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We don’t want to brag or anything but we’re totally going to. Crave, in its essence, is yours - a communal cafe for the community, have a peek at what some of our regulars have to say about us and if you’re feeling game, grab some ownership and write your own review. We’d love to hear what you’ve got to say.


Crave is out and about. Check out this great publication lovin'...

Article on Bunny. Eats. Design. -

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Article on Inspiring Communities -

Article in the Gardens Magazine -

Article in the NZ Herald -

Our Customer Reviews on NZ Herald -

Gather & Hunt -

Verve Magazine (pdf) -


Here's what people are saying about us...

“Crave cafe is one of my favourite places to visit in Kingsland. I find the staff warm and welcoming, the food delicious at a very reasonable price and the interior decor quite charming. I also love how they exhibit various works of different artists in the area. Makes for an interesting and pleasant coffee stop for sure!! ”

- Gemma K

“I spent the morning at Crave on Friday catching up with friends. It is great to visit a cafe and not feel ‘chased out’ even if you spend 3 hours there! Great breakfast, helpful staff and wonderful that it caters for gluten free and always has soy milk. Thanks :) ”

- Gillian

“I have been frequenting this cafe since it first opened a couple of years ago. I have never had a bad hot drink and their potato cakes are to die for! My menu favorite is the BLT, and I would recommend this place to anyone :) ”

- Hannah C

“I have been frequenting Crave for some time now. The coffee is perfect and very consistent, even on busy days when you can see the barista is under a lot of pressure he still manages to whip up a good coffee. I have noticed a new chef on craves team and some menu changes for the better. Overall crave is a totally awesome experience and i will continue to stop in as much as i can. ”

- Jason F

“I love coming to Crave Cafe on Sundays, the people there are always friendly. The staff were very busy at the time but service was still very fast. The food presentation is excellent and tastes perfect. I really enjoy my Sundays at Crave. Thanks! ”

- Jim B

“I stumbled upon this cafe when out doing some business errands and called to get a takeaway coffee. I was lured into getting a giant cookie as well because they looked so yummy. Best soy mocca I have had in ages and a giant choc-oat cookie that puts all other cookies to shame. So… big I could hardly finish it and so yummy that I finished it anyway… Recommended! I liked the industrial-inspired decor too. ”

- Katrina W

“We’ve been regulars at Crave since we moved into the area 18 months ago.  I’ve tried coffee all over Auckland, all over NZ and all over the World and I’m telling you, Paul makes the best.  Tim is great and their main Chef does superb Creamy Mushrooms.  Here's why these guys lead the way:   The other day three of us ordered meals that had Mushrooms, service was unusually slow (new kids on duty) then Tim came up and apologised for the delay and explained that they had absolutely ran out of Mushrooms. Rather than be unreasonable we settled for his alternative offerings which were promptly delivered. Then we were pleasantly surprised to be offered free Coffees and free Reward Cards for our inconvenience.  Now that is service, that is looking after customers, that is hospitality.  I pray these guys stay at Crave and long may the business run-well done guys!! ”

- Kenneth S

“Yum yum yum! Great local cafe! Food and coffee is to die for! The big brekkie is huge with crispy bacon and even black pudding if you want it! Their banana smoothie is delicious and staff are happy and keen to help.  ”

- Louise T


Crave, in its essence, is yours… a communal café for the community, have a peek at what some of our regulars have to say about us and if you’re feeling game, grab some ownership and write your own review.
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We’d love to hear what you’ve got to say.