Eat Your Way Through Auckland CBD On A Student Budget

The city of sails is known for a number of things. It’s scenic beauty, friendly people and ofcourse the food culture. The variety of food and cuisine within the city is astounding, right from local stalls to high end award winning restaurants, the city encompasses everything a foodie can dream of.

But, in the eyes of a student, all the fancy dinners seem dim, for extravagant meals come with extravagant bills. So, if you’re a student in the city of Auckland whose hungry for a good meal, these places can be your saving grace.

Kai Eatery

Located on the further end of Queen Street, this small place painted in bright orange is hard to miss. Often seen with a crowd lined up to get their hands on spicy fried chicken or healthy juices and smoothies, this place boasts of a quality comfort meal at the best price. Get yourself a rice bowl, milk tea or even some charcoal fried chicken and you’re guaranteed to leave with a happy belly.

Price for two: 25$ approximately

Location: 1 Rutland street, Auckland CBD

Sal’s Pizza

Looking for a good New York style pizza after a night out or for a night in? Walk right into Sal’s pizza and order yourself a humongous slice of your favourite food. Pepperoni, veggie or plain cheese, whatever is your choice, get it all well under $10 per slice. Just add a baked cheesecake and garlic knots and make it a meal!

Price for two: $30 approximately

Location: 265 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

No. 1 pancake

With a humble stall like appearance, this little pancake shop has been serving some of the best Korean style pancakes in the city since early 2004. Line up and take your pick of the best sweet or savory treats for less than $10. Bacon, chicken, red bean, cinnamon, you can find all your favourite pancake choices under one roof! So the next time you’re around, make sure you grab some freshly made pancakes and you’ll definitely make your way back for more.

Price for two: $20 approximately

Location: Corner Wellesley Street and Lorne Street, Auckland CBD


In the mood for a piping hot bowl of chicken ramen or a wholesome donburi? Mentatz is where you should head to. With a plethora of dishes to offer, you can get a delicious bowl of your favourite Japanese dishes within your budget. Settle down on a table and choose from their soups, noodles, seafood, hot pots and lot more for not more than $10. Pair it with some sake and you’re in for a treat.

Price for two: $20 approximately

Location: Shop no. 2, 49-55, Anzac avenue, Auckland CBD

Revive Café

If you’re one to be conscious of eating healthy food and keeping away from all things unhealthy, drop by this cafe to satiate those hunger pangs. Right from an array of healthy salads, curries, rice bowls and hot pots, everything is healthy with options of vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free too. And while you’re there, give their frittata a try!

Price for two: $30 approximately

Location: 33 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD

Tasteful Bakehouse & Cafe

Good coffee and pies are what you can expect at this cafe. Known for their ‘Piefee’, a treat that has a pie base with hot coffee poured in, this cafe has a good selection of coffees, smoothies, pies and a number of other hot meals for a great price. Settle down with a piefee and a good book or maybe some good company and you’re set.

Price for two: $25 approximately

Location: 349, Karangahape road, Auckland CBD


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