Where to find Auckland's BEST grilled cheeses

One of the best cures for a bad day, a hangover, a breakup, or just because, is a damn good grilled cheese. You'd be kidding yourself if you said your cheese craving isn't always hidden deep down somewhere, so when you do decide to indulge, make sure you do it right at one of these awesome Auckland eateries.


1. Fort Greene

We’re starting off this list strong with one of the absolute champions of the humble sandwich, Fort Greene, and rest assured their grilled cheese is no exception. Right all wrongs in your life with not one, but FOUR cheeses on house bread with pickles. Omnomnom.

22 St. Kevin's Arcade, Karangahape Road. 


2. Greedy Guts

Feel a little bit more ‘health is wealth’ with the addition of grilled cauliflower to this mixed grain sarnie with cheese, mayo and mustard. Your lunchtime stroll in the CBD just got a whole lot better with Greedy Guts.

44 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD


3. The Fed 

Truffle ‘n’ cheese? Yes please!! The Federal Delicatessen has lushed up the grilled cheese to moreish perfection, with Gruyere, Swiss and cheese curds with truffle salt. Yes, Fed, yes!!

86 Federal Street, Auckland CBD  


4. Fred’s

Think crunchy, think oozy, think I MUST EAT THIS. Down it with a coffee and start your day at Fred's with no regrets.

181 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby


5. Champ

The fine folks at Champ, Newmarket, have vamped up this classic sealed triangular sarnie with Gruyere Suisse, truffled butter, mustard, onion and chives. Yes, oh yes!!

17a Remuera Rd, Newmarket


6. The Dairy

How could a grilled cheese not be top notch at the place where dairy is done best?

Ponsonby Central, 7 Richmond Road, Ponsonby.


7. La Cigale

If you haven’t been to Auckland’s famous French-focused La Cigale markets, well, you should. Just go. While you’re there, explore entire menus of fresh cheesey goodness, including their stellar grilled cheeses.

Weekends only!

69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell


Takutai Square, Britomart CBD


8. The Annex, Waiheke

If you’ve headed over to the island of wine to imbibe for the day and you’ve had too many wine tastings and not quite enough food, The Annex can come to your rescue. Grilled cheese between slices of organic sourdough and a side of chutney is the perfect addition to your wine tasting journey.

10 Putiki Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island. 


9. Guerrilla Grill

The lines at this food truck are always enormous, but with good reason. Guerilla Grill’s 3 cheese blend is 100% worth the wait!

This Land Rover roams across multiple locations, check out their site for where you can find them next.


10. Bestie

Quince jelly and spring onions add the perfect pop to the gooey aged cheddar Towpath Cheese Toastie. Gorge on this amongst beaut greenery while enjoying views of the Sky Tower from famous St Kevin’s Arcade.

Shop 13, St Kevins Arcade, 183 Karangahape Road


Go forth and make all of your grilled cheese dreams come true!