Ripe Delicatessen

4 star rating 10 reviews

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09 3606159

172 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

  Cafe, Deli
7 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Fri), 7 AM to 4 PM (Sat), 8 AM to 4 PM (Sun)


Reviews for Ripe Delicatessen

3 star rating
by Shannon Tumataroa
one month ago

I'm really sad to be giving this place such a low score because it has such a cool hipster vibe but I honestly couldn't find much to rave about. A lot of the food was horrifically expensive, my piece of generic tasting apricot slice cost $5. Ouch. Maybe if it was like the best slice I'd had in my life I could forgive the price. I also found it really strange nothing was brought over to our table. Maybe they're more delicatessen than cafe? I did find their recipes boxes for sale pretty cool but at the end of the day price didn't match quality and service. Sorry guys!

2 star rating
by Annie Jean
one month ago

$9.50 for a small potato cake. This place is expensive for a cafe. It's great if you want to enhance your social profile but for a healthy lunch at a reasonable cost.... no.

4 star rating
by Sarah Richardson
4 months ago

Whenever I walk into this place I get really excited. My eyes just pop out of my head looking at all the yummy food in the cabinets. It inspires me to make my own healthy dishes at home. I have eaten here twice. It's good to see there are more tables out the front now. Recently, I had the cauliflower fritter and it was really good. The coffee is great. The free brazil nuts, on the counter, to get your selenium boost for the day are a great touch too. The staff are friendly and helpful.

4 star rating
by Miss Charlotte Cake
6 months ago

Fantastic range of salads, had ordered a large number of the mixed salads for work and everyone raved about them for weeks afterwards. Its a great place to go and relax with a coffee on a Saturday morning when the weather is nice. I am often blown away by how busy it is and the range of different meals available around the counter. 

I would definitely recommend the caeser salad or any of the salads really! They are all SO delicious. 

I also really like the range of sweet treats they have available. As you can see below balance is key - cake and a green smoothie :)

5 star rating
by Frank
Nov 19, 2014

As a delicatessen this place shines! Undoubtedly the finest selection of salads, cakes and slices on Richmond Rd (probably also greater Ponsonby for that matter :-). Admittedly seating isn't great, with a few tables outside on the footpath but then this is a deli and not a cafe, and normally it is impossible to see such a delectable selection of cakes and salads on offer, most of which you can't get anywhere else. I am always amazed at how much selection they have, the quality and the friendliness of the staff, not to mention it is always busy....

5 star rating
by Michael
Jul 26, 2014

Had a bacon and egg but for break, absolute gastronomical heaven !

The egg was nice and runny just how I like it , perfect hollandaise fresh.

I'm a very keen cook myself , but I will be back with more runny egg down my chops;)

I also had the lamb moussaka a while ago , was Devine


4 star rating
by Kai Luv
Nov 03, 2013

Ripe is the little deli that could - while not primarily an eat-in place, on a good day the outside tables make a very pleasant place to stop and sample their food. Ripe does a great selection of counter food - salads, sandwiches, potato cakes and the likes, and has a particularly scrumptious looking array of cakes and other goodies. Clientele range from yummy mummies to people talking business to friends catching up. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

4 star rating
by Liz Brook
Oct 08, 2013

I bought a chicken ceaser wrap today. And it was delicious - there wasn't any bacon that I could see or taste, but it didn't detract from the flavour. The lemon slice was to die for - but then I love lemon curd anything. The food is pricey, but I am rarely disappointed with the food. The staff member who served me today, was very pleasant, bright and bubbly.

2 star rating
by Claire Swanson
Jul 11, 2013

Bought a chicken & bacon Caesar wrap yesterday however main ingredient was egg (a lot of it) and shredded lettuce - a hint of Caesar dressing and no bacon. One minute slither of chicken which I could see. Very disappointing for the price $10.50 and asked for a extra hot coffee and received a mildly warm coffee with a lot of froth.

4 star rating
by Karen M
Jun 25, 2011

Stopped here for a quick lunch when in Auckland for business. Exceptionally friendly staff. Heaps of food selection. No loo (that I could see) or indoor seating which was a bit tough on a wet day. My wrap tasted very fresh and was a very generous portion. Their recipe book looks fantastic! Might have to save up and buy it next time I'm up.