Food & Drink

What’s Open On Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

By Alice Rich
22nd Sep 2022

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

Choosing to spend your bonus day off catching up on life admin? Be sure to schedule at least one of these epic music festivals into the calendar. 

Image credit: Fat Puku's by Wono Kim. 

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