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Hancocks Cafe

Picton Street, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-535 3798
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“cabinet food” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Picton Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I was pleased to find Hancock’s open late afternoon. Plenty of delicious cabinet food still available. Not sure if kitchen still open for blackboard menu. This is a big spacious cafe with friendly staff.

Thank 808JohnS808
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Normally visits to this Auckland Suburb are brief-in and out without spending too much time. On this Saturday we were frazzled after a busy morning and it was close on 1400. There had been no intention of having lunch until we got home. However Hancock's...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Our usual cafe was a bit busy, so we decided to try this one for a change, Pleasant & friendly service, and the omelettes were OK (nothing exciting - but adequate). BUT the bread they used for the toast looked and tasted like the cheap...More

Thank jkd533
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

A nice cafe in the centre of Howick for a coffee and a bite. Good coffee and service. Can get busy at times and sitting out on the pavement is hell if don't smoke. Why oh why do they allow this in an area where...More

Thank Chris31746
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We go to Hancocks regularly, and have always enjoyed the great food, coffee/tea, and friendly staff. We've been there for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, and have never been disappointed. There's a good range of food at reasonable prices. A favourite for afternoon tea...More

Thank Clive and Pippa S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Have made several visits and coffee is always good and mixed berry muffin is excellent. Love the tables by the windows. A bit limited outside

Thank GandS-10
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Great place to find a tasty selection of food and drinks. Considering that most things were pre-made and served from a counter, everything was fresh and served quickly.

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A very nice cafe which seems popular. The person taking our order somehow got the order wrong and brought the wrong coffee for one of us. On repeatedly telling the waitress that that coffee was not our coffee, she insisted that we take it! It...More

Thank MargaretJP
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Nice to come here for a change for lunch or a cuppa. Staff could do a little more to help out in accomodating chairs for babes.

Thank Flackies
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very good cafe in Central Howick area with good parking nearby.. Excellent range of lunch foods and very reasonably priced. . We visited this cafe as a group of 10 & were quickly served by the very friendly & helpful staff

1  Thank Helen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Picton Street, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Howick
  • Phone Number: +64 9-535 3798
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