Aotearoa is having a pop-public holiday in memorial of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 26 September. And while some of the cafes, bars and restaurants in and around Tāmaki Makaurau will be taking a well-deserved break, loads of our favourites are keeping their doors open so you can relax in style with some seriously tasty eats and beverages.
Here are some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars to feast at on Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day.
Auckland Cafes Open On Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day
Odettes, CBD | 7am-3pm
Pastrami & Rye, Ellerslie | 7am-3pm
Blend Cafe, Botany Downs | 7.30am-4pm
Snö, Newmarket | 7am-3pm
Yakety Yak, Pukekohe | 7am-3.30pm
Williams Eatery, Wynyard Quarter | 8am-3pm, possible surcharge.
Mission Bay Cafe, Mission Bay | 7am-9pm
The Garden Shed, Mt Eden | 9am-9pm
Auckland Bars, Pubs & Restaurants Open On Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day
Fat Puku’s Smashed Burgers, CBD | 5.30-9pm
Ghost Street, Britomart | 5pm-close, 15% surcharge
Gochu, Commercial Bay | 12-3pm, 5pm-late, 5% surcharge
Origine, Commercial Bay | 10% surcharge
Ahi, Commercial Bay | 10% surcharge
The Blue Breeze Inn, Ponsonby | 12pm-late, 5% surcharge
Café Hanoi, Britomart | 12-3pm, 5pm-late, 15% surcharge
Soul Bar & Bistro, Viaduct Harbour | 11am-10pm
Belly Worship, Balmoral | 12-10pm
Inca, Ponsonby & Newmarket | 5pm-late, 15% surcharge
East, CBD | 11am-11pm
Green Door Pizza, Commercial Bay | 11.30am-9pm
Cotto, Karangahape Road | 5-10pm
Chapel Bar, Ponsonby | 12pm-12am
White + Wong’s, Viaduct | 12pm-3.30pm, 4.30-10pm, 15% surcharge
Wise Boys | Grey Lynn 5-9pm, Commercial Bay 11am-8pm
Basalt, Howick | 11.30am-5pm
The Flying Moa, Mt Wellington | 11.30am-4pm
Franc’s Bar & Diner, Takapuna | 10am-4pm
Goode Brothers Botany, New Lynn & Northwest | 11am-5pm
The Merchant Pub Co., Albany | 11.30am-6pm
Moretons, St Heliers | 11am-5pm
The Postman’s Leg, Glenfield | 11am-5pm
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Image credit: Fat Puku's by Wono Kim.