Verve Cafe

3_half star rating 10 reviews

Telephone 09-379 2860

311 Parnell Rd
Auckland City

Cafe, Breakfast, New Zealand
Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm
Sat - Sun 8am - 5pm


At Verve Cafe in Parnell all our food is well presented and made on the premises. We have special breakfasts. Come in to enjoy our food and service.

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Good For Children:
Wheelchair Accessible:
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Verve Cafe

5 star rating
by Mini K.
19th August 2013

i go this place once or twice a week and i think its great- they are often busy but excellent prices and staff always ask if we are happy with our meals without fail. 10 buck lunches and good reasonable coffee and the food comes out fast. recommended! i also work in parnell and it great for quick lunch !!! staff are lovely too which is great! better than a lot of ‘posher’ places that are very hip at the moment!

4 star rating
by David B.
6th September 2012

I did have to wait a while for my food, however it came out fresh and tasty.

The coffee is somewhere between drinkable and not too bad depending on the day. The wait staff are always smiling and say ‘Hi’.

Lots of seats in the sun.

3 star rating
by Felix
17th June 2012

Still a good place to get a not overpriced coffee. However, it is time to clean up the dirty looking restaurant, especially the coffee making corner. Seems there is a management issue.

1 star rating
by Jim
23rd March 2012

I am only commenting on the service at this place as we left before placing an order. Sat for 15min with no one approaching us with a menu. Had to clear our own table! Staff walked past served other tables etc ignored us completely. We are a professional couple, dressed casual/neat? I am a local who lives in Parnell and I from now on will walk straight on by!

5 star rating
by Gracy P.
24th January 2012

I had a friend up from Wellington, who I wanted to treat to my usual haunt cafe in Parnell, however she led me into Verve Cafe and I couldn’t get over how great the food, or coffee was. And surprisingly cheap, not like the usual steep prices associated with Parnell !!! Verve have one of the most motivated and amazing hands on owners’ I have come across when eating out and his staff are always very friendly, yet efficient. Not at all boring & perfunctory, which is what I have struck at other cafes. I have become a regular patron at Verve and really enjoy Parnell’s’ Best Kept Secret Cafe, as they serve the most amazing coffee, whilst also being one of the cheapest coffees’ in town… Staff go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your food and the venue. It’s about the only intimate cafe I have come across, where they buy more than one Herald and you don’t have to fight to be able to read it. I encourage you to ignore any of the bad reviews listed here, as I believe they are not at all warranted. I hope you enjoy this cafe experience at Verve, as much as I do and I look forward to seeing more positive reviews from you all here. Cheers, Gracy

2 star rating
by Anna
30th June 2011

I was so excited about coming here again, having been a regular when I lived in Parnell several years ago. Back then, the big breakfast was to die for, with beautifully roasted potatoes, tamarillo chutney, divine grilled herbed tomatoes and simply the best mushrooms I have ever eaten.

Was underwhelmed by my experience this time, with cooked-from-frozen store-bought hash browns and bland almost raw tomato and mushroom. The only saving grace was the beautifully poached eggs. Definitely not worth the price – you can get this kind of unsubtle food anywhere, for a lot cheaper.

4 star rating
by charissa
18th June 2011

First time at verve as we got some deal vouchers.When I phoned in for a booking it was very short notice but the person that answered it was very cordial and accommodated us straight away.Arrived early table was ready and when I requested an inside table it was no hassle at all.Food was good and wait staff nice and pleasant.Will go back definitely.

3 star rating
by M
21st January 2011

A good place for breakfast! Nice outdoor seating area. Efficient service.

4 star rating
by Dani
16th June 2010

This is my favourite cafe in terms of food quality and taste – Everything I have tried from here has blown my mind! Their downfall is that it is quite a cramped space, and also all but 1 of the staff that I have encountered there lack any kind of customer service skills and seem outright bored to be serving you. However, the quality of the food more than makes up for the service and I continue to go there weekly.

3 star rating
by Theresa C.
12th June 2010

I had lasagna for lunch at Verve Cafe on a Sunday. It was nicely prepared with a tomato soup base to keep the lasagna moist. While the food was good, seating was not particularly comfortable because there were too many tables and chairs inside the cafe.

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