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Crave by Neat Places

Crave are a café/social enterprise that give all of their profits back to the community. 

High St to Home: Get the look of Morningside's Crave cafe

A weekend favourite of Auckland suburb Morningside, Crave cafe has a unique vision with an eclectic style to match. 

Morningside for life: How Crave cafe reinvests in its neighbourhood

Alice Webb-Liddall from The Spinoff talks to Crave manager and co-founder Nigel Cottle about the neighbourhood-orientated social enterprise.

Jason F

“I have been frequenting Crave for some time now. The coffee is perfect and very consistent, even on busy days when you can see the barista is under a lot of pressure he still manages to whip up a good coffee. I have noticed a new chef on craves team...

OpenTable 3

“Very impressive and welcoming for dinner with friends, I had been to Crave before as a cafe, but strongly recommend it as a dinner venue too. Excellent food, service and reason for being.”

OpenTable 2

“Great food, great staff, great venue. An oasis in the heart of the city - it's more than a cafe - it's a community”

OpenTable 1

“We were in an upstairs board room and really enjoyed being away from the crowds and being able to catch up with friends”

Crave Café by Denizen

Not for profit endeavours are often shrouded by a double standard — our expectations of what might be offered are lowered by the fact that it’s all for a good cause. 

Suzie M

“Ate at Crave today for the first time. The calamari was delicious and my banana smoothy was yum. I have been here for coffee lots and I usually eat out of the cabinet but now I am looking forward to trying the rest of the menu. Also great vibe everybody...


“Had a function at Crave. The food was wonderful, and just kept coming for our 50 guests. Our chef Andy had great ideas and everything was delicious and plentiful. Fantastic friendly service from Jim, Letitia and Tim. Lovely venue and great coffees. ”

Randal M

“Great cafe, the food and coffee has consistently been top notch! The protein shakes are also great. The decor is art deco mixed with modern, eclectic but it works! Service is excellent. Have been here for an after hours function also and was very impressed. Love your work keep it...

Patrick D

“I love a good salad and these guys have four or five really good ones. The roasted bean salad has a kafir lime dressing and is perfect for a winter lunch. The scrambled eggs with salmon has a bit of cream cheese tossed in which is outstanding. They specialize on...


“My husband and I visit Crave regularly. The food is great and the coffee is the best in Auckland. I love the relaxed industrial styled atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Keep up the good work. ”

Nat G

“Amazing cafe – the food is fantastic, coffee is great and the sweet treats to die for. Have also had their milkshakes… very different – you have to try one ! I find their meals huge and struggle to finish which is a sign of a great brekkie :-) ”


“Vietnamese mussel fritters to die for, fast service. Coffee great and service with a smile ”

Louise T

“Yum yum yum! Great local cafe! Food and coffee is to die for! The big brekkie is huge with crispy bacon and even black pudding if you want it! Their banana smoothie is delicious and staff are happy and keen to help. ”

Kenneth S

“We’ve been regulars at Crave since we moved into the area 18 months ago. I’ve tried coffee all over Auckland, all over NZ and all over the World and I’m telling you, Paul makes the best. Tim is great and their main Chef does superb Creamy Mushrooms. Here's why these...

Katrina W

“I stumbled upon this cafe when out doing some business errands and called to get a takeaway coffee. I was lured into getting a giant cookie as well because they looked so yummy. Best soy mocca I have had in ages and a giant choc-oat cookie that puts all other...

Hannah C

“I have been frequenting this cafe since it first opened a couple of years ago. I have never had a bad hot drink and their potato cakes are to die for! My menu favorite is the BLT, and I would recommend this place to anyone :) ”


“I spent the morning at Crave on Friday catching up with friends. It is great to visit a cafe and not feel ‘chased out’ even if you spend 3 hours there! Great breakfast, helpful staff and wonderful that it caters for gluten free and always has soy milk. Thanks :)...