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Frasers Cafe & Espresso Bar

3 star rating
38 reviews

Cuisine: Cafe, Breakfast, Vegetarian, New Zealand

434 Mt Eden Rd
Mt Eden
Auckland City
09-630 6825
 

Hours:

  • Mon – Sat 6 am – 11 pm
  • Sun 7 am – 11 pm
  • Facilities/Features:
    • 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.

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38 Reviews for Frasers Cafe & Espresso Bar

Dani

1

12th July 2014
5 star rating
Best Cafe I’ve ever been to. Such a lovely atmosphere and lovely people, Paul and Sandra Fraser are the nicest people. I would eat anything off the menu at Frasers. Firstly my favourite would have to be the ice choc/ mocha with a slice of caramel slice or banana cake of course. Or afghan not gonna be picky at all. But the Hokkien noodles are too die for and the moroccan chicken wrap too. Who knew a wrap with apple in it could taste so good!!? The pancakes, french toast… Pop in for a delicious coffee or brekky, lunch, dins. And gotta love the choc mousse. Literally anything on the desert menu i would eat. twice. Love this Cafe!!

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8th June 2014
1 star rating
I went for coffee and dessert only and while it all looked appealing the fun stopped there. The cookies and cream cheesecake had so much gelatine it was like rubber. And no taste at all. Annoying! All the cheesecakes looked the same, way too firm, very little cream cheese, all gelatine.

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Joy M.

12

30th May 2014
3 star rating
I go here a couple of times a week just to get the date scones which are amazing, as are the muffins. When I’ve eaten in, the coffee has also been very good. They lose points, however, if you want food to take away, because of the annoying system at the counter. They take your money and your name and then you have to stand (getting in the way of other people who are trying to look at the food cabinet) while they serve everyone else who subsequently comes to the counter. I’d understand this if there was another staff member who completed your order but it’s usually the same person who does both. Annoying! But the date scones are fantastic!

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Sue

12

10th May 2014
3 star rating
Went for a family meal and have been here regularly previously, we wonder if Frasers is under new management – was ok, not great.

Visited April 2014

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riddhi

18

26th March 2014
4 star rating
Finally got to visit Frasers Cafe after talking about wanting to go there for the past month! Unfortunately only went for some takeaway cheesecake but still definitely very pleased. Ordered the chocolate mousse, classics NY baked, banoffee and baileys. All 4 were excellent, really enjoyed the banoffee even though I’m not a big fan of bananas. Service was friendly and helpful -recommending popular flavours.

Only giving 4 stars just because I haven’t experienced full service for a proper sit down meal. Will be back soon :)

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8th September 2013
4 star rating
I’ve been here few times, I have tried almost every cheese cakes here, but I personally don’t like the one with the banana because it has a very strong taste of vanilla (but someone who likes vanilla will really enjoy it), and also the one with the passionfruit? i think is too much like a jelly, gelatin-like. The foods were great but I think they are over-priced compared to the amount whats on the plate.

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Debbie

4

7th September 2013
5 star rating
Fabulous food and great atmosphere. It can be a bit crowded at times, but that is only because it’s so popular – because it’s so good.

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.

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Mimi Y.

30

20th June 2013
4 star rating
My friend and I frequent Frasers every week so it’s high time I wrote a review. We visit Frasers for the desserts, and there’s a good reason why we always come back here week after week. The NY Cheesecake is just heavenly…it consistently amazing week after week! The drinks are also very nicely made and service is always prompt and friendly. We will definitely be coming back next week :)

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Janice

3

10th June 2013
4 star rating
Some of the staff here are great, some are very off putting. The very strange pale lady with the black hair who makes the coffee is very hostile, she never lets me finish my order without interrupting me and it all gets a bit confusing! Coffee is always lovely though and breakfast never disappoints. The British staff are usually the nicest ones. Very friendly.

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7th June 2013
4 star rating
Delightful experience and enjoyed the hot chocolates and we are always the biggest fans of the lemon meringue pie… Nom nom.

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Des S.

25

27th May 2013
2 star rating
It’s not the same.

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.

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jack

10

9th May 2013
2 star rating
I am not a big fan of this place at all. I always see its busy when I am passing through. Last month we went there for a coffee. It’s average, waiters are JUST friendly, they look like they are in their bad moon or something!!
Above all it’s over priced!!!!!

Visited March 2013

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g r.

18

17th December 2012
3 star rating
Love the ambiance. Always busy. And it’s my partners’ new fav chill out spot for a coffee and a slice of cake.

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 )

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Rob B.

3

14th October 2012
5 star rating
We have been going to Frasers for some years now and we drive all the way from Greenhithe. It’s our Friday lunch out from the office and sometimes again on Sunday. We love it. We have always measured our favourite cafes by the coffee and carrot cake and theirs is ‘tops’ consistently. We also enjoy there wide range of dishes available on the blackboard menu.
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.

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Olivia

7

21st August 2012
1 star rating
Horrible service, average food, burnt coffee…but so overpriced.
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

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23rd July 2012
3 star rating
This place is smart because they’re one of the few cafes open late, so you always see people up to 10-11pm at night enjoying cake and coffee.

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

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21st July 2012
4 star rating
Pro: Open till 11pm
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!

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Amy G.

3

16th July 2012
3 star rating
Fraser’s is really hit and miss sometimes its great sometimes its terrible

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2nd June 2012
1 star rating
I came here with my boyfriend on a Sunday morning a few weeks ago for breakfast. The women at the counter was hostile and clearly irritated when I ordered a coffee then came back to also order a coke as well. The way she glared at me was unprofessional and made me feel uncomfortable. I ordered the honeycomb hot cakes and was completely disappointed. The two tiny hot cakes were cold. The “berry coulis” that accompanied it was cold tinned mixed berries. Then there was a huge amount of fruit on my plate roughly cute in big pieces. My boyfriend ordered fruit salad and yogurt, and was sad to find that he only got about two table spoons of yogurt with his fruit. It was a real let down, especially since for what we got the prices were ridiculous. The coffee was nice, not great. Total let down. Not worth the money. We had to go home and make sandwiches because we did not finish our food.

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Mel

2

17th May 2012
1 star rating
Got the baileys cheesecake from Frasers and it was uneatable there was no taste of baileys what so ever and the whole thing tasted of nothing. I love Mt Eden village but will not be going back there again for something sweet as its the second time we have had something that was uneatable.

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Kate B.

11

12th May 2012
4 star rating
Lovely cafe open from early morning till late. The service is very good. The breakfast we had was excellent and I also love their cheesecakes! We took family there from the US and they loved the MT Eden village feeling. Warm in winter and nice tables outside when it is warmer. Highly recommended.

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23rd May 2012
3 star rating
Had the potato cake with avocado, bacon and some blue cheest source. Although the presentation was really nice, unfortunately the food was rather bland. Coffee was meh too.
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.

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14th April 2012
2 star rating
Had the Eggs Bene with Smoked Salmon and it wasn’t worth it at $19.90. The Hollandaise was sparse and it was packeted salmon of which at that price I’d expect it to be home cured. It wasnt as if there was an over abundance of it either. The baps it sat on we’re lovely though and the staff were too. Except for the female barista who looked sour. Still, she wasn’t serving people thankfully. Coffee was nice enough and the cakes looked lush. Something tells me though that the place will not want for clients with good enough coffee and that corner location.

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Anita

2

10th February 2012
2 star rating
Returned to Frasers after a few years away. The atmosphere was great and the food ok, unfortunately overshadowed by grumpy staff who found it too hard to be pleasant and courteous to a customer.

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3rd January 2012
3 star rating
This place is always full of people and it opens till 11pm at night which seems to be great for meeting friends, but having finally tried it for the first time last week, I found that the food is pretty average and in fact a bit overpriced.

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.

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20th December 2011
2 star rating
Excellent sweets selection from the cabinet although the food can be very average to well below at times.


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.

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2nd April 2011
4 star rating
Great cheesecake!

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4th January 2011
4 star rating
Excellent cafe. The service is always good and the coffee is just perfect. Great place to take the kids.

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Janice

1

18th December 2010
5 star rating
After a long night at work and the craving of caffeine started kicking in, I happen to find a small busy Cafe in Mt Eden village still open late at night. I was very impressed with the service, food and coffee. The staff were very friendly, the coffee was perfect and the new York baked cheesecake was to die for. Will defiantly be back again.

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1st October 2010
2 star rating
May be great for coffee and cake but dinner was a disappointment.

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.

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Emily

18

8th September 2010
4 star rating
Love their cakes!

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21st August 2010
1 star rating
Frasers has been one of my faves for some time now, however after having the worst, most bland iced chocolate of my life ($6.20), a floury apricot slice ($6.30) and a small bottle of coke that cost a ridiculous $4.50, there’s no way I’m ever wasting my money there again.

It seems to have gone down hill significantly – don’t waste your time or money.

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17th August 2010
3 star rating
Love this place. Good coffee and delicious cabinet food…. their cake is always so yummy. Scores better than that other themed place across the street. The Eggs Benny does need a bit of work though. And also would it kill the staff to smile?

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Nynet

10

10th August 2010
5 star rating
Busy Busy, but still their coffee consistency is just perfect! I don’t know how they do it. But it works! their food also happens to be amazing. especially their small but amazing desert menu.

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Al

5

18th April 2010
1 star rating
Very disappointing.
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.

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MJ

20

5th March 2010
3 star rating
The overpriced and predictable menu drags this well established cafe down. Although coffee and food is fine, it’s too typical to warrant an outstanding rating. Service is always friendly and the place has a good atmosphere.

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David

28

6th August 2011
4 star rating
The coffee’s good and the food was excellent. There was lots to choose from. Love the salads and the soups I’ve had there.

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Sara S.

13

8th March 2009
5 star rating
This is the best cafe in Auckland. Hands down, great food, good coffee and fantastic service. I’ve been there like a million times. The brulee is just delish.

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