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Vulcan Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand, European
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19 Vulcan Lane, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 9899
07:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Recently, my wife and I went back to the Vulcan Cafe for lunch. We had eaten there on 2 other occasions and the food was pretty good. However, on this occasion - we both ordered Nasi Goreng and my wife also ordered a long Macchiato. The cafe was moderately busy but we did have to wait quite some time before... More 

1 Thank Mike E
Oamaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Chose this place at random on a visit to Auckland. Service was very friendly and the burgers were really nice, chip as extra are really generous so would recommend sharing. The downside was the odd smell on entry, not a lovely food smell as expected. On a visit to the ladies I discovered the cause - mothballs being used as... More 

1 Thank Junelle E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I went in for lunch to shelter from the auckland winter rain and ordered a capachino and vulcan burger. The coffee was presented really well and the burger seemed nice and fresh! The service wasn't the best ive ever had as the girl didnt seem like she wanted to be there to be honest. The atmosphere was good with a... More 

Thank EllisB93
Porirua, New Zealand
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Popped in here for breakfast on our weekend in Auckland. A very atmospheric street and a very good breakfast. Everything we ordered was hot, nicely presented and very tasty. Decent value for money.

Thank Neil C
Coffs Harbour
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Ok. The hash brown stack sounded amazing but when it arrived, the tinned baked beans and tinned 'creamy mushrooms' were disappointing. Really, we should have bought our own 'tinned' food and saved $40...the coffee wad ok but overall a bad dining experience. Don't bother :(

Thank Janine2450
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Had an early morning breakfast stop with two young kids (2 & 4) after a 30 hour journey. The staff were just opening up and they were very polite, set us up a table and took our order. As we sat there was a steady stream of locals all getting their coffees and muffins. The food was top notch and... More 

Thank Gethjenks
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

This cafe is in one of the most charming streets of Auckland - Vulcan Lane. The cafe certainly does a roaring business ..... but I ordered scrambled eggs. And for 100% sure, these were not real eggs that arrived. I think it's the pre -made liquid eggs in a container, which you pour out and cook with, on an as... More 

Thank BarbaraEK
Ohakune, New Zealand
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

My partner and I were looking for a place for brunch on a Friday morning and stumbled across this quaint little cafe wedged in amongst a number of other eateries. The cafe was very inviting and the food options available seemed to have more of a selection than others we had looked at. I had a hash stack which was... More 

1 Thank Ray D
Merseyside UK
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Found myself wandering the streets just after 7am Saturday, having arrived from UK the morning before. Spotted a coffee being taken away so looked in. Ordered 'Flat White' $3.80 and sat down to read menu. Coffee arrived quickly and I ordered 'Toast with bacon and eggs' $7. Even on a Saturday a number of customers popped in to grab a... More 

1 Thank GeoffW44
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This used to be my local. Free wifi and a nice breakfast kept me coming back. But the service just became worse and worse! To the point where today I had to ask them to take my plate away, 30 minutes after I finished my meal. And they never topped up my water or asked if I wanted another coffee.... More 

1 Thank Cheryleita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Vulcan Lane, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 9899
Vulcan Cafe has been serving our fellow patrons since 1995. Established in a historic lane, Vulcan Cafe pride's itself on striving to deliver the best we possibly can. Just recently renovated in 2012, Vulcan Cafe is now better then ever.We are fully licensed and offer a range of wines and beers at a very reasonable price. We look forward to serving all our regulars and any new guests at Vulcan Cafe.For a direct interaction with us, Search for us on facebook for the latest happening at Vulcan Cafe. As the Vulcan said "May You Live Long and Prosper!"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?