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Byzantium Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand
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80 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
376-3695
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed nearby and had breakfast here. Good coffee and the scrambled eggs one day and the poached eggs (I added avocado) the next day were served hot and good portions. Filled the spot nicely.

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Thank blowenz
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The area around here is full of bars and cafés that all seem to do pretty well. We chose this one for no particular reason and were impressed by the standard of the snacks and coffee. Good place.

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Thank chrisatobm
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, slightly better value for the area restaurants. The staff was very friendly, quick service (though it wasn't very busy at the time of my visit)

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Thank Anna H
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Alright atmosphere and alright food. Nothing special and it's a little cheaper then the rest of ponsonby road

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Thank lucilu95
Auckland, New Zealand
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was a little disappointing! Service was absolutely shocking! Meals going to the wrong tables, drinks going to the wrong tables, staff going to customers asking what they had ordered again etc..... There was NO ordering system in place! The guy making the coffee etc was so stressed out... Wasn't a comfortable relaxing place to be. Maybe they were just... More 

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Thank Ustwoguys
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My daughter and I called for a quick lunch and the Café was near to where we were to have a meeting. First impressions was good. The café itself was laid out well and they had a well stocked food counter. We both ordered smoked chicken Panini's. They were not appetising at all and in fact I left it on... More 

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Thank tuisgirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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156 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Bad. Avoid. This should sum it up. Was shocked to taste such no star experience, 6 months after my positive review. Coffee was watery. Food tasted off. Both of our dishes - chicken burger and salmon hash cake. What a let down.

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Thank Manaseeker
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Mango Smoothie was delicious with what seemed like real fruit in it. Coffee okay. Rest was pretty mediocre. Salmon salad full of one lettuce type, hardly no blue cheese and I don't even much like it but it needed something to give some taste. Burger good. Service detached with one lady with a smile but the rest not really interested.

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Thank Lesley958
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Ordered 4 coffees, 2 muffins, 1 cake and 2 hot dishes. the 4 coffees came out tasted so bitter was hard to drink (so didn't) the 2 hot meals came out. And after asking staff 3 times for the muffins and cake (which just needed to be put on a plate from the counter and brought out) I asked for... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Nice little Cafe in a quieter part of the district. Friendly service and good cafe style food. Excellent coffee. Outdoor seating.

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Thank Ronald D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 376-3695

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