Auckland City 09-376 3338
- Mon – Fri 7:00am
- Sat & Sun 8:00am
- Coffee machine closed:
- Minimum 10pm, later if busy
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 41
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Paid
Cafe Cezanne is one of the oldest cafes in Ponsonby with murals painted on the walls, quaint old wooden tables and chairs and a varied cuisine covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night coffee and cake, served by friendly staff.
We have separate menus for vegetarian and gluten free options and a children’s menu.
There is on street parking on Ponsonby Road (free on Sundays!!) as well as a large P60 for free carpark around the corner on Pompallier Terrace behind the building. There is also free parking in Cowan Street.
51 Reviews for Cafe Cezanne
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After thinking what to order, we decided, and I placed my order at the counter. But by some accident waitress didn’t hear me properly, or my accent was so horrible (even I pointed with my finger on particular food name in the menu) after maybe 20 minutes I got my Scotch Fillet Steak which was done pretty good (I do love medium rare) and all the extras like sauce and potato were pretty nice, but my partner ordered Salmon Fillet and she’s got some kind of pasta, and we had to ask to change food and wait for another 7-10 mins, even though her order was re-placed without the queue.
Steak was pretty soft and nice.
However, salmon fillet was too oily and taste wasn’t as good as we’ve expected.
We tried this new cafe and probably won’t go back, as it wasn’t as good as we would expect it to be.
Interesting interior, and friendly staff. Nevertheless, the appearance of the staff left a negative image. I would expect a bit more coverage of the body from a person who is at work than what I have seen.
The food is reasonably good, and served quickly – but I found everything a bit pricey… I paid about $19 for an omelette, and really that’s verging on dinner/main meal pricing, most other items on the menu were also on the pricey side.
In addition to the pricing, this cafe still applies the 15% surcharge – which is pretty disappointing given the additional custom cafe’s typically get on public holidays, which would cover a fair amount of the cost I would have thought – but I don’t run a cafe.. irrespective, many cafes have moved away from surcharges now…
It would be nice to see this place upgraded as well – as is a little dark.
Not a bad cafe, but there are better around.
Greeted warmly and an explanation of menus-which were availiable and left to decide on what to eat- very helpful.
Deciding on Potato and Watercress soup with garlic bread and a small Chicken Nachos to share with 2 coffees we decided to stay indoors in the warm and tidy cafe. We recieved a btle of chilled water and waited for our food.
when the soup,nachos and coffee arrived we tucked in and the soup was delicious with fresh garlic bread and was very substantial.
Our host stopped by to check everything was in order and was pleasant and polite.
The chicken Nachos topped with sour cream was an ample portion and very tasty which we both took turns till the bowl was empty. The coffee was served promptly and even though not very busy we recieved friendly professional service with a smile and genuine care.
We also noted their deicious cakes,slices and muffins were all made on the premises so will def be back to rate their choc brownie
It was so nice to have friendly service from ownwers/staff that appreciate your patronage. Full Marks!
Next time we will try and find room for some of the very tempting desserts, all made on the premises.
The staff were great, the prices were very reasonable and we went away happy!
I thoroughly enjoyed my roast pumpkin, feta, walnut, red-onion and green salad. From the kids menu, the chefs whipped up a beautiful fluffy but succulent omelette with pineapple (the chef suggested via the waitress that pineapple would be a good choice for my daughter who didn’t want the ‘ham’, and he was spot on!).
My partner loved his haloumi salad.
The setting is very relaxed, to suit the style of the Cafe, and reminds me of the classic Auckland cafes of the late 90′s… giant arty-murals, chunky wooden chairs & tables, concrete floor. Plus drawerfuls of children’s books to entertain our young one after she’d finished her delicious chocolate afghan.
I think for the price-bracket of this cafe’s menu, they have got the formula spot-on. The only improvement I’d suggest, would be to renovate the toilet room. However, that said… the plethora of sanitizer seat-wipes & sprays and hygienex pump soap and paper towels, overcame any qualms I had about seating my daughter in there, thank goodness!
We were so thrilled with our experience, and the helpful staff, and the excellent food, I think 5 stars are in order.
PS Coffee is as good as the best I’ve enjoyed!
Barb Duff Christchurch
Really nice coffee, put me off wanting to visit starbucks after a meal like I usually do
Love their breakfast & always pop in for dinner when Im in town. Def up there as one of the best along Ponsonby Road
At Cezanne the food’s reasonably priced – tasty – well presented- big servings (not that I need that!!)and the wait staff friendly and efficient. At the top of my cafe dine list. Highly recommended
Mike wont have eggs beni anywhere else and I am slowly working my way through the menu…..its all yum!
Awesome staff, great food, just a great place to chill out on a weekend!
Personal favourites: ***DINNER*** Stuffed chicken breast, Lamb Shanks. ***LUNCH*** Chicken Penne, Cezanne’s Mess, Thai Lamb Salad, Bacon and Mushroom Omelet, Savoury mince on Toast ………. I could go on and on and on….. IT’S ALL GOOD – JUST TRY IT!!!!! Having been there nearly every Sunday in the years you’ve owned it, I’m ashamed to say we’ve never asked your names My hubby and I are proud to be part of the Cezanne’s furniture, long may the FABULOUS food and service continue.
Viva Cafe Cezanne!!!!
Karen and philip XO
Gary & Moana
The one complaint I have is that within 3 minutes 3 tramps stopped and asked a customer for a smoke. He kindly rolled one for this person and gave some tobacco to a second to roll himself. One of these tramps actually made herself at home. Your customers in turn left and she moved to their table and scoffed the leftovers.
In the past we have seen similar behaviour.
Now a full paying customer should not have to sit and look at this happening.
Also the staff and owners have been seen at times smoking at the front tables. Do yourself a favour and stop this habit. Doesn’t look good and you maybe turning away customers. Something worth thinking about in these tough times.
As somone who moved to Auckland and couldnt find anywhere relaxed and not precious for so long its going to be my new haunt for everything from weekend breakfast to coffee and cake after the movies. Oh and bring your puppy too, they have a big waterbowl outside and hes welcome to sit and enjoy the passers-by at any of the outside tables.