Urban Cafe

3_half star rating 12 reviews

Telephone 09-966 6977

139 Carlton Gore Rd
Auckland City

Breakfast, Brunch, Cafe
Mon - Fri 7am - 5:30pm
Sat 8am - 4pm
Sun 10am - 4pm
Provided by business


Awarding winning cafe in Newmarket


Photo of Urban Cafe
Pot roast pork for lunch with fennel and rosemary
Steak sandwich
Paleo muffin

More Information

Pay & Display
Price Range:
Cheap, Under $15
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Urban Cafe

2 star rating
by Tony M.
9th January 2014

Super expensive and the customers look like wannabe business people only making less than $100k a year.

I would prefer to go next door to Jone’s the Grocer. Their food is on the high side. But so much more chillaxed there.

A café posh wanabe’s hang out at.

Toilets are nice so extra star :)

Service: 2/5
Wait time: 3/5
Environment: 2/5
Food Quality: 2/5
Food Quantity: 2/5
Price range: $30+ pp

3 star rating
by Josh T.
23rd December 2013

Prompt service.
Iced chocolate tasted weak.
Fruit smoothie was great.
Mince tasted burnt (and some of it was visibly burnt)
Eggs Benedict + Salmon was great.

2 star rating
by Brian S.
23rd October 2013

Food OK but service is not much to write home about. Coffee was perhaps a bit on the cold side but this could have been caused by the delay in getting it to me. I really like Allpress Coffee and like it served hot and strong.

4 star rating
by Isaac V.
21st October 2013

Pop in today to have a meeting with a friend, service very prompt, ordered soy coffee wasn’t the best I’ve had the food made up for it, good size meals & did the trick. 9/10 for these guys will be returning again very soon.

4 star rating
by F Cube ..
15th November 2012

Certainly the best coffee in Newmarket!!!
Possibly the best coffee in Auckland!!
Maybe the best coffee in NZ!

I go there mainly for a coffee, with the additional sweet treat from time to time. Coffee is consistently excellent. So I am never disappointed!
Allpress of course!

Excellent staff, friendly. They are the Newmarket ‘hip’ type friendly. Not the New York Italian-American type friendly. But friendly none the less.
The décor is not my style at all (modern industrial), but there is a free water fountain and the place is always busy. Which is a good sign. If it was bad, it would be empty.

The only down side: they are closed at 16:00 – and if I need a coffee after that time, I have to settle for second best.

5 star rating
by Christine P.
13th November 2012

I have been here several times for brunch and lunch and I have never been disappointed. The service is efficient, the coffee good and the food is of a high standard. The corned beef hash with poached eggs and hollandaise is delicious as is the breakfast salad.

I have also been here to a birthday party which they catered for and it was a great venue in the heart of Newmarket with plenty of parking on a Saturday night.

3 star rating
by Ian
3rd December 2011

Good cafe, always busy every time I have been there.. Even worse when the media is there for the cuppergate fiasco.

Service is ok but a bit limited as many times not enough staff, food is good if you have it made as some of the food in the cabinet can be a little dry.
Always a good selection of food on the menu and it appears to change regally.

4 star rating
by David B.
26th October 2011

Light, bright and the service is good. It can get a bit busy but the food makes up for it. I had the ‘Breakfast Salad, Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Chive Mayonnaise & Turkish’ which was fantastic and a great start to the day.

The coffee is worth a stop.

4 star rating
by KirstyT
17th April 2011

Modern, always busy, friendly owners, great location for office workers in Newmarket. Lovely coffee although there can be a wait due to the number of people passing through each day. They have an iPad and newspapers on site to keep you occupied while waiting though. Cheese and rocket scones are absolutely divine!

3 star rating
by PatchNZ
26th February 2011

Always good for lunch especially their regular menu items – spicy mince and corned beef hash with poached eggs – comfort food! Coffee is good too.

2 star rating
by Lillian K.
15th February 2010

Popular cafe and clean modern feel but food could be better. Coffee card filed at counter under your name is a great idea!
My minute steak from the express lunch menu ($12.50) was tough and hard to cut with the normal knife provided but the shoestring fries was good. Staff was not overly friendly possibly cos they were quite busy.
Another time for brunch – my toasted chicken sandwich with artichoke heart from the cabinet was better than anything from the menu; the muesli is especially not recommended.
They charge extra on public holidays but is one of the few cafe that was open in that area.

4 star rating
by Anne Phillips
9th January 2009

The decor has a nice industrial feel, clean, and the Eggs Benedict and the artwork are FABULOUS. Feast for body and soul. Worth a visit.

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