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The Melba Cafe, Auckland CBD


Tucked away along Vulcan Lane in mid downtown Auckland is a small and unassuming cafe that has won the hearts of its clients - the Melba. The blend is Arabica, the emphasis of the flavour is thick and rich Latin American and the baristas friendly and cheerful. Vulcan Lane lies next to the High Street precinct but easily accessible from the main strip of Queen Street. I have not had the opportunity of visiting their other branches in Hurstmere Road, Ellerslie and Hardinge Street, but I was captivated by the atmosphere of the Vulcan Lane site. The blend is unique, the relaxation natural and the regulars are seen like family.


Teas, juices, beers and wines are also available if you are not a coffee drinker. Porridge, granola, bagels, pancakes, fritters, hash and omelettes are also served in most of the Melba outlets.



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