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Wise Cicada

5 star rating
14 reviews

Cuisine: Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic

23 Crowhurst St
Auckland City
09 529 9529


  • Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm (STORE open ’til 7pm)
  • Sat/Sun 9am – 6pm
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Out Catering
    • Children's Play Area
    • Private Functions
    • Private Parties
    • Breakfast Meetings
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
  • Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Alcohol: None
  • Seating for: 35-40
  • BYO/Corkage: No BYO
  • Parking: Free Off-Street, Pay & Display
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Delivers: No
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Wise Cicada makes the finest Scrambled Tofu in Auckland!
We are a natural food and eco-friendly store and cafe in Newmarket.

Enjoy the Organic Plant-based Breakfast Buffet Available Seven Days: 8am – 11am Weekdays; 9am – 1pm Weekends

You will find a wide selection of salads on offer, and One Hot dish on offer each day. The salad bar offers organic fresh ‘living’ salads, nutritious and delicious.

A huge range of yummy sweet treats, including ‘raw cake’, and other dairy free, egg free, gluten free, sugar free, cakes and slices.
Famous freshly made 100% organic juices, super-food smoothies, and barista coffees too.
The Wise Cicada team strives to provide a cheerful atmosphere where you’re bound to meet interesting, like-minded individuals.

Totally unique to Auckland, this destination eatery & store is committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers. All of our café meals are full of nourishment, using plant-based, organic ingredients.

Turn left off the motorway at Gillies Ave exit (if heading south) into Crowhurst St.
Parking is easiest at the little ‘Pay & Display’ carpark on the corner of Seccombes Rd and Crowhurst St.

14 Reviews for Wise Cicada

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8th June 2012
5 star rating
Love Wise Cicada! Occasionally I get muddled up and call this place Wild Cicada heh.

My mum does pretty much most of her grocery shopping here, so out of curiosity my sister and I decided to stop by and pick up one of their famed smoothies. We were told by the woman at the counter to take a seat because they’re made from scratch and could take a while, so we sat at the lovely big communal wooden table in the middle of the cafe area. At $12 each the super-food smoothies are a little pricey, but considering the quality of the ingredients that go into them, they’re worth every cent. And they’re absolutely delicious!

After our smoothies we decided to have a browse of the store, and each of the staff members who walked past us gave us a friendly greeting with a smile! We wandered up and down the aisles finding all kinds of interesting health food, and we’ll definitely be back to get another smoothie (and maybe buy some ingredients so we can try come up with our own smoothies at home!).

I also bought a Chocolate Rough, which had in it goji berries, coconut and a few (non-peanut) nuts, and it was so much better than any chocolate baked product I’ve had at bakeries. Wise Cicada also have a great range of skincare that I’m looking into purchasing at my next visit. Love Wise Cicada, it’s literally quite impossible to leave this place without a smile on your face!

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29th November 2013
5 star rating
Ever since we discovered Wise Cicada we have been so excited to spread the word and highly recommend this food haven to anybody that appreciates the best source of food at the highest quality.

The food is always super fresh and salads are not only satisfying, it is also very delicious.

A must visit experience.

I trust this place and believe there should be more healthy places such as Wise Cicada in New Zealand.


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19th August 2013
4 star rating
Well worth a visit with organic, nutritious food. Avoiding sugar and gluten is easy (even with the cakes!). Great salad options. A bonus is the attached (mostly) organic store, which is so rare.

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11th August 2013
5 star rating
This is the real deal. A week on the road doing presentations saw me suffering from a series of food atrocities. Straight down to Wise Cicada for the best breakfast in Auckland and then takeaway salads to last me for a couple of days – am now back to full strength and rearing to go back on the road. Hope you guys can all get in behind the snapper campaign to ensure our children have a meaningful fishing experience –….

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1st August 2013
5 star rating
Just love going to Wise Cicada went there today…. very nice food , great service and love shopping for organic food. I love the variety of salads they have..umm yummy. The price is reasonable its a great place for vegan an vegetarians.

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25th December 2012
5 star rating
What amazing food and incredible service! I turned up yesterday and asked what I could purchase for Christmas day lunch and dinner that would suit my vegan parents coming today.

Very helpful young man behind the counter went to the kitchen and the chef came out and spoke with me. She said “let’s make a plan” and we sat down and discussed number of people coming, dietary needs and what she could whip up for me to take away.

So while I indulged in a delicious flat white and a seed cookie (Yum), and my daughter had a very delicious vegan chocolate brownie, Pia cooked up two beautiful dishes for me to takeaway! She even lent me her baking dishes to bring back.

AMAZING service, and so friendly!!! I have already pinched a bit of the scrambled tofu for my own lunch yesterday, to try it out, and because I could not resist. It was so amazing! One of my dietary requirements, was that it would have no garlic or onion. That is an amazing cook that can create an entirely animal product free dish with no garlic and no onion that tastes that amazingly good!!! Thanks guys, you are AWESOME!!!

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5th November 2012
4 star rating
Pro: open till 7pm, free wifi
Con: shop is overpriced, except for some items (much cheaper in other shops)

I love the oasis in Newmarket for its cafe with its organic treats! Unfortunately you can easily miss it as it’s not very inviting from the street. Savoury dishes are wonderful (just 10$!!), salads, coffee, Chai Tea and a sweats (Bliss ball and Muesli slice) are great too. The breakfast buffet is again a bit overpriced for not much variety (could do with some veggies or salads). But everything tastes amazing – and of course the best is that it’s all organic! I was also fascinated by the different kinds of water you could chose from. And the coolest thing is that this place is open until 7pm!

The shop sells some great products but you can get many of them cheaper elsewhere. Some fresh produce and the eggs are good offers.

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12th May 2011
5 star rating
Food is as lovely as the atmosphere. Great variety of vegan and vege dishes. You can do a bit of health food grocery shopping or visit the new age book store after you eat.
Highly recommended for all those of a spiritual, hippy or ‘goodwill to all’ kind of a bent.

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20th October 2010
4 star rating
Wise Cicada is a great place to eat with a happy conscience. Perfect for vegans and vegetarians who don’t want to keep settling for the same meals over and over again. A friend of mine works here and he loves it! A great atmosphere, interesting recipes and friendly staff. I recommend it to all my friends and family.

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1st September 2010
5 star rating
I love Wise Cicada Newmarket. Lovely, caring staff who make you feel special. A great variety of health food plus all the other extras makes it a very interesting place to be.

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29th May 2010
5 star rating
Finally a truly ethical, eco, community minded cafe! Healthy food for people and the planet. Actually it’s the staff that make it such an exceptional place to eat. Everyone is so friendly! I love that you can try a sample of everything and then just pay a fair price for a good organic meal. I recommend the purple kumara soup and the chocolate macadamia macaroons. Come on everybody, step out of the box. Come and support these great people who are daring to do something different!

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15th April 2010
5 star rating
This is a fantastic place to eat. The food is health, delicious and totally vegan, so is also good for the planet and your conscience! Salads, pizza, dips, wraps and the staff are really friendly. It was a bit of a surprise when they told me that there are no set prices, you just pay what you feel the meal is worth. I will be going back regularly.

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5th September 2009
4 star rating
Excellent addition in Newmarket – organic products and cafe.
Helpful and friendly service – very good smoothies and very large range of fresh food for lunch
Is on my “visit frequently ” list

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7th April 2009
4 star rating
Lovely friendly staff and good range of products. Would have given 5/5 if there was more bulk bin stuff available!!

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