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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