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MLC Cafe & Bar

#651 of 1,787 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-370 1471
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Santa Fe, NM
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421 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the Scenic Auckland Hotel, this little café serves a very nice dinner in addition to their ample breakfast buffet. For dinner, my husband had fish and chips that were delicious and I had the salmon that was equally as good. The desserts didn't disappoint either....my crème brulee was yummy as was my husband's chocolate cake and ice cream.... More 

Thank BKandCB
Northampton, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Scenic hotel which is directly attached to the cafe bar and had coffee in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning. The service was good and very friendly and the food was of good quality. However we did feel that it was a bit expensive, especially for the hot buffet breakfast. On our second visit we... More 

Thank Johnthewhit
Camberley, United Kingdom
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894 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We arrived in Auckland on an early flight and while waiting for our apartment to become available we needed a hot drink and something to eat. Parked on the side road next to the cafe and surprised meter parking was charged on Sundays as that's not what we'd read - asked one of the staff and he confirmed it was... More 

Thank nnmercman
Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Again tired as the rest of the hotel, the staff are willing yet obviously need some guidance. The ambience is destroyed by the scaffolding blocking the windows.

Thank Cwhyankee
London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As we stayed at the hotel, we thought we'd try this tied cafe for breakfast. I thought its pricing was disappointing, one price continental, another for full buffet plus add-ons for cappuccino etc. not splendid value, surprised by the limited choice in decor and surrounds which looked tired.

Thank Michael C
Slough, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is the bar and restaurant attached to the Scenic Hotel in Auckland. We used it for drinks at the end of the evening on a couple of nights. Very quiet. No atmosphere. " TV screens in the bar showing different programes - very disconcerting. Beers on offer were good although some promotions were very expensive.

Thank Stanley_1986
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel services the above hotel (scenic hotel) and offers buffet breakfast for those guests. It also has an a la carte menu. For auckland however the food is below average. Your standard big breakfast is the usual and menu dishes are also standard without any fancy extras like avocado or feta etc or creative dishes. Being vegan and with... More 

Thank Monica S
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I recommend the salmon bagel for breakfast, the steak for dinner and the cocoa cake for dessert. Nice.

Thank Sean O
Takaka, New Zealand
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Queen Street in Auckland is full of food places and it is a little daunting for a group to find something you all like. We visited MLC as I had stayed there a couple of years before and I thought it might meet the expectations of the group I was travelling with. They offered two menu choices, a set price... More 

Thank SwinnTaylor
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118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ducked in for a quick meal after a show at the Town Hall. $30 for 2 courses from a set menu I think between 5pm and 7pm. There was also Happy Hour prices on drinks. Reasonable variety in the menu, this cafe is attached to a hotel and they will also give you a wifi code to use if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 32
Cafe, European, International, Healthy, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-370 1471

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?