BOX Café and Bar

The perfect place to enjoy a pre-show drink or a bite to eat!

Located on the terrace of the Aotea Centre, BOX Café and Bar offers great coffee, delicious sweet and savoury cabinet food and a selection of local and international wines and craft beers. 

Since opening we've built up a great bunch of regulars. Some get their coffee fix on their way to work, others enjoy the free wifi for business meetings - and most come back for Happy Hour!


Our new breakfast menu is now available, Monday to Friday 7.30am – 2pm. Download menu here.


Auckland Writers Festival

This year there are more options than ever to sustain you through the festival at BOX Café and Bar in Aotea Centre and at the Heartland Festival Room in Aotea Square.

Auckland Writers Festival Menu

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Need a function venue?

Overlooking Aotea Square, BOX Café and Bar offers a great outdoor setting for up to 60 guests, and best of all, is FREE to hire, depending on your food and beverage requirements.

We can cater for large groups at BOX Café and Bar with 3 different options:

  • the outdoor space for up to 60 guests
  • the indoor space for up to 30 guests. (this can be opened out to be both an indoor and an outdoor space) 
  • the bar leaner on the Terrace which seats up to 12.

Book a table, book the bar leaner or book the whole place! 

About our food

BOX Café and Bar has a variety of great cafe food available, made fresh daily, from the cabinet.

We have a superb range of sweet treats like macaroons from Ma Cherie. Also, a variety of Gourmet Pizzas are available throughout the day.

We can cater platters for large group bookings, but please pre-order your platters 48 hours before coming. 


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