Frasers Cafe is a rustic nook in the corner that’s very popular with the locals in Mt. Eden, Auckland. My sister is a huge fan of their breakfast and just before I was due to fly back to Malaysia, she brought me there to check it out.
It reminds me a lot of the little al fresco cafes in Melbourne, with pretty similar choices.
I went for a nice bowl of hot chocolate with marshmallows on the side. I’m just decadent that way, bowls > mugs any day. 😉
This is my Eggs Benedict with bacon (NZD 17.90). Just look at the poached egg – pregnant with possibilities (well, egg yolks at any rate), the juicy strips of bacon and the generous topping of warm Hollandaise sauce. It tasted marvelous, with the runny yolk and butter permeating every single bite.
My dad went for the healthier option of French Toast served with fresh fruit and mixed berry maple compote (NZD 17.50). It comes with fresh fruits on the side and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. I thought this was pretty good too.
This is the Pancake Stack with banana, crispy bacon, maple syrup and berry compote (NZD 17.90) that my sis had for breakfast. I think the home made blackberry and blueberry compote (Google says this means fruit stewed or cooked in syrup) is the best part about this dish. A dab of that on a piece of warm pancake with a slice of bacon tasted divine. Sweet and savory.
Alvin had the more subdued Frasers Omelette of potato, capsicum, tomato and mozzarella served with onion jam (NZD 16.80). The omelet was good but what made this special is the “onion jam” which tasted sweet. Nice!
Frasers is a nice place for a huge cooked breakfast. I recommend you sit inside during autumn so your food doesn’t get cold as soon as it’s served. It can be a bit packed, but service is quick and efficient.
…now tell me this doesn’t look good. =D
32 thoughts on “Frasers Cafe @ Mt Eden”
i wanna go to nz!!
Dude, no fair making us hungry for food which is not available in Malaysia!
There’s nothing I like more than eggs benedict for breakfast!
Malaysia where serves the best? I heard La Bodega is good.
yeah the best breakfast in msia would prolly be at la bodega, their eggs are almost always perfectly done but prolly nothing compared to this lol.
Heh, eggs benedict bro – it’s hollandaise sauce not melted cheese.
debbie: Yeah, you should go if you have time! It’s a nice place…the air is fresh, the weather is cool (except for winter, that’ll be freezing), and it’s a very chill place to be. 🙂
Marcky: Heh! Well, it is available in Malaysia, but it’s just not done the same way. Hmm…I’ve never tried the eggs benedict in La Bodega, so I can’t comment on that, but then again I’ve never had a good eggs benedict here, despite it being very easy to do (they have this nifty egg poaching thing now so you can’t go wrong). 🙂
ewen: I usually have the Big Breakfast when I go to La Bodega for breakfast. Yup, agree on their eggs, they do it right but I haven’t had poached eggs there though – usually go omelet or sunny side up. 🙂
ShaolinTiger: Alas…I wrote this at 6 am in the morning. Haha! Thanks for the correction mate, will change it later.
It tastes like cheese though. 🙂
You’re killing me with the hot choc and the eggs benedict! I love the eggs benedict and the hollandaise sauce that goes with it. I wanna keeeeel you! Lol.
Ah, everything look so nice and healthy! Quite the opposite from Malaysian breakfast. Heck, I just had an oily lunch. Lol.
eiling: Haha! We can go someplace to eat eggs benedict! 🙂
…and hot chocolate of course! =D
chefmel: Heh! I doubt it’s that healthy considering it’s real bacon but it’s still good! =D
i love eggs benedict!
pregnant with possibilities hahaha
Reminds me of the egg benedict I had in Hong Kong.
aud: Haha! Yeah, I love them too. A poached egg done right is pregnant with possibilities. =D
Simon Seow: Interesting! Looks good. 🙂
If you’re not accessible, how can you serve your rakyat? Learn from the opposition.
Doood, yu take 1st rply from MP on her mistake as engagement? Dey cannot be seen to do wrong, so u were used.
status quo, as yu say, they do much better. mebe yu just dont follow. like @khairykj and @mpkotabelud. If yu read there twits, yu tell me thas not engagement.
Yr reply person miss wong only wan to engage when is her cronys or talk borin shit about no plastic fukin bag. unker LKS goin senaile. opposition only hope of decent engagements with rakyat is tonypua
Azhar: Nope, I don’t follow the others coz they are not aligned with my political views. I’ve been voting this way all the while. Anyway, my blog is politics free, so further comments will not be attended to. No offense. 😉
wowie wow wow greatest breakfast i ever saw!
Even when opposition reply b4, or say sumthin to make yu think they have —->yu believe. LOLOLOLOL
Lastings impression dese opposition oportunists have huh, on yr way of voting?
Suckr born every minut. Yr parents have tastes in leaders, thanks God.
WEEN: Coz it’s Anglo-Saxon? 😉
I like the food in Aussie/NZ too. Especially breakfast. They do great cooked breakfasts. Proper breakfasts. 🙂
i wan that omelette – something sweet not really suit my appetite now
HB, breakfast sure look good. I having hard time finding British Breakfasts in San Francisco. Cumberland Sausages and Blood Sausages none in city stores need to order online. Got Banger which is very good. Egg Benedicts have in many restaurants but other no.
ahh… im sure to try out that cafe when i visit NZ during winter.
Aiyo, looks so yum!
I think I’ve actually eaten there when I visited some years back!
Food looks good.
Also judging from the first pic, it looks like the place to have a good mother/daughter discussion. err captions anyone??
“don’t talk to me that way young lady”
“your paying for this coffee aren’t you?”
“your father and I are moving to Australia what do you think?”
“I think that asian guy is taking a photo of you”
“your 35 and still living at home, it’s time you got your own place”
hahaha.. i like that comment : poached egg – pregnant with possibilities..
and for once , you can scream, IT WASN’T ME!
hitomi: The Eggs Benedict is pretty good too! It’s savory. 🙂
Michael (MIke): Interesting! I’ve never been to San Francisco, always wanted to head to the US…perhaps next year! 🙂
chrisblitx: Yup, it’s pretty good. Frasers is at Mt. Eden, quite a distance from Auckland city proper though. 🙂
Niki Cheong: Nice! I also like the al fresco pubs scattered around…had a couple of pints from the tap of the local beer. 🙂
Jeff: “You are NOT marrying that good for nothing boy”
Heh! I can’t think of any good captions now, you’ve got all the good ones listed down already. 🙂
ciki: HAHAHA! OMG, it took me a while to get that. Love you sense of humor. =D
omg update your blog. i cant stand looking at this food. all i got for breakfast is malt-o-meal.
WEEN: Just did! 🙂
Was caught up with a ton of work. Well, maybe not a ton. Half a ton perhaps. 😉
OMG OMG OMG THE PANCAKES! nom nom nom! So cute! its so lovely! :(:( I love pancakes T_________T
*stare at the screen(pancake) for few more minutes*
veen dee: Hello Veen Dee! =D
Yeah, the presentation is pretty basic but still looks good eh? 🙂
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I have been to Frasers and it is a wonderful experience. Does anyone know if a person can get a gift certificate from them? We have family living in Mt. Eden and frequent Frasers on a regular basis and would like to send a surprise.
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The coffee is really good there. The cafe a few doors down is great as well.