Auckland: Crave

Its been a wee while since I have managed to devour the populating Auckland food scene. Looking through my list of bookmarked eateries, Sunday called for brunch. Removing myself from the usual spots in the city we tried Crave in Morningside.

Situated in a pretty quiet spot, the site itself was light and airy with tall ceilings and is a lot larger than the pictures presented. Extremely busy upon arriving, we added our names to the list, and as accurately estimated by the host the wait was only around 15mins for a table.

Between the four of us eating, there were a few hits and misses. Upon being served, two of us received our meals before the other two with about a 3min wait between dishes served which is always a tad awkward watching other people eat before yours is served.


Almost after always ordering the Mushroom on Toast dish today wasn’t too far from the norm by choosing the Fungi from the menu. Instead of your standard toast option, it was served on a delicious kumara and feta cake, however the herb garlic cream was very lack lustre. It didn’t give me that feeling that I wanted more and really missed that umph and body and was fairly under seasoned. It’s a shame because the concept was there and presentation was a beaut. If I could make one recommendation, please serve it on a plate and not a bowl, it’s frustrating to try scoop the last few bits with a fork and knife.

Benediction w/bacon

The rest of the dining party were happily pleased with their tasty meals, with each dish having a modern switch up to your classic eggs bene and scrambled eggs. We agreed it would have been great to have a slice of toast or a hash served with the Cottled Egg just to tie the dish together.

Don’t be an egg – Cottled w/Avo
The Rossmay Special

Otherwise overall the service was on point and friendly topping off a satisfied feeling upon leaving.


Food: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Value for money: Very Good


Opening Hours:

Mon-Weds: 7am-5pm

Thurs-Sat: 7am-late

Sun: 7am-4pm

6 Morningside Dr, Morningside

Crave Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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