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Little Bird Organics - Ponsonby

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    ( 14 reviews )
Contact 095553278

1A Summer St, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand,

Second location, opened Jan 2014. Menu changes, food is all vegan, except for the use of honey in some items, with many being raw food. Makes smoothies and raw (un)bakery sweets. Seats 46. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, Western

Reviews (14)

First Review by AllyG

Love the sweet stuff! - Edit

No other desserts can top Little Bird's desserts for me. Everytime I crave sweet, I crave Little Bird. My favourites are their espresso cake, raspberry cacao cake and blue berry cake. Also dig their cacao brownie. The espresso cake especially though makes my day everytime. Missing it now! And so happy they are fully vegan too!

Pros: Best desserts ever, Friendly staff, Large range of food

Cons: Pricey

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Absolute favorite restaurant in the entire world - Edit

I love little birds so much, I would fly over to eat there (and I live in Switzerland) ! but everytime i visit beautiful Aotearoa I go there at least twice a day, even more now that there's three locations. The food is beautifully prepared, always incredibly tasty, the presentation is on point, the staff is friendly, the concept is original and the health benefits are there. What more do you want ? A slice of raw cake ? It's ok, it's good for you !

Pros: Creative food, Hearty portions, Three amazing locations

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Lovely lunch - Edit

Last May I had a smoothie, the sprouted bread and a slice of chocolate cheese cake-all really tasty and filling. It was lunch time so pretty busy, but they found me a spot at the big share table and the service was great, the staff were attentive.

Pros: Lots of choice, Healthy options, Good service

Cons: Expensive, Busy

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love at the first bite - Edit

I lived around the corner for a while and sadly only had the chance to have lunch three times. I had the BBQ tempeh, the bird bowl (❤️) and the tacos as well as the buckwheat waffles which are beyond amazing.
Everything is as delicious as can be and all vegan & gluten free

Pros: lovely staff, beautiful location, delicious as can be

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good food, popular place - Edit

Tables were completely full at lunchtime, so I bought a takeaway meal, a Detox Salad, which lasted me two meals. Greens accompanied by small containers of red sauerkraut, pumpkin/sesame seeds and tahini dressing. Desserts available. Some packaged goods and teas for sale.

Pros: healthy food, almost vegan

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Delicious desserts and lunch - Edit

Delicious deserts and breakfast/lunch. I wasn't sure if they would really have sizable lunches since the focus seemed to be on the bakery, but they do. I've had limited experience with raw food, and everything we tried was quite good. It was also quite crowded, which is a good sign.

If you are looking for another option along this stretch or you're hungry after 4pm, try Il Buco, just south down Ponsonby Rd. It's a pizza place selling individual slices, including clearly marked vegan slices.

Pros: Delicious, filling lunches, Great desserts

Cons: Closed for Dinner

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Best cafe in Auckland - Edit

The little bird makes the absolutely best food in Auckland - whether it's cake, slices, smoothies, savoury dishes... Sometimes hard to believe that it's really raw - they've mastered the art of raw cuisine. And now that I have their cookbook I see how much work goes into their creations. Absolutely worth every penny! And the location and design of the cafe is just as great.

The cafe in Ponsonby can be super busy, but even though, they are super quick and the wait is never too long for this amazing food.

They have some cooked meals as well.

Pros: delicious, healthy, raw

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Totally Awesome - Edit

I love the food in this place, it is a consistently high standard with a wide variety of main dishes available, as well as drinks and sweets (sugarless of course). The only problem is it's only open for breakfast, lunch and afternoons, not for evening meals….

Pros: Absolutely top food, beautiful decor, Well situated in central Ponsonby

Cons: sooo crowded, often queues, staff sometimes a bit stressed, a bit of subtle pressure to finish up

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Popular Vegan Lunch Time Restaurant - Edit

Hiding away in a little side street in Ponsonby has not stopped this restaurant from being very popular. May be queues at lunch time. Vegan and mostly raw lunches in Western style. Moderately priced for near city. Caters to eating in or take away. Pleasant decor.

Pros: vegan, raw, pleasant

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Yum! - Edit

A beautiful little place that gets super busy! Make sure you are there earlier than you want to eat as you often need to wait for a table. The food is amazing. There is a menu that stays the same, however, they often have new items available. The best part about Little Bird is the cabinet! Vegan and raw cheesecakes, slices, cake pops and more! The hardest decision is choosing what you will eat from the cabinet - you won't be disappointed with what you choose. Great service from a happy team!

Pros: Amazing Food, Service

Cons: So busy (because it's so good!)

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Simply Fabulous! - Edit

Raw food (bar a few exceptions) that not only tastes amazing but looks absolutely beautiful. The place is always packed so sometimes you have to wait a while for a seat, and may have to share a table with others, but its worth the wait. They have a 'pecking order' for seats so you don't get queue-jumped, and they have takeaway options. The menu items are delicious, and the cabinet food is very enticing. They cover breakfast, brunch and lunch, with the kitchen closing at 3pm and the smoothie station closing at 3.30pm. They change up the cabinet food options continuously so it's worth popping in if you're passing by. They have other items for sale also, such as their 'grawnola', raw crackers, macaroons etc, as well as raw chocolate, teas, agave syrup, Vitamix mixers (on my wish list!) and other assorted items. The staff are friendly and cope with the rush well most of the time. I wouldn't recommend going there if you're in a hurry because the food can take a while to come out of the kitchen, but again, it's worth the wait - filling, delicious, and healthy.

Just be aware, if you are strictly vegan, that some of their menu items have bee pollen or honey in them. If you're unsure or it's not listed on the menu (they usually list ingredients) just ask and I'm sure they'll be happy to help.

Pros: Excellent food, Great, friendly service, Regularly updating cabinet foods

Cons: Sometimes very busy, Potentially long wait times

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Lots of Food to Choose From - Edit

All the cabinet food is gluten free and most of it is vegan, but you do need to ask, because honey is used as a sweetener.
The food is rather pricey ($9 for a small slice of cheesecake, $15 for a takeaway salad) but the food is fresh and healthy.
Its in my neighbourhood, and is always busy and popular.
its not well signed - look for the little bird house on the side of the wall in Summer Street.

Pros: Good choice for treats, Healthy, Mostly vegan and gluten free

Cons: rather pricey, busy - queues out the door

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