Coffee is life. We all know that. How else would we get through a day of incessant moaning from Susan of Sales and her lack of Tinder matches? Or complete the heinous task of convincing her that it isn’t her, it’s them. Nonetheless, that hot cup of Jo is a well-needed saviour for most.
Not only do we love those steaming and frothy cups of the good stuff—no, no—we also love a refreshing and slurp-worthy glass of iced coffee deliciousness. With summer slowly creeping around Auckland’s corner, we wanted to give you a head start in the race for the best iced coffees in our lovely and coffee-ridden city.
Go, go, GO!
Takapuna Beach Cafe
Located right beside the waterfront and sandy stretch of Takapuna, Takapuna Beach Cafe is a popular breakfast, brunch and lunch spot for many. If you struggle to tear yourself away from the gelato station and if you’re a self confessed coffee addict, then you have to order their iced coffee. Made with vanilla bean gelato, espresso and a carafe of milk, this is a decadent, caffeine-infused drink that will stop you in your tracks.
Cornwall Park Café
Take a stroll through the picturesque grounds of Cornwall Park and you’ll stumble across Cornwall Park Cafe. With a cabinet chock-a-bloc with flaky pastries, tasty treats and a seasonal and homely menu, it’s a one-stop-destination for great food and great views to match. With choices of either an iced Americano or iced latte, this cafe is the perfect place to score an iced beverage or two.
In everyone’s favourite food and retail space, Foxtrot Parlour is a Ponsonby Central treasure. With offerings of classic and scrumptious menu items and an awesome vibe, we could happily sit and watch the people of Ponsonby go by all day. Without getting too distracted, they also offer coffee over ice, which is just what the doctor ordered on these sun-filled days!
Best Ugly Bagels
Stop what you’re doing and get yourselves over to Best Ugly Bagels, right now. Not only do they sell some of the best bagels in town, they also sell iced maples. With great tasting coffee, lovingly poured over ice and swirled with maple syrup, we simply cannot get enough. This is a game-changer for sure.
Again, another one that if you put on a lovely smile and ask sweetly, the team at L’Affare are more than happy to serve up any coffee you desire over ice. With a gorgeous interior and great service, it’s a great spot to sit down and catch up with friends over some epic food and coffee.
Nestled down Graham Street you’ll find Major Sprout. With rustic and plant filled spaces, these guys are true contenders for serving up some of Auckland’s best café-style grub in one of the cutest and Insta-worthy spaces. With a choice of a latte or Americano over ice, this a sure-fire way of getting your iced coffee fix.
A little more on the fancy side, Odettes is a well established eatery in the heart of Auckland with amazing food and stellar service. With so much fancy food on offer, it is easy to get distracted with the choices of braised lamb shoulder and Tongan vanilla crepe, but don’t worry, we get it, it’s all delicious. However, once you have remembered the reason you came, their iced coffee is a thing of beauty. Trust us.
A favourite with vegans and vegetarians, this little Grey Lynn cafe serves up some seriously tasty grub for all. As lovers of all things coffee, these guys also roast their own beans. Cool, right?! With this in mind, it’s no wonder that they sell a mean iced coffee. Known as the ‘San Fran on ice’ this drink has all the usual suspects; double shot, milk and all that ice. Mmmm!
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