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Safran Cafe Restaurant

71 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-520 5664
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (14 reviews)
“mushroom rice” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
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European, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
71 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really well run place with excellent food - I just like when the owner is on the floor - and these guys lead from the front and it shows with the rest of the staff working as hard as they do. The food is excellent...More

Thank Hugh L
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This is most likely the most consistently good restaurant I frequent. I have never had a less than great meal in over 5 years. In fact I’ve been coming for far longer. The mushroom risotto is divine, they do a vegan option too. The lunch...More

Thank Laureen7
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Went for dinner with a couple of friends. The ambiance was good and the service too. The menu offered something different especially in the dessert listing. Food was nice. However, I had some aftertaste of the Smoke Salmon.

Thank Peterson R
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I have been here multiple times while on work trips and always order the lamb salad - it’s amazing! Service great, friendly and prompt. Will be back!

Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Nice ambience, service good, menu looks and reads well - BUT.\ Food was pretty average, nothing special and nothing that I could not have cooked better and tasted better at home. Prices are middle of the range, but considering the rather bland food, could be...More

Thank guy_pierce
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Late afternoon snack was very enjoyable. Very sweet service, the potatoe tapas was very well served and a generous portion of very tasty food

Thank Q2272BZpeterb
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Safran is my regular and it wouldn’t be my regular if it was not consistently good. I had a great omelette with mushrooms and bacon- delicious. Plus a side of bacon as you need to make it clear to the waitress if you want the...More

Thank John491
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The fish special was terrific with a cream sauce, lemon and mash potatoes. Delightful and attentive service by several staff. Never left alone and water glass full. Wifi available and patio service on a Friday night was very pleasant.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had the best breakfast - eggs benedict and french toast. Both our meals were prepared perfectly. Coffees were delicious. Loved this meal so much, we went back for dinner that evening. We had mushroom risotto and strip steak and fries. Again, perfection. Met one...More

Thank DowntownGBrown
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We went to Safran by accident, but that turned out to be our best food experience so far in Auckland. We had a variaty of tapas, and all dishes were fantastic! Generous portions, and full of great flavours. The waitresees were super service minded, and...More

Thank Jo-Inge F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-520 5664
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