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Fondou Cafe

157 Hobson Street | Unit G17, Auckland City Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 22 094 1911
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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157 Hobson Street | Unit G17, Auckland City Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This little cafe is beautiful, such a warm and kind welcome by the team here, what a difference it makes when you feel so welcomed. The cafe is attached to the hotel but do not worry about this, enter the hotel and turn left and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank timonwalkabout
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you thank you for the wonderful review!!!! We are so so stoked and happy you loved our tiny cafe.... we loved serving you too. Enjoy traveling the world and enjoy our beautiful country :) Ka kite ano 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great friendly service, lots of delicious breakfast options, the cafe is opened from 6 which is great for anyone travelling/ working early

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kasia M
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Kasia for your kind words.... you make our hearts swell ❤️ Hope to see you again whenever you’re back to Auckland.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny. But very friendly and nice polite staff. Great food and wonderful coffee. Reasonable priced. Don't let the hotel entrance scare you off.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LiseFV
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Awww thank you for coming back! And thanks..... you liked our teeny tiny mini cafe 😀 we are constantly innovating and coming up with new home recipes and we’d love to serve you again whenener you’re back.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't get a picture of my delicious coffee because it went down so smooth and easy and so quickly. There were so nice and spoke French with me and my family, for fun. The cosy seating area was just enough for our family and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank clockmonkey
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Merci beaucoup monsieur!!!! We are happy you enjoyed our food and company. We hoped you felt at-home on our petite cafe. We loved serving you and your beautiful family. Enjoy the rest of your holiday Ka kite ano 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The best hot white chocolate on the planet! Missed my two visits here as I was always late! My business meetings starts 8AM and finishes right at 3PM or past, but my third visit was heavenly. Slurped and sipped one the best! Paired with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ateresa2006
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awwww thanks for this wonderful, wonderful write-up! We are so stoked you loved our coffee and food. It was a pleasure serving you. Hope to see you again whenever you’re back in NZ. Have a safe flight and hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Had delicious Bircher muesli and coffee in this cosy cafe. Friendly staff and peaceful atmosphere, newspaper available. We were lucky to get a table inside but I think there are other areas that can be used or takeaway. Would have liked my coffee in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HelenQM
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks HelenQM for taking time to write us a review. We truly appreciate it. With regards to the paper cup used, our sincerest apologies,however, we are NOT ALLOWED by the AUCKLAND COUNCIL to use mugs as we are just a “takeaway cafe”. We are not...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe with great vibes and friendly staff. Food was very good, well balanced and cappuccino was good too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fsb1993
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awww thank you for your time and the beautiful review about our tiny cafe. It is a pleasure serving you all. Enjoy New Zealand. Ka kite ano 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This hidden gem is worth seeking out whenever you are in Auckland. The staff are always bright and super friendly. The coffee is always sensational and the huge range of food is devine. I can’t rate this ‘hole in the wall’ breakfast bar high enough!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kiwi_iwiK
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful review. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are happy you loved our coffee and food. See you again soon! Ka kite ano 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Auckland city Hotel, which shares their door with this beautiful little coffee shop. Their coffees and iced tea is a step above all others, and the easy breakfast is very tasteful. Would definetly recommend it to all, also those who's not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q5657YHthomasm
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Awww! Thanks for your kind comments. We are so stoked you loved our coffee ☕️☕️☕️ And iced tea 🥤🥤🥤 as much as we loved ❤️ serving you. Have a blast touring New Zealand. Ka kite ano 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I had best breakfast and coffee ever in Aucklamd. Highly recommend!!! Bakery is just as it should be, perfect.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mokusz
jeromei2016, Owner at Fondou Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awwww!!!! Thanks for taking time to write us a review. We are soooo stoked and we hope you enjoyed your stay n Auckland. Ka kite ano. 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Hobson Street | Unit G17, Auckland City Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 22 094 1911
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Description
We are a little cafe with big hearts located at the lobby of the Auckland City Hotel. We love serving honest food. We serve people with passion. Once you enter our cafe, you'll immediately feel welcomed by our team. We love chatting with you all. We love learning different languages and speak with our guests who comes from various parts of the globe. Whenever you're in Auckland, New Zealand, please drop by for a coffee or just say "hello". We are Fond of you (Fond o u)!!!
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