reasonable for the type of ingredients they use.
8 months ago
Fantastic food! Very pricey though. I do get a bit bothered that they call things vegan but use honey in them, I always make sure to ask now.
8 months ago
Best desserts in the world! Love, love their berry cheesecake. Raw and amazing with a rich, intense flavour. Their matcha latte with macadamia milk is equally amazing.
by Vegan Foodie
8 months ago
I've been coming here for several months now, and have always been pleasantly surprised. Be it the Carrot Cake, Mini Pumpkin Pie, or the Raspberry and Cacao Brownie, they're all amazing. Also, there is nothing better in this world than Little Bird's Espresso Cheesecake. I haven't given 5 stars because the passionfruit and cheesecakes aren't vegan, so any possibility of having a vegan version of them would be life changing. Also, the quantity that's served is a little bit on the smaller side, especially when a slice of cake is $9!
by Food Eater
11 months ago
I wasn't sure about this place because it was a vegan place but the food was very flavoursome. Cold drip coffee was great also although the hazelnut milk was a bit grainy.
by Meagan Kerr
Nov 08, 2014
It's so nice to be able to go somewhere and not worry about what I can eat or if it will cater for my food allergies and intolerances! Everything is gluten free, dairy free and vegan, meaning that nothing is off limits. I've visited Little Bird a number of times, for both breakfast and lunch, and everything I've eaten there tastes wonderful. It's really opened my eyes to the tasty world of raw food!
Don't be fooled by the small servings when you looking in the cake cabinet - everything is so packed full of amazing flavours that just a small slice is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.
by Jonathan Baggley
Oct 08, 2014
small place, but a lovely atmosphere. and killer raw vegan food. So tasty you wouldnt know it was good for you. Yaye little bird.
Great breakfasts too, and a surprisingly big selection of stuff to take away.
Oct 05, 2014
Love this place I would say each dish is about $5 too expensive considering its vegan/raw should mean it should be cheaper but I would go back again. The smoothie was $9 which is too much
by Nat C
Sep 12, 2014
I have come here a few times and enjoyed most of the food. The bird bowl is my favourite. More recently a friend and I tried their dinner menu and we loved it. We arrived at 6pm on the dot to make sure we got a table as we know how popular this place is! We ordered the polenta fries to share - they come with an amazing pumpkin ketchup and tasty aioli, I got the tacos with pumpkin, my friend got the kelp noodles and one of the Kombucha drinks (very nice!) and for dessert we got the mango parfait. Everything was delicious, I probably would get the mushroom tacos next time though. It is a bit more expensive than your average cafe but you are paying for the quality of the food. I come away every time feeling great, can't wait to try everything else on the menu.
by Rebecca Smith
Aug 25, 2014
Upon hearing about Little Bird Unbakery I was a bit skeptical, healthy AND tasty baked goods which aren't even baked? But I'm glad to say that Little Bird Unbakery is indeed tasty. I went for morning tea with two friends and we ordered a few slices to share, a berry cheesecake, lemon slice and chocolate brownie. I also had an iced coffee milkshake (coffee, cashew ice cream, vanilla, chocolate sauce and hazelnut milk). The slices were all delicious and got me thinking about how they were put together without any baking, magic. The berry cheesecake was my favourite by a small margin. The milkshake was also good, but not worth $12. While Little Bird Unbakery is really great, it is also a little out of my price range for a regular go-to, so I think I will save it for when I am entertaining my vegan/gluten free/super healthy friends. Also, if you have any friends with dietary restrictions this is the place to take them. Their cakes do not contain any gluten, dairy, sugar or soy.
May 31, 2014
Yes the food is good. However this is one of the most pretentious, humourless places I have ever set foot in. I went here with my mother and the waitresses, who are obviously teenagers, were calling her 'darling'.
Seriously? The people who work here not to mention the people who eat here- you aren't somehow above the rest of the populace because you choose to eat raw strips of courgette. It's the vibe of this place that kills it for me.
by Rebecca MacDonald
Apr 27, 2014
I have been to the Ponsonby Little Bird before but this was my first time at the Kingsland branch. We went for some post workout treats, I know, its a bit of a contradiction. But the good news is all the treats at Little Bird are raw, organic and healthy!
We tried their macaroons, I had a slice of carrot cake and my friend had ginger slice. All their cakes are gluten, soy, dairy and sugar free. They also offer breakfast and lunch items from their menu as well as herbal teas, juices and smoothies.
Next time you want a guilt free treat or yummy healthy breakfast or lunch check it out!
by Marilyn Kenworthy
Apr 08, 2014
My friend and I went there for brunch today. Had the best food ever and would lick the plate too if I could get away with it. My friend had the Little Bird 'Chicken" with bagel and I had the zucchini spaghetti. Absolutely delicious. I also had the Caramel and Banana milkshakes too and words fail me. Will be back soon
by Sophie Gao
Mar 28, 2014
Clean, healthy and raw!
Love this place, one of our favourite places. Never feel guilty coming here, their milk shakes are to die for. Use the best ingredients, always really fresh with great flavours and textures.
by Mairi Herbert
Jan 27, 2014
In the last couple of weeks I have had some delicious & good for you food. Food that tempts, tantalises & delights. I finally made to Little Bird Organics Unbakery.
I have been a fan of their macaroons for quite some time! They are delectable little treats made from raw cacao, coconut and vanilla, then sweetened with agave nectar and a hint of maple. The raw cacao delivers not only lots of antioxidants but also bliss chemicals! I can certainly attest that after one of these macaroons you do indeed feel very happy.
At Little Bird everything is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, organic, raw, vegan and without any refined cane sugars. So what they serve is both delicious & full of goodness. On our visit there I had the trio of tomatoes. A tomato & hazelnut soup, an heirloom tomato salad & a stuffed tomato packed with herbs & mushrooms. Bright, fresh & full of flavour, not to mention pretty as a picture. Almost prettier was the sprouted bread with avocado & kraut.
The tomato soup was all creamy tomato, the salad bright & fresh & the stuffed tomato all herbal. It really was a beautiful lunch, for the eyes & the tastebuds.
And it did leave room for dessert. We’d spotted a stunning looking tart in the cabinet, a berry tart to be precise & it was far to beautiful looking to resist. A nut & date base filled with coconut, topped with a berry coulis & raspberries. I am not sure I can even begin to tell you how good this was. The base nutty & sweet, the filling creamy, luscious & coconuty & then the berries providing just the right amount of tart. The best dessert I have had in quite some time...sublime is the word that comes to mind.
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Nov 28, 2013
A delight for all vegetarian and vegans. Somewhere that's perfect for summer! If you're in detox mode or are sick of seeing meat - this is the place to go. Unfortunately if you're the exact opposite and love your meat - you might get a slight disappointment here. All in all a refreshing place with plenty of unique drinks to try! Did I mention they change their menu every week?
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by Kimberley Gibb
Oct 08, 2013
Tried out Little Bird Organics for the first time on my morning tea break (15 minutes) to grab a quick smoothie. Couldn't wait to try. Another lady came in about 2 minutes after me and ordered a smoothie of another sort, and her's came out first. I waited a total of 20 minutes for mine which I thought was unreasonable as there was only one other customer and her kids sitting in the cafe. The Berry smoothie was exactly how I imagined - amazing, but next time will only be going back if I have more time.
by Christina Murphy
Aug 30, 2013
Actually just joined menu mania to write a review for these guys!! AMAZING FOOD. Can't believe how light I still feel after having the tart and the tacos. My only weeny gripe is that for the size of the food its pretty pricey BUT organic and raw is expensive so all good :)
Aug 14, 2013
Really enjoyed my lunch here today. The service was super friendly and the food was delicious. I had the "bird bowl", a generous serving of a mix of salads. I left feeling like I had done something good for my body... A rare feeling after a meal out! I will definitely be back, and am looking forward to their cookbook.
My only criticism is that parking was difficult.
by Carla Mardell
Jun 23, 2013
The food is comparable to many of the top raw cuisine restaurants found throughout the world. However the parking and seating is ridiculous, after a handful of visits I now park over at kowhai intermediate and walk over the railway bridge. Get there before 11am for a lunch seat and forget any parties bigger than 2! The last couple of months the service has been moody, except when I have hit the owners who are delightful.
by Stella Whitfield
Jun 07, 2013
Love this cafe! Amazing raw food - so delicious!! The blonde girl at the counter was so helpful and nice about my silly questions and curiousities. Yum will definitley be back!
by Leonie McLellan
Jun 05, 2013
I have eaten here a couple of times now - great food esp the yummy raw cheesecakes/tarts. Too bad the service people were rude! Really lets the place down.
Dec 07, 2012
The parking isn't great and was in for a quick takeaway bite. The place is tiny and seemed a little sparse even the cabinet in the unbakery looked a bit tired. There was really no atmosphere (music) really cold dark kinda feel. The products in the cabinets were not particularly appealing it really looked like bird food. I chose the carrot cake and waited while the cashier took 5 minutes to figure out when, how,why and what she had done with the women's docket and eftpos receipt before me and finally realised she had put it in the till DUH!!! There were only 2 people in here so don't understand the frazzled nature of the cashier. When I finally got served and paid for my cake it was disappointing dry nutty carrot tasting energy bliss ball sold at any health food store but just shaped as a cake (boring) it would've been better if they had blitzed the nuts a bit more and had it at room temp so it wasn't so hard and dry and a bit more raw icing on the top and in the middle to cut the nuts. I used to be a raw foodist and have worked in raw food restaurants so in comparison this was not great. Visited Thursday 6 December.
by Stefan Kaczon
Nov 13, 2012
Amazing food, great service, fantastic staff, cosy cafe and mostly raw. By this I mean I noticed one or two things on their menu that is toasted, however mostly raw.
I keep coming back that's for sure!! The cakes are fantastic, lots of different types and they can prepare a full one for a decent price for the next day pick up!
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