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Imperial Lane

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Fort Lane | 7 Fort Lane, Auckland, New Zealand (Formerly Imperial lane)
+64 9-929 2703
09:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon 07:30 - 18:00
Thu 07:30 - 18:00
Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I tried oit Imperial Lane since I was staying at tje nearby Mercure Auckland, and I was intrigued to find out whether other reviewers' comments about the "small portions" was justified or not. I ordered the poached egg on bagels with crispy bacon - well travellers, it was both very yummy and quite filling! Two eggs and a good portion... More 

Thank Richard R
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent visit with friends we were looking for a cafe with good food and coffee - We came across this one, and am pleased to say it delivered on all fronts. Very cool industrial style inside, lots of space, and the food and coffee was great. Something for all tastes, and also nice "little" snack type food. Not... More 

Thank Maxelle1
Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food with great service in a spacious and relaxed atmosphere. Had the breakfast board which included the blast from the past 'boiled egg and soldiers', fun and yum.

Thank Stacker63
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Love the industrial design. Have a good coffee in a private corner of this dark, cool design coffee shop. Nice staff. Plenty of space. Easy to access with a pram.

Thank Teresa A
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Usually love this cafe but today it wasn't great. Ordered 2 cappuccinos & 1 almond, 1 plain croissant. Asked for them warmed but they came cold. They were so dry, definitely not fresh. Very disappointing. Drinks were far too strong. Definitely not to their usual standards.

Thank Emmajury
Christchurch, New Zealand
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442 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Back lane cafe, in interesting setting. Coffee was good, but not great. Nice place to sit and people watch.

Thank happysheepChina
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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385 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place had some good ratings for breakfast, so i thought i would pop my head in with a friend and check it out. It was nice, relaxed, quiet, off the beaten track down a laneway with indoor and outdoor, warm, seating. The food wasn't what i expected. Very small portions, but for the price of a large portion breakfast.... More 

Thank OzTravels80
Sohar, Oman
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went for breakfast and had great poached eggs on toast and eggs benedict. The coffees were nice and the staff were friendly. The place has great ambience, being set up in a long sloping loading bay, with a big open air door at the street side. There is currently noisy construction nearby (December 2016), but otherwise great!

Thank egrieb2017
The Entrance, Australia
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255 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely place in the back lanes of Auckland. We tried the Steak and Guinness pie with homemade tomato chutney (NZD $9.00). YUMMO. This is a great place to chill out.

Thank Steven R
Hamilton, New Zealand
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349 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great café in a nice location staff very friendly!!! great menu that is a little bit different!!! good coffee!!! will be back!!!

Thank Brycee10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 17
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Lane | 7 Fort Lane, Auckland, New Zealand (Formerly Imperial lane)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2703

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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?