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Queenie’s Lunch Room

4 star rating 15 reviews

Telephone 09 378 8977

24A Spring St
cnr Middle & Cascade Sts
Freemans Bay
Auckland City

Mon-Tue 7 am - 2:30 pm
Wed-Fri 7 am - 2:30 pm, 6 pm - 10 pm
Sat 8 am - 2:30 pm, 6 pm - 10 pm
Sun 8 am - 2:30 pm
Provided by business


Queenies is a small, friendly cafe where people are able to drink beautiful coffee and eat food that is of top quality and taste, and won’t be found elsewhere! The space is unique and has been designed to speak of New Zealand past and present. Sit back and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and interesting people who congregate, as if it was their own comfortable living room.


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More Information

Free On-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Good For Groups:
Wheelchair Accessible:
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Lunch
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Queenie’s Lunch Room

4 star rating
by Emma
27th June 2014

Have always had good service here on the weekends dispite how busy it always is. My other half consistently orders the Turkish Eggs, but other options are great too. The lady who runs the front counter is always lovely.

Mainly go for the breakfast, but have had dinner here once before. Pricey, but we had a lovely evening.

3 star rating
by Glynis
26th February 2014

Very expensive dinner options – poor service and mean portions. First course tasty but second course not good at all.

4 star rating
by Kat G.
8th February 2014

Delicious food, slightly slow service. The meals were quite small and I thought they were expensive for what you get. I had the compote – very yummy – but at $16 I was unsure how they justified charging that much for a small bowl of stewed fruit and yogurt.

4 star rating
by Plibt
29th November 2013

Silly name (won’t hold it against them), tasty food. Went here for brunch, the toast was really very tasty. Help yourself garnish pot planters were much appreciated – just pluck the sprig and Bob’s the uncle.

It’s a cute cafe. Quaint. Maybe their pide/hummus dish could be less perfect? Although, the raw radish was not appreciated – the pieces were too big for my mouth. Won’t hold it against them, obvs my mouth is the problem. Very nice on a sunny day.

4 star rating
by Sonia A.
28th October 2013

We had brunch here today sitting outside in the sun.
Wonderful service, perfect coffees and delicious food.
Very nice outlook and friendly staff.
Highly recommended.

3 star rating
by Olivia M.
31st July 2013

Nice food and excellent coffee but if you’re not a regular you’re not treated very well. I got no smiles from the lady at the till. When I asked if my muffin could be heated she rudely replied ‘it’ll probably still be warm’ It was such a shame.

5 star rating
by Carl E.
13th April 2013

We’re very lucky to have Queenie’s as our nearest cafe. I buy coffee from here every weekend and it’s definitely the best coffee that I’ve had in Auckland. We also eat there from time to time and the one thing that you can say about Queenie’s is that what they do they do very well.

Their baking is outstanding and their mixture of sweet and savory cooked breakfasts are fantastic. The only drawback I would say about Queenie’s is that their breakfast menu has a lot of things that you wouldn’t consider to be classic dishes. It does make it hard to pick. But nonetheless, what ever gets served tends to be amazing.

4 star rating
by Juku
30th October 2012

Although I always explore different cafes, I just never came across this one as it is so hidden. I’m glad I found it and tried it out. The pastries was standard – for a good cafe. Staff was nice, seating inside and outside very inviting and I loved the little details, like the little jug which they brought out. I also found it a great idea to already have bottles of water prepared with two glasses on top to take to the table with you.

4 star rating
by NomNomPanda
5th August 2012

The arty decor at Queenie’s just makes me want to love this place. The food is good, but sometimes a bit bland, and portions are somewhat on the small side. I like the varied menu, but some items feel pricey. For instance, the caramelised onion and goats cheese tart ($15) would be a cabinet item in many other cafes, quite apart from the fact that it came out cold in the middle last time. The kosheri (Egyptian rice with lentils, $16) is basically just a plate of grains and pulses with a side salad, nice but overpriced. Would and do come back for the ambience.

5 star rating
by Rosie K.
26th April 2012

Queenie’s Tearoom is one of my favourite little cafes in Auckland. The service here is second to none. The staff work fast and efficiently. They keep a keen eye on all the tables and are fast to clear away and ask if you need a top-up of coffee. Many cafes could learn what great service is from observing these guys.

The location is perfect – tucked away in quiet, suburban street in Freeman’s Bay, very close to the Eco Store and New World. Sitting outside is a pleasure because the road is so peaceful; you can enjoy fresh air – no dirty fumes, unlike on Ponsonby Rd.

I love the Kiwiana decor, the mural is brilliant, the bathroom is gorgeous and spotlessly clean.
The food is delicious. There are plenty of vegetarian options which I really appreciate. The coffee is the best in Auckland, strong but not bitter, an orgasm in a cup!

I cannot fault Queenie’s, it is superb.

5 star rating
by Victoria H.
5th September 2011

I went for breakfast on Saturday with 3 friends and we all LOVED it! The location is great (if a little hard to find) the service and coffee were both excellent and the food was just delicious. I thoroughly recommend the brown rice porridge. We will all be returning.

4 star rating
by Simon
15th February 2011

Great coffee, beautiful food. I have been here loads of times, and keep returning because of its consistently good food and coffee; fabulous owner and warm staff.

3 star rating
by Miss F.
29th November 2010

Good coffee, beautiful lunch and the home baking was divine. Service was a bit mixed – they were a bit standoffish with me till they realised I was with someone who frequently visits there. Not sure what that was about, but would visit again just for the food!

4 star rating
by Leah
17th August 2010

This place is so cute. A real hidden gem, actually. Amazing coffee and the interiors are gorgeous, but the takeaway coffee is a bit slow! But the homemade baking is still yummy and the staff are super friendly.

3 star rating
by Donna
15th December 2009

When I discovered this cafe, the coffee was excellent. It quickly became the place I stopped at everyday on the way to work.
But unfortunately quickly couldn’t be used to describe how long it takes for a takeaway coffee. I just don’t have 10-15 minutes in the morning to wait. The barista often doubles as the counter person, causing massive delays.
Please sort it out, I love your cafe and your coffee!

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