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Auckland eateries out of the city that are perfect for a long lunch

By Kathryn Chung

Auckland eateries out of the city that are perfect for a long lunch
Cruise up the coast or head to the countryside for the ultimate lunch away from the city. 

Looking for a weekend escape? We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to the best country cafes in Auckland.

Sawmill Brewery

Photo by Jo Currie

Escape north to Matakana and enjoy a long, leisurely Sunday at the Sawmill Brewery’s family-friendly in-house gastro-pub, the Smoko Room.

1004 Leigh Road, Matakana

The Farmer’s Daughter

Omaha’s gorgeous seaside restaurant boasts stunning views and a menu with a sustainable focus.

329 Omaha Flats Road, Point Wells

The Farmhouse

Enjoy organic Kokako coffee and honest, seasonal fare in The Farmhouse’s charming little villa that overlooks the Clevedon countryside.

400 Papakura-Clevedon Road, Clevedon


Albany’s beloved neighbourhood eatery celebrates the district’s fruit-growing roots with a menu full of simple and delicious flavour combinations.

4 Appian Way, Albany

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