Take a table on the sidewalk for a breakfast or brunch that will set you up for the day. Classics such as eggs Benedict and boiled eggs with "toast soldiers" (strips of toasted bread for dipping) are done just right, and the coffee is great. While not the strip's trendiest, this joint has its regulars, so there's sometimes a wait for a table. This is also a good place for a well-priced lunch, with a small blackboard menu offering salads, pasta, and steak sandwiches.
193 Parnell Rd., Auckland, Auckland, 1052, New Zealand