Food & Drink

Everything That’s Open In Auckland On New Year’s Day So You Can Kick Off 2023 In Style

By Alice Rich
23rd Dec 2022

Two people cheers over a fine spread of vegetarian food.

Whether you start your 2023 with New Year’s resolutions, a deathly hangover, dancing until the wee hours or a wholesome yoga practice, chances are, at some point, you’re going to want to celebrate with some really good kai. Don’t waste your calories on shoddy fare. It’s a new year, and a new you. And that new you downright deserves to be fuelled by the finest this city has to offer. 

Stave off holiday hanger with top-notch eats and drinks from some of Tāmaki Makaurau’s best cafes, restaurants and bars that are open on New Year’s Day. 

Auckland Cafes Open On New Year's Day

Odettes, Auckland CBD | 8am-3pm

Fort Greene, Karangahape Road | 9am-2pm

Catroux, Westmere | 8.30am-3pm

Fat Kitty Cafe, Dominion Road | 9am-5pm

Frasers, Mt Eden | 7am-late

Circus Circus Cafe, Mt Eden | 6.30am-10pm

Kingi, Britomart | 8-11am

Best Ugly Bagels, Commercial Bay | 8am-3pm

Takapuna Beach Cafe, Takapuna | 6am-8pm

Knead On Benson, Remuera | 7am-4pm

Tart Bakery, Commercial Bay | 8am-10pm

Auckland Restaurants, Pubs & Bars Open On New Year’s Day

Ahi, Commercial Bay Auckland CBD | 12-10pm, 10% surcharge

Gochu, Harbour Eats Commercial Bay | 12-8.3pm, 15% surcharge 

East, Auckland CBD | 11am-11pm

Wise Boys, Commercial Bay | 11am-8pm

Leigh Sawmill, Leigh | 12pm-10pm

Cafe Hanoi, Britomart | 5pm-late, surcharge. 

The Lula Inn, Viaduct | 11am-9pm

Satya Chai Lounge, Sandringham | 12-10pm, surcharge. 

The Zookeeper’s Son, Royal Oak | 12-9pm

Regatta Bar & Eatery, Takapuna | 12pm-late

Goode Brothers Botany, New Lynn & NorthWest | varies

Moretons, St Heliers | 9am-9.30pm

White + Wongs, Viaduct | 12-10pm 15% surcharge

The Fox, Viaduct | 11am-10pm

Danny Doolans, Viaduct | 11am-2am

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Image credit: East. 

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