Category: Central Auckland

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Ngopi

We’re not sure how Ngopi Cafe slipped under our radar (maybe because it closes at 8 and is closed on weekends?) but its name came up at a recent Metro Cheap Eats judging meeting from someone who eats an obscene amount of Malaysian, so we thought we had better check...

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Tiger Burger

Food trucks and pop-up restaurants have been transforming Auckland’s dining landscape over the last few years, gracing us with innovative, inventive and affordable food. But sometimes you don’t want to have to wait for the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month to eat your new favourite food, so happy...

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Nanam Eatery – Revisited

When we first visited Nanam last year, it was the highlight of our Cheapeats year.  The fresh flavours, interesting food combinations and generous portions beautifully presented, all at reasonable prices, were memorable.  We were curious to see how things were faring a year on. Colleague May-Lee Wong and another friend...

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Pasta e Cuore

Every once in a while we visit a restaurant that is totally worth stretching the Cheapeats budget by a couple of dollars.  So it is with the outstanding artisan Italian pasta restaurant, Pasta e Cuore. Owner  Stefania Ugolini originates from the Bologna region of Italy, known for its delicious food offerings....

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Ramen Takara Ponsonby

Ramen seemed like just the ticket on a cold stormy Auckland night and the perfect comfort after risking life and limb driving through Ponsonby in torrential downpour. We are huge fans of Ramen Takara in Browns Bay so were keen to check out the Ponsonby branch. It was a light,...

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Oaken

The mark of a great new eatery is one that reinvents the wheel, in some way. Don’t get me wrong, wheels are great; but there is nothing more satisfying than being thrilled by the unexpected. Eggs are everyone’s favourite breakfast food. With a golden yellow yolk in the middle and...

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