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MLC Cafe & Bar

#628 of 1,751 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-370 1471
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London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we stayed at the hotel, we thought we'd try this tied cafe for breakfast. I thought its pricing was disappointing, one price continental, another for full buffet plus add-ons for cappuccino etc. not splendid value, surprised by the limited choice in decor and surrounds which looked tired.

Thank Michael C
Slough, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the bar and restaurant attached to the Scenic Hotel in Auckland. We used it for drinks at the end of the evening on a couple of nights. Very quiet. No atmosphere. " TV screens in the bar showing different programes - very disconcerting. Beers on offer were good although some promotions were very expensive.

Thank Stanley_1986
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel services the above hotel (scenic hotel) and offers buffet breakfast for those guests. It also has an a la carte menu. For auckland however the food is below average. Your standard big breakfast is the usual and menu dishes are also standard without any fancy extras like avocado or feta etc or creative dishes. Being vegan and with... More 

Thank Monica S
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I recommend the salmon bagel for breakfast, the steak for dinner and the cocoa cake for dessert. Nice.

Thank Sean O
Takaka, New Zealand
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Queen Street in Auckland is full of food places and it is a little daunting for a group to find something you all like. We visited MLC as I had stayed there a couple of years before and I thought it might meet the expectations of the group I was travelling with. They offered two menu choices, a set price... More 

Thank SwinnTaylor
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ducked in for a quick meal after a show at the Town Hall. $30 for 2 courses from a set menu I think between 5pm and 7pm. There was also Happy Hour prices on drinks. Reasonable variety in the menu, this cafe is attached to a hotel and they will also give you a wifi code to use if you... More 

Thank Aussietravelgirls
Wellington, New Zealand
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed at scenic hotel which this restaurant is attached to. I ordered room service from here as well as had breakfast each morning here. Mostly the service and the food was good - it definitely arrived quickly but there always seemed to be one thing wrong with it. I asked for toast not to be too brown and received... More 

Thank Sonnie_dee
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

On the upside, at $21 it's one of the cheapest big brekkies I've had in NZ, on the down side - it's certainly the worst. Four of us dined. Two got fried eggs that were like rubber and un-eatable, one got scrambled eggs that were like, you guessed it, rubber that was dry and overcooked. One got poached eggs that... More 

Thank shouldhavebeenanAB
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Very good service. Meal great. Shared bowls great idea for group of dinners. Each shared bowl serves 2-3 person.

Thank 1hdsoftail
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

When going to a concert at the town hall, this place is brilliant to dine at beforehand as it is only across the road. The menu is a bit limited but the staff are always friendly and helpful. We arrived half an hour later than expected due to hold ups in the traffic. The waiter quickly found us a table,... More 

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cafe, European, International, Healthy, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-370 1471

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