Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar
Cuisine: Desserts / Bakeries
(just up from the Civic Theatre)
Auckland City not known
- Wed – Sat 10:30am – 10pm
- Sun – Tues 10:30am – 9pm
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Good For Children: Yes
Moustache kitchen is a little milk and cookie bar with a huge passion for baking the freshest and yummiest cookies around town. Team our cookies with delicious milkshakes, hot coffee or just dunk them in cold milk like the good ol’ days.
You can’t make good cookies with bad ingredients. That’s the way the cookie crumbles. So here at Moustache we don’t skimp on the good stuff. We use cage-free eggs, pure NZ butter, premium Dutch cocoa and plenty of delicious Whittakers chocolate with no use of additives or preservatives. To top it off, we’ve specially chosen Supreme coffee, Harney & Sons tea and the finest Kohu Road ice cream to be your cookie’s best friend.
21 Reviews for Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar
I don’t usually write reviews on places, but I like that the owner takes the time to read them, so here is some constructive feedback:
In short; the cookies were great. We tried 3 different flavours. They were not “dry, bland, flavourless or overpriced” as some reviews on here state. The texture was beautiful and they tasted wholesome and home-baked. The pricing seems appropriate so long as you are making profit. When you consider cafe prices, $3.50 for a cookie would be about standard. Keep it up!
The appeal of the hot chocolate was better than the actual hot chocolate itself. I like the idea of the chocolate-milk method, but milk and chocolate separate when combined like this.
(side note to owners): Schoc in Wellington used to do a good one where they used powdered chocolate and then put a square of their flavoured chocolate in the bottom of the cup. It came with a steel spoon/straw so that you could drink the melted chocolate. I much prefered this style personally and think it would improve the drink a lot.
The venue looks awesome; though yes, it is too small (and I felt “cramped” as opposed to “cosy”). It was quite busy when we were there. However, being that it is in the center of the city and the business has been started from scratch, people going there and enjoying the cookies is the only thing that will help it grow.
So don’t let the reviews on here hold you back – head on down and enjoy a delicious cookie and a glass of milk!
The chocolate chip cookies with plain milk to dunk them in was the best, the cookies were perfectly warm and made to perfection !
We Will defently be comming back here again soon, as it is much better and high quality than any other cookie place around. And I actually thought the price was quite reasonable .
Perfect way to spend a rainy day!
However there was one particular cookie that stood out more – the Red Velvet one, which I suppose was the Valentine’s Day special. It was quite nice.
They are always VERY fresh, and the oreo marshmallow one is my favourite. Considering that if you go to a cafe, you could be paying up to $4 for a cookie that has been in a jar for months, I don’t see a problem with the price.
The milkshakes are a bit bland though, and I do think they are a bit too expensive. The flavours on the menu sound really great and tempting, but the taste just isn’t really there.
But all in all I think if you are in the area and just want a little treat this is the best place to go, much much better than mrs higgins
I guess I didn’t visit earlier because I’m not really a sweet tooth to begin with but it’s in a convenient location so I wandered in and bought a chocolate and marshmallow cookie. Surprisingly it wasn’t sweet at all, and I don’t eat sweet things very often so it’s not like I’m desensitized to sugar or anything.. however I’m not entirely sure whether that’s a fault or a plus? I think they cut down the sugar in the cookie batter because the marshmallows were in there but the cookie part was almost entirely flavorless, only a vague hint of cocoa. I think it was a good idea to balance out the sugar but a cookie can be chocolatey without being sweet. The experience was sort of like I was eating a crunchy marshmallow.
I really like that the owner reads the reviews on here and interacts with her customers, there is something very sincere and admirable about that. The concept of this place is super cute and it seems most people love it. I still haven’t tried their beverages so I’ll come back soon for those and another cookie.
I adore the salted caramel milkshake, and I love that their mochas are made with REAL chocolate – and it’s your choice or white, milk, or dark chocolate. YUM. No syrups or powders here, only the real deal! I have heard amazing things about the nutella and cookies & cream milkshakes, though I am itching to taste the peppermint aero milkshake – OMG.
For people who comment that Mrs Higgins & Subways Cookies are cheaper… obviously they’re not using Whittakers chocolate in their cookies, Green Valley milk, quality butter, flour, etc. And! They sell by far the best gluten free cookies I have ever tasted.
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and care about the product and their customers. The owner is super passionate and simply a wonderful person, I love her drive and determination to put out the best tasting, freshest cookies around.
Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Also tried the choc chip cookie as recommended by one of the friendly staff and that was amazing!
Bit on the pricey side but would definitely go back as the quality of ingredients is obviously high!
Bit disappointed there was no where my partner and I could sit – maybe in the future
I bought 2 cookies, one cinnamon and one choc marshmallow and a Nutella milkshake. Price, not too bad for a boutiquey place, as long as they were mind explodingly good. Unfortunately the cookies weren’t very good – looked awesome, taste not so awesome. I mean, great imaginative flavours, but they were a little average for the price. Sorry to say, Subway does better cookies. The novelty of Mrs Higgins down the road is that they’re hot and smell awesome, not just some baking in a jar as well as being scrumptious. Milkshake, a little on the average side which was a let down.
I feel like you guys have relied a little too much on the kitschy aesthetics to sell the product rather than the actual atmosphere and quality of the goods. Otherwise, friendly people behind the counter.
However the cookies were very over priced and were not kept in a warmer or anything. The 4 cookies I got tasted average and weren’t warm or soft really. Much prefer Higgins or subway.
The milk shake was good, however again very expensive.
The dunking milk was just poured out of a milk container, no authentic milk jar or anything which was disappointing.
The worst part I think is the location. It’s silly to call something a ‘bar’ when it has practically 2 seats to sit in, so you pretty much have to take away… which isn’t good for wanting to dunk biscuits..
Overall, definitely not up to expectation. Will not be going there again.
I had 2 cookies (cinnamon + Oreo & Marshmallow) and a hot chocolate and all were delicious! The cookies are huge so I think $4 is pretty decent! This will definitely become a regular stop for me whenever I’m in town. Would 100% recommend popping in!
Good ratio of chocolate chunks to dough though.
Perhaps the prices will come down when the business is more established.
Like another customer mentioned, subway cookies you can get for way less. Even Ma Higgin cookies are cheaper.
Not enough flavour in the Nutella one
Friend purchased strawberry milk for $1.5 – which tasted like Primo… Definitely need to review the price even if trying to break even and even if it’s starting out. Because the scary thing for customers is that the price would only go up from now on… and it would be madness paying anything more than $4 for a cookie.
All in all, a great store and concept that is likely to become a hit and grow into the future. The drinks problem needs to be sorted out, but I am sure they can handle that.