4 star rating 19 reviews

Telephone 09 369 1182

82 Gladstone Rd
Auckland City

Cafe, Breakfast, A La Carte
Mon - Sun 6:30am - Late
Provided by business


Formerly as Rosehip Cafe. Rosie Restaurant serves an all-day menu for all occasions along side Allpress espresso, freshly baked pastry and freshly squeezed juice, great NZ style food in lovely surroundings.


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More Information

Free On-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Wine, Beer
Wheelchair Accessible:
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Rosie

4 star rating
by Yolanda
7th June 2014

Went there lunch and it’s the first time. Staff were delightful. They were busy all the time and I waited 15 mins to get a table. The waitress passed me water while I was waiting. Service was very good, and food was well presented and tasty. But I saw a waitress without uniform stir the lavender tea with her finger. This made me feel really disgusted and I was lucky not the one who ordered that cup of tea. As a nice cafe, this shouldn’t happen. I will be back but definitely not order tea.

5 star rating
by Anne R.
4th May 2014

Went for the first time since it reopened in April.
Without doubt one of the best meals I have ever had. The imagination that has gone into the entrees is amazing, with such delights as parons’s nose, ox tongue and bone marrow. My spatchcock and barley main was a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Can’t wait to go back. The staff are delightful.
Only downside is you cannot book and there is nowhere to wait for a table. We headed to The Paddington for a drink and they rang us when a table was available. No big deal but perhaps something to work on. Left a tip which is unusual me.

2 star rating
by Rebecca F.
2nd May 2014

Pompous and precious – will not be visiting again.
Had to wait to be seated and were placed at a very nice table in the sunny window. Just settled in and were asked to move because a woman and her son (approx 10yrs old) apparently had decided that they wanted to sit there and for some reason were of more value to the cafe than us, so we shifted.
The selection of sweet treats in the cabinet was very disappointing – and the coffee average.
We were given glasses of sparkling water without being asked – plain tap water would have been great.
Very noisy, hard to hear any conversation, and in the end we were only too happy to leave and we’ll be sticking to our regular friendly Mt Eden haunts.
On the plus side, the light fitting in the cafe is gorgeous.

3 star rating
by Damaris S.
30th April 2014

A group of 6 of us had dinner at this crowded, noisy restaurant recently. The food was good, the service reasonable but I thought it was expensive for what we had.

2 star rating
by Eric K.
16th April 2014

I went in for a early lunch today to grab a bite and try the new space out. Going early to try and avoid the lunch crush, and I was a little pressed for time, so wanted to be in and out.
Have to say the service was attentive, (possibly bordering on a little to much though).
My coffee was very poor, and my meal was no more than very ho-hum. I expected a lot more. The place looks great, very cool and the service was very sharp. Pitty the food and beverage fell flat on my visit.

2 star rating
by Rebecca M.
12th April 2014

Went to the new Rose Hip in Parnell today…coffee bloody awful…sorry guys…you were busy but I know a bad coffee when I taste one… it was really bitter…..we were going to stay for breakfast however didn’t want to take the risk.

5 star rating
by Sarah L.
11th April 2014

Love the new fit out. Same great service.
Please don’t change your name to ” Rosie ” – it’s a bit blue rinse isn’t it ? Plus you can’t very well say ” I’ll meet you at Rosie ” … It’s Creepy.
Stick with the hip!

4 star rating
by Jason
11th August 2013

This is a fav spot for sunny weekends. The location is great, not far but peaceful. The prices are slightly high but we feel its worth it. They have their own farm and the food is always fresh. In terms of coffee they are one of the better cafes around serving Allpress.

3 star rating
by John L.
21st July 2013

Don’t try the scrambled eggs, they are made with olive oil, not just a dash then olive oil must be poured over the top.
A greasy, going brown eggs on toast, yuck they are still sitting on my stomach.
That is not how scrambled eggs should be cooked, they should be yellow and golden , not glistening in oil and verging on being brown in colour.
How come a manager, chef or wait-person hasn’t commented about these, I would state they would be the worst I have ever eaten.
Great service, shame about some of the food.

5 star rating
by Thom
29th November 2012

popped in there for lunch after visiting the rose garden.

Took my wife and daughter who are a bit picky. However 2 x egs benedict and 1 x big grill later we all left happy. Great service, good food and a nice experience

Special thanks to the lovely waiters – never had to ask for a thing – thanks guys :)

5 star rating
by Claire
29th September 2012

I LOVE Rosehip Cafe! the staff are very friendly, attentive and efficient. The food is amazing and fresh and they make a wicked old fashioned lemonade. To top it all off it’s in a lovely location – nice and close to the rose gardens making it perfect for a post meal walk off! My only wish is that the kitchen stayed open longer in the afternoon. Rosehip cafe has to be one of my favourites in Auckland and it won’t disapoint!

4 star rating
23rd March 2012

March 2012 This is such a popular cafe that at times it is impossible to find a place to sit! Once you are in the coffee is superb!

June 2013 We returned here today. The coffee was served hot (just as I like it), and with a smile. We arrived at just after 11am – in between the breakfast and lunch crowd, so finding a seat wasn’t a problem. Very pleasant.

4 star rating
by Paul B.
1st July 2011

This was a great experience for our Team of 24 who came for breakfast. staff were excellent and the food great. It couldn’t have been better. brilliant

Paul Brooks

4 star rating
by M
7th January 2011

An unsuspecting venue and location – a cafe at the side of Gladstone Road. However the food was delicious, interesting and even surprising! Service was good, friendly and efficient. No wonder it’s packed full at lunchtime mid-week!

4 star rating
by Betsy M.
1st October 2010

Delicious…very good menu. Lovely food, excellent coffee. Service is great. Crowd is a mix, mostly older patrons. That’s okay! It’s Parnell after all.

5 star rating
by Linda H.
4th April 2010

We discovered this place a month ago after being regulars at Kohi Road Cafe and Takapuna beach cafe over the last 6 months and found out the same owners had another cafe in Parnell via their website. It really is such a beautiful location, residential and near the rose gardens. Most importantly, the coffee is amazing. We have soy lattes and soy cappucinos and they really are probably the best in the world…Food is great too, I prefer the Bruschetta with No29 at their Kohi branch though which they don’t offer here but I generally order their delicious banana or ginger loaf’s, food is always consistently A grade.

Highly recommended.

5 star rating
by Joy M.
13th January 2010

Superb service, good coffee, very clean & pleasant surroundings. Nice to be able to have a “dainty lunch” with watercress sandwiches and one of the best little carrot cakes around. When my partner thought he’d left his wallet behind they could not have been more helpful. We will return often!

5 star rating
by Justin G.
27th September 2009

I think this is overall one of the best cafes in Auckland. The location is beautiful and it always seems to be sunny and warm there somehow. The food is good, service is good and coffee is good. Can’t ask for much more than that…

4 star rating
by Karen G.
13th July 2009

Had a business lunch meeting here, and just loved my omelette with caramelised onions & feta. It was so beautiful it was hard to concentrate on the conversation at times!

This place is run by the people who own Richmond Rd Cafe, which is also fantastic.

Very classy cafe culture.
Nice to not be on the main road.
Easy street parking.

I always find the staff to be warm and helpful.

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