If you wonder what can $5 buy you in these inflates times in Auckland, have a re think, probably you have not been lucky to have a look at this little hidden gem of Auckland streets. A good selection of pancakes, and vegetarian too, yes you hear me right, vegetarian, without even eggs, in the heart of Auckland Queen street, well actually just a 50 m away from queen street - corner of Lorne Street....just opposite the Auckland libraries. Try at least once if you haven't so far, bacon and cheese, beef and cheese, DOUBLE CHEESE, cheese and vege, chocolate ( for the sweet toothers) and what not.
There seems to be a whole chain of 'Hollywood Bakery & Espresso' in Auckland. During the several days I spent in the 'City of Sails' I always went to its Wyndham Street branch for breakfast, since it was near my accomodation. A very casual place, but airy and with early opening hours (it also closes already late afternoon). The young ladies there - all ethnic Asians - were very friendly and welcomed me with a smile everytime I returned.