Frasers Cafe & Espresso Bar
Auckland City 09-630 6825
- Mon – Sat 6 am – 11 pm
- Sun 7 am – 11 pm
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Seating for: 50
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
Frasers Cafe is a busy local corner cafe in the heart of Mt Eden Village shops. We have an excellent reputation for serving consistently great food and great coffee.
38 Reviews for Frasers Cafe & Espresso Bar
Only giving 4 stars just because I haven’t experienced full service for a proper sit down meal. Will be back soon
Best of all, it’s open late, til 11pm. I quite like to stop in here for a well deserved treat after climbing Mt Eden in the evenings (unfortunately, I think this may negate the calories burned).
I absolutely love the plum cheesecake – it is by far the best cheesecake I have eaten. The other cakes are also very good, and the coffee is great, too.
This used to be our favourite haunt when we lived locally. Open till late. Staff were great, food great. We’d meet with various friends and sit and talk. Frasers used to be the best coffee locally.
The last few visits the atmosphere is still there. The coffee has gone down hill. We’ve spent more time down the road at Ironique.
I hope this post gets them to look at the coffee. Fix it and we’d be back. We try it from time to time.
Above all it’s over priced!!!!!
Visited March 2013
The coffee here is a 3 out of 5. ( mocha )
The cakes… Well it depends on what you order.. The baileys one isn’t really that nice. But the american cheesecake and the lemon slice were pretty nice. 4 out of 5..
The funniest moment was when we ordered potato koftas..
My understanding of potato koftas is that they are potatoes mashed with herbs and spices. Given a coating of either flour or if a lil’ more posh would be panko… deep fried or oven baked and served with a dip..
I didn’t quite expect it to just be pom poms.. that’s right.. pom poms from your nearest supermarket !!!!! Haha!!! That was hilarious…
We jokingly called it the best koftas we had ever eaten… 2 out of 5 ( the 2 goes towards the aioli.. was yum )
Looking at some of the comments below, there are some sad people around. At least they’ve decided to go elsewhere.
We often find Frasers full with patrons and as a consequence have to wait for a table and we are happy to wait. Now that really says something about this establishment.
The waitresses and waiter always look like they’re in a bad mood as they serve you..
We have tried the waffles, which were way overpriced for the alight taste and tiny portions that were given. Baileys cheesecake was totally tasteless as mentioned in another review (should’ve checked the reviews before going).
It was one of the worst cakes I have ever tried (as a cake lover) we could not actually finish the piece… the cakes are around $7 each and the new york cheesecake is the only cake I keep going to Frasers for. The other menu items we’ve tried so far are not worth the money as other reviewers have mentioned.. the coffee we ordered was burnt and bitter, and the iced chocolate was BLAND and warm.. not cold
At this stage I do not think I will ever have anything other than the NY cheesecake from this cafe.
Visited July 2012
The only problem is that they don’t excel at making cakes. Last time I had a cheesecake, not sure which flavour it was supposed to be, no-flavour is what it turned out to be! When I spend $5 on a slice of cake I want something at least better than what I can produce at home! It was like eating white coloured jelly on a biscuit base.
Highly disappointing because apart from that it’s not a bad place to go, but competition is fierce in Mt Eden Village so there are plenty of other options. Mozaik has just opened across the road is open late too.
Visited May 2012
Con: Not sure yet
I only dropped in for a coffee and biscuit which was all good. The best about this place is that it’s not only open later than 3 or 4pm, but till 11pm! Finally a cafe which is open late – like you find it in Europe! Thanks for that!
Having said that, the service was impeccable! I think they prolly just need to upgrade their hot meals section.
Also tried their cheesecake and banoffie pie – it was meh. Not disappointing, just nothing great.
Its location however is quite good for those in the Eden/Epsom area. There are plenty of free parking around and it’s right next to the bus stop.
The service is good and the coffee ok.
Looks like the owners are only interested in raking in the money as the place is very run down and maybe train the chefs to make consistent food.
No self-respecting food establishment puts on a dinner menu these days without a bar licence.
Had a fairly decent pork belly and kumara salad, but a glass of pinot gris would have made it so much better.
Will not dine again for dinner.
It seems to have gone down hill significantly – don’t waste your time or money.
This cafe used to be quite a nice social place. And as far as meals were concerned, their Eggs Benedict were quite a charm.
I took my American guest there to show off our Eggs Benedict, only to get ripped off because it was Waitangi Day – after the public holiday charge, the 2 meals came to well over $40.
The service was very average. And I had to ask why the meal cost so much that day. The meals took a little longer than expected, and while it had every ingredient listed on the menu, that was all there was.
The Eggs Benedict had 2 poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce on some kind of dry bread, and bacon. It didn’t have any other pesto or paste like how they used to.
It was really dry, yolky, and quite frankly, a bit sickening.
It is very unfortunate about their disappointing quality of food and service. And we are never to return to Frasers again.