Auckland Restaurants

SPQR Cafe & Bar

  • 150 Ponsonby Rd. Map It
  • Ponsonby
  • Italian

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This former motorcycle shop is one of the best places on Ponsonby Road for people-watching. If you want to fit in, wear black and big sunglasses. Should an outside table not be an option, you can sit in the minimalist concrete interior. You can keep your shades on there, too. With the eclectic clientele, the people-watching is just as good inside. The excellent food is largely Italian, and it's known for its thin-crust pizzas. It's also known for the attitude of the staff, who sometimes neglect customers, but the food mostly makes up for service. The bar cranks up as the sun goes down. On weekend mornings, aspiring celebrities and the "love your work set" can be seen having a late breakfast in public. A lot of air-kissing goes on at SPQR, and it is decidedly popular with the gay community.

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150 Ponsonby Rd., Auckland, Auckland, 1011, New Zealand

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Published 08/30/2016


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