It has come to our attention that Eggs Benedict have become a forgotten order. Two perfectly poached eggs sitting atop a toasted English muffin or crispy potato hash with smoked salmon or bacon wedged in between, and a creamy, tangy hollandaise sauce drizzled all over it — don’t worry, Bene, we haven’t forgotten about you. And so it doesn’t slip anyone else’s mind, we’ve rounded up the best places in Auckland to get your bene fix.
Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen
A delicious mushroom medley (pictured above) served with free farmed bacon, sous vide poached eggs and house-made hollandaise sitting atop German hash.
1/2, Jomac Place, Avondale.
The Junction Eatery
It’s worth heading over the bridge for these poached eggs and wilted baby spinach on a vegetable gratin with burnt butter hollandaise. With a choice between free range bacon, beetroot-infused salmon gravlax or grilled portobello mushrooms, there’s something for everyone.
39 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead.
Duck Duck Goose
Adding a bit of theatre to your weekend brunch, this Rosedale eatery tops a potato and kumara hash cake with smoked salmon, creamy hollandaise, and poached eggs with a crisp apple and rocket salad on the side, then serves it in a smoke-filled cloche.
6/56 Apollo Dr, Rosedale.
Only serving Eggs Benedict on the weekends, you need to get amongst this free range, pulled pork number that comes with pickled fennel, wilted spinach and, of course, hollandaise sauce.
129 West End Road, Westmere.
A green Eggs Benedict, with two poached eggs, potato rosti, sauteed spinach, and either house-cured slab bacon or smoked salmon. Bonus feature: it’s available in a half-size.
21 Graham St, Auckland.
This Parnell eatery is offering up a bold new twist with The Ladyboy; a deliciously crunchy chilli brioche topped with prawn, tom yum hollandaise and prawn crackers.
Catering to the east side with this glazed free range bacon or house smoked salmon Eggs Benedict, you’ll need to get in quick as this joint is known to have queues forming on the weekends.
228 Orakei Rd, Remuera.
Tucked away in the heart of Pt Chev lies this deluxe Eggs Benedict; honey smoked bacon, salmon or halloumi, with spinach, poached eggs, Turkish pide, Nam Jim and citrus hollandaise.
Unit G/1197 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier.
With a choice of hand cut bacon or lime, gin and beetroot cured salmon (and the option to add portobello mushrooms), this inner-city haunt is offering an eggs bene that’s a departure from the classic.
43 High St, Auckland.
A flavoursome classic bene served on a house-made English muffin with wilted spinach and either prosciutto, braised cavolo nero or house cured salmon.
22 Melrose St, Newmarket.
Perfect for inner-city dwellers, this slick cafe has a classic free range bacon bene with a delectably tangy hollandaise.
55 Shortland St, Auckland.
We love a bene that comes with potatoes, and this doesn’t fail to deliver. Free-range eggs on agria croquettes with sauteed spinach, olive oil hollandaise and herb oil.
12 Wyndham St, Auckland.