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The Library Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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55 Princes St | Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-636 7292
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I met a business client on a Sunday for lunch. We were seated at a table then left for 15 min without been seen. As i had arranged the lunch I was embarassed. I had to go and ask the staff at the counter for a menu. I ordered Harpuka and chips. The fish was over battered and minimal fish... More 

Thank MCFC1977
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Always a good option for the hungry, weary, those with kids, those without kids, those wanting some quiet time, those wanting a good meal, those wanting delicious cakes, or just a cuppa. Great place for everyone really. Delicious menu and warm, friendly environment

Thank KimA500
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

such a quaint little venue, and it gets lots of sun. nice to sit at a corner table and read a book while having your drink. Lovely waitresses too.

Thank Melanie R
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Trendy cafe with great sunny outdoor area. Eggs bene awesome ! Want to meet friends have brunch or lunch away from the busy noisy areas come here. Great service with a smile.. Coffee 10 Food 9 Service 10. Coming back..

Thank Michelle S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe has changed management since we were last here which was some time ago as we are not locals. The menu is very impressive and not the usual fare, which made our choices difficult. The smoothies, apple kale and mint, and the coconut and raspberry were delightful, made from fresh ingredients, a pleasant change from a lot of other... More 

Thank Pamerle
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Had a great lunch here a few days ago. It was almost 2pm and they were winding down but we were given great service and food. (they also had a function on that night for 100 people). The architecture is amazing and stylish.I would definitely go back next time! There was also a lot of parking out the front. It... More 

Thank MonoFelizPanama
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had breakfast here which was delicious if not a little overpriced. Perhaps they think that the beautiful surroundings warrant an extra few dollars per meal.

Thank sjcart
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Had open steak sandwich for lunch - it was tasty enough but the steak was not cooked as I requested and the accompanying sauce was too spicey. It came with hot chips and salad. If I return I would not order this item again.

Thank DianeC380
Auckland, New Zealand
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260 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

My wife and I were rather apprehensive about coming here after reading some highly variable reviews. We had a brunch mid-week and enjoyed the experience. The weather was kind and we were able to sit out at the front, overlooking a quiet street - a very nice alternative to the bustle of Onehunga's main street. We ordered Caesar salads which... More 

Thank Deuche
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The corn fritters that I ordered were black. I was expecting golden brown. The black flies added to my terrible eating experience. The lack service was also on the black side. It was a completely black experience. I complained about it later but never received a response. I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to let others know that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Princes St | Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-636 7292

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?