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Little Bread & Butter Bakery

4 star rating 22 reviews

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09 3764007

Ponsonby Central, Shop 7, Corner Richmond Road & Ponsonby Road

  Cafe, Bakery
7 AM to 4:30 PM (Mon-Fri), 8 AM to 5 PM (Sat-Sun)


Reviews for Little Bread & Butter Bakery

4 star rating
by Miso Peckish
one month ago

I was after a doughnut from somewhere different other than Little and Friday's and Foxtrot Parlour.  For some reason I walked into Bread & Butter to see what they had that could tickle my tastebuds.  It was then when I saw some doughnuts sitting behind the glass cabinet.I ordered one to take away.  Boy was it a good choice.  My jam doughnut was not only soft, but had plenty of jam & custard filling inside.  I was meaning to save half for Mr Wasabi, but before I knew it, the doughnut was all gone.Check my website for an indepth review of the doughnut

5 star rating
by Gemma
one month ago

This is a cute store located in Ponsonby central. They offer a wide selection of savoury and sweets in their cabinet, as well as fresh bread that you can buy and toast up to eat there! Their custard crumble is delicious, but so is their "bee sting." Its a yummy sweet bun, filled with custard and topped with an almond brittle! I always get something to take-away from here, but you can also sit down and order from their menu

4 star rating
by M_92
one month ago

Initially, we decided to only get coffee from here.. But then we saw baked goodies presented nicely in the food cabinet and decided to try out the raspberry/creme donut and savoury goods on bread. Both were yummy. The coffees were good too.

4 star rating
by Ruth Ireland
2 months ago

Best coffee we have had in ages! And the cabinet was full of delicious baked treats but we were being good so resisted! Next time will definitely have to treat ourselves!

4 star rating
by Vitale Eti
3 months ago

Cute little spot and on the other side of the wall is Foxtrot Parlour. Nice strong coffee and the Madeleine's are a perfect match for their brew.

This pl. is always busy so we got some take out coffees this time round and our treats in a take out bag.

4 star rating
by Victoria
4 months ago

Coffees were good, the store itself is very nice to sit and enjoy a coffee and baked good if you're in the Ponsonby area. Lots of atmosphere and buzz at Ponsonby Central. Great range of to buy items or full meals available from the menu. I liked it!

4 star rating
by Gentlepig
4 months ago

I've been to Little Bread & Butter Bakery twice now, and both times I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the baking.. Although the quality of the baking is unquestionable, what I enjoyed most is the distinct twist the artisans put in even the most plain piece of bread. Service is as you'd expect and as it must be in this part of town. Coffee and beverages on the other hand let the establishment down in my opinion - a 4.0 bakery, 3.0 cafe.

3 star rating
by Erika Tutiya
4 months ago

I really don't know what is going on with this place...everytime I come back I realize the service seems to be getting worse! In my previous visit, they gave me the wrong order...however, during my most current visit, the service was so slow that my coffee was cold. In addition, the scone was over toasted and the table was dirty. And in both cases, the bakery wasn't even busy... But I have to recognize that the scone is so delicious and that's what motivates me to keep coming back

3 star rating
by Donna&Shane
5 months ago

All the food looks great and it is tempting to try something.... Small place but cosy... Service was ok.... If your in the area it's definitely a place to stop in and sample.

5 star rating
by Pareen
5 months ago

One of the best places in Auckland.

Want great food, great service and impeccable coffee? You can't beat this little gem in Ponsonby Central. With their specialty home made breads and their delightful chocolate brownies, you will be coming back to this quality shop over and again. My favourite is their Parisienne bread, crusty outside and a soft, sourdough inside, what's not to love? Goes great toasted with hummus or with some eggs and butter. They also have some especially skilled baristas!

Warning: The chocolate brownies here are addictive. More so than the coffee. I bought five.

3 star rating
by Nat C
6 months ago

Stopped here after the gym and ordered a small chicken roll and a banana and berry smoothie. Both were really tasty. The menu at this location is quite different to the website menu but there are plenty of savoury and sweet treats in the cabinet.

4 star rating
by Britney Beeby
6 months ago

My fiancé and I stopped for coffees here, and we're really impressed with Bread and Butter.

If you sit outside, it's wonderful for people watching on bustling Ponsonby Road.

They have a wonderful selection of magazines (not your usual gossip mags!) available to read - it's the perfect spot to stop for a caffeine fix and browse through some pages in the sunshine.

4 star rating
by Max Clark
6 months ago

Food here doesn't disappoint.
Sometimes it's amazing, and others times its pretty good. The service is quite up and down as well... This place is always busy, but they're happy to fit you in where they can.
Breakfast Pizza, and Avocado Salad are my favourites. Full and satisfied every time.

4 star rating
by Life As A Mutt
7 months ago

If looking for a freshly baked loaf in Ponsonby, you'll most likely find yourself in Little Bread and Butter at some time. As its name implies, their claim to fame is baked goods. The premises also doubles as a cafe and you can grab coffees and smoothies, as well as their breads and pastries.

Like all of Ponsonby Central, the décor is very agreeable (though this could also be interpreted as unoriginal), and the service is tidy. The glass cabinet displays dozens of delicious looking goods such as carrot cake, brownies, quiches and doughnuts. If you decide to try one of every item, you would certainly be at Bread and Butter a while.

The baked goods are definitely the highlight. The carrot cake is moist and the smidgen of slightly sour cream cheese completes the richly satisfying experience. The doughnuts are lightly crisp on the outside, the brownies fudgy. Perhaps the only sub par food I've tried was their pretzel. The dough was soft (as was the exterior), and was so incredibly salty I could barely finish it. Bread and Butter's loaves are also impressive. They offer enticing tasters of a bread at the counter, which is appreciated. If you are near Ponsonby and need a loaf for an excursion or meal, I'd suggest you go here.

Unfortunately, however nice the baked goods are, the coffees are rather poor. The cappuccinos are flat, while the mochaccinos are the most devoid of chocolate I've tasted in Auckland. If you are looking for a complete breakfast/coffee experience, this is not the place to go.

If out for baked goods for a treat, picnic, lunch or whatever else you need, then Little Bread and Butter is the place to go. You'll be spoilt for choice with the breads, and the sweeter options comfort the soul. Just don't bother with the coffee, or awful pretzels.

5 star rating
by Ekta Sharma
Oct 22, 2014

I've been to this bakery on two ocassions, the first because it looked tempting, and the second time because I loved the food + ambiance and the service the first time.

It's such a cute little cosy set out bakery, with mini tables and stools lining one wall, and a major table near the other side for larger groups. It's got cute decor like retro toasters. Another notable is the graphic on the wall depicting how the breads are organic and processed in the most sustainable way possible.

The counter includes great food selections ranging from croissants, topped bruschetta to Danishes! Definitely a good go to for breakfast!

The prices are also so reasonable in my opinion.
On both ocassions I've had breakfast + coffee for a total of $10!

You're doing it right little bread and bakery!

And the first staff member I encountered was absolutely lovely! In awe of little bread and butter and how they make the food, which actually adds to the experience believe it or not!

Coffee was made perfectly on both occasions so I can guarantee an enjoyable experience !

4 star rating
by Amy Webb
Sep 21, 2014

Ponsonby Central seems to be the place to go when you are unsure what you want to eat! Coffee was a must, so we decided to check out Little Bread & Butter.

I loved the interior, and the lady behind the counter was so lovely. I ordered the vege seeded bun (there was also a brioche option) and a flat white. The sandwich was very tasty, but very small considering the price.

The coffee was tasty, but slightly burnt. Despite enjoying the food, I do agree with the reviews that mention the prices. I'm curious to go back to try a meal off their menu, as they look reasonably priced.

4 star rating
by Two Dark Coffees
May 27, 2014

To all the people who ignore the fresh smell of newly-baked multigrain bread, coming from nearby bakeries, I commend you. You have a lot more self control than I do. I’m constantly wandering off my path to follow this undeniable attraction.

On one of the many occasions, I was glad to have followed the scent. I ended up in the newly opened bakery and cafe, Little Bread & Butter, located in Ponsonby Central.

Focused on providing handmade delicacies, Little Bread and Butter, as the name hints, produce their own butter, and bake their own bread. They encourage the customers to toast it themselves, using the communal toasters. This way, we can get it just the way we like it.

You’ll find their organic treats finely displayed in a modern glass cabinet. Next to these, the front counter is crowded with indulgent pastries and cakes. In this week’s attempt at a health kick, I swiftly avoided this section - but no doubt I won’t be as successful next time.

Admittedly, it took me about 10 minutes to choose my afternoon sandwich, finally deciding on the chicken and avocado - a ‘go to’, when they all look so good. It was tasty and fulfilling. A lovely combination, with just enough avocado, to my liking. And at roughly $5.00, I didn’t feel bad about eating it. I’m sure I’ll revisit. Not just for the sandwich, but also for their cappuccino - bowl sized, and completely necessary - especially in times as stressful as the last week of school.

3 star rating
by David Boshier
Mar 28, 2014

Not cheap but the food is good and the service quick. This place is only let down by the size of the servings.

I always have one of the large servings from the cabinet ( however they are a bit small) and found each time that the fillings are fresh and tasty which keeps bringing me back.

Worth a try if walking past.

3 star rating
by Char & Ricky Pundog
Mar 06, 2014

This cafe is nice and generally the food is good but the staff need to step up. The last time I visited I ordered a brownie and a coffee, the staff member didn't ask if I wanted it heated and when I asked for it to be heated she told me that they didn't do that here... but they did last time.. so I wasn't sure if this person was lazy or they made a special exception for me last time. The coffee was nice but let down by the high prices and lack of microwaving services.

1 star rating
by Bridget Papa
Sep 23, 2013

Little bread and NO butter - $5 for a piece of toast, sorry, a piece of bread that you have to toast yourself and butter will cost you extra (although they originally said it was included). You'll have to ask 3 times for said butter while your toast goes cold and sad.
Only one other person in the store, so really no excuse for the extremely poor, uninformed service.

5 star rating
by Alex Lovell
Jun 15, 2013

Great food, bustling market atmosphere, fast service and the one thing I am very picky about... Great coffee! Location is central and the prices are great. Their breads are the best in Auckland and their rolls etc all seem to have hearty amounts of filling. My chicken filled roll was yum, yum, and yum! Definitely try this cafe. It is great. If you like eating in a market type space this is awesome, If you are looking for more of a sit down environment perhaps try the bigger Bread and Butter bakery down Richmond road... Also amazing. Great work from these operators... Open one closer to me out east next and I'll love you for life!!

3 star rating
by Sarah
Apr 28, 2013

Great coffee but the place needs a bit of work. The front staff looks a bit unhappy and the place is rather windy when the doors are open. The pastries are OK but after visiting a few times, the cabinet sometimes look a bit empty, I might need to go there early? good for coffee anyway