Easily the most amazingly welcoming cafe in Auckland. Marcello's welcome is EPIC.
The team treat their clientele like family, and the menu is divine. In fact, the clientele quickly IS family, because this cafe is so frequented by repeat customers and it is incredible to see how many of Marcello's clientele they refer to by name. Coffee is served double-shot as standard, as it should be.
Personal favourites are the renowned omelettes (with an extensive list of optional fillings), the haloumi, and the benedict. I find myself drawn here often, and I guarantee this place will brighten your day.
I am a regular patron and enjoy my visits from the great welcome to the great coffee, service and food. Consistently a great place for lunch, for business meetings, catchup with friends. Marcello and staff are great hosts and always make me and my guests feel special!
You're not stuck for choices of cafe's in the Ponsonby / Freeman's Bay area, but a cafe such as Marcello's makes you forget about the rest and keep going back. Delightful setting, with great outdoor tables on a sunny day. Delicious food from a varied menu and cabinet, although it's hard to go past their omelette's. Wonderful coffee to go alongside.