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Cuisine: New Zealand, Plant Based, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Feel good about eating well at Kind, an urban oasis and community centre with a focus on plant-based foods.

The little sister of Crave Cafe, also owned by Cathie and Nigel Cottle, follows the same unique business model which sees 80% of its profits being given back to the Morningside community.

Light and airy are the best words to describe the space, with its canopy of hanging pots, whitewashed walls and enormous windows, and the plates that come out of the kitchen are equally fresh.

Look out for the likes of barbecued jackfruit tostadas and broccolini with smoked peanut butter, as well as more decadent options such as melting camembert bruschetta. Those with special dietary requirements, from gluten free to vegan, are well catered for too.

Designated drivers are in luck. Peruse their list of non-alcoholic distilled cocktails, which draw inspiration from the garden outside with plenty of aromatic floral notes and fresh herbs, while a small but perfectly formed wine list focuses on independent local growers.

For a delicious meal that’s as good for the planet as it is for your body look no further than Kind.

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KIND
16 McDonald St, Morningside
Auckland 1025

Open Hours:
Monday 7am - 4pm
Tuesday - Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm

Phone: 09 8698765

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KIND
Location: Morningside
Cuisine: New Zealand, Plant Based, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $25

Reviews

Amy Tam

My friends and I really enjoyed our meal at Kind in Morningside. We order 4 dishes to share between 3 people and that was plenty.

My favourite would have to be the broccoli served with a delicious smoked peanut butter. The cauliflower was also a winner.

Very friendly service. Wait staff was attentive and kept our water topped up.

Highly recommend!

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Amazing food!! Best plant based tortellini in town

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The team at kind do an amazing job.The cheese platter is large and has 3 types of cheese. We also order the broccoli dish, cauliflower dish and the goats cheese with beetroot. All of the dishes fresh and full of flavor. I highly recommend kind cafe.

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Wow. The zucchini dish was A-mazing, absolutely full of flavour and a large portion as well. Our Waiter was equally as good, only coming to our table to deliver our food and there were no other interruptions- we appreciated this !
He was also very engaging with his knowledge of the ethos of the cafe as well as details of the cafe itself. Beautiful interior and ambience too.

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Pia Ah

Wonderful time at Kind last night. Delicious vegan options with an excellent array of flavours, committees and textures. Staff were great, friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend!

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Really AMAZEBALLS. Used to be vego (10 years ago) for 17 years and fell out of the habit of thinking non-meat food could be filling or satisfying. Totally loved being wrong after gorging ourselves with most of the offerings on the menu. Dessert too. Fab. Will be back!

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Caoimhe Fidgeon

My partner and I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. We ordered three plates, thinking portions might be on the smaller size, but left absolutely stuffed and very happy. The servers and kitchen staff were very accommodating of my food intolerances and incredibly helpful! Quality plant-based food at its best, I’ll definitely be back.

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We really loved our evening at Kind. The food was delicious (I'm not vegetarian or vegan - but I loved it equally!). Although the menu was limited, there was enough of a range to give our party of 4 a nice selection of different types of dishes. Organic wines were good too. We will definitely be going back!

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The food was stunning, and we would definitely return. It was 'simple' made elegant and we all loved our shared meal.

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Aimee Short

Everything was incredible! The staff were friendly, didn't have to wait long at all for food to arrive and when it did it was incredible. Beautifully presented and tasted amazing! Can't wait to return!

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Excellent service.... amazing as food... absolutely loved it. Including the non alcoholic cocktails. I have been a vegetarian most of my life and a very good cook, because of which going out can be a bit of a disappointment as it always feels like someone put together a vegetarian menu as an after thought.... KIND was amazing... with an amazing ambience, well thought of menu, divine food and the best of all they made it share... which is perfect, as good food is always about sharing. LOVED IT.

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Great first impression, so vibrant and welcoming with a homely feel within the hip urban environment. Attentive and informative service and food was served in a very timely manner and presented amazingly. Most importantly everything tasted divine and full of flavour and texture. Drink choices were equally top notch. No complaints from our varied age group (age 21 to 60!) We will be back!

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Lisa Cher

KIND served up an experience that exceeded all expectations. For a plant-based eatery their food was so wholesome and full of flavour that it left us feeling satisfied and already planning to come back for another time.
We picked 5 dishes for 4 people which was a perfect amount and everything was easy to share. The Jackfruit Tostadas and Mushroom Tagliatelle were the unanimous favourites!
We were served by a lovely and very attentive waitress, food all came at the same time and not too long after ordering, our only challenge was figuring out how to fit all those great looking dished on our table!
The atmosphere at kind is very welcoming, lots of light coming through the glass building and ceiling plants made it feel spacious and fresh. It's in a great little developing area of Morningside which I hope only continues to grow.
There is honestly no bad word to mention about KIND, happy to have found another great earth friendly eatery. Next up, to try their lunch menu and desserts!

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Delicious food, we ordered almost everything on the evening menu for 4 people. loved all of them, very hard to choose a favourite but the jackfruit tacos, mozzarella, and the cheese platter was excellent value ! Generous amounts of cheese.
The wait staff were lovely, just the right amount of service, and managed our meals coming out in great time, making sure we were ready for the next ones, and organising the cheese platter last. A small thing, though you'd be surprised with the amount of places that don't think about it at all and just dump it all on you !
The drinks menu was also very creative and unique, We ordered the gin & aloe cocktail, a fresh watermelon juice and the sparkling coconut water.
Staff also displayed a wealth of knowledge about where their coconut water was from.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, although not all of us 'plantbased' eaters, the meat eaters on our table had no complaints.

i have just moved back from Bali and was missing the enormous amount of plant based restaurants they have there. Its great there is finally a place ticking those boxes in Auckland !

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Renate De Sully

Last night three of us went to Kind and loved everything about it. The moment you see the light filled building til the moment you walk out . This is such a wonderful restaurant. We tried 4 dishes and could not decide which one we liked best. The service is outstanding. We definitely will return . Thank you Kind and staff

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The food at KIND was incredible. I usually prefer 'meatier' vegan food, but they just managed to make it so flavoursome. I would highly recommend both their broccolini and their taglietelle. Those were the only dishes i had - if i'd had others, doubtless i'd be similarly enthusiastic about them too.

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Esther Berg

KIND is kind! On the environment, to animals and to us! Visiting with two vegetarians it was great to be able to have anything from the menu, not just your standard token tofu dish. The service was excellent, fast, friendly and efficient and the setting and facilities perfect. I ❤️ KIND

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Fleur Sutton

Drinks and food came out at perfect timings, I recommend trying the jackfruit tostadas. The desserts are also sugar and milk free for a guilt free treat. Great experience!

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KIND is a beautiful restaurant with a simple and effective ethos - be kind to yourself, the neighbourhood, and the earth. The food is varied and filling; our group left feeling very satisfied after sharing 7 or so dishes (the foccacia was particularly delicious). It’s apparent that the restaurant is well connected with the other restaurants in the precinct as they all share some menu items.
There aren’t many restaurants that offer a full vegetarian menu and each of us enjoyed the food, even though we’re not vegetarian or vegan.
I’m looking forward to trying the brunch and breakfast menu!

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Absolutely amazing. Food - we ordered 5 dishes to share between us as Hubby loves a feed and being plant based we were worried he would be hungry with the recommended 3-4 to share. All dishes were generous sizes and easy to share between two of us. We had some salad leftover at the end even which was rather surprising. We had a coffee and delicious peanut butter slice to share which was very yummy. Coffee was really punchy and not burnt at all - best ive had in awhile. Decor - it is a very stunning restaurant. Beautiful hanging baskets with well cared for plants , oversized bulbs, cushions on the bench seats and really nice touches with modern tiles. Staff - very attentive but certainly not overbearing or pushy. Smiles and polite service. Well mannered and accomodating. It was our first time at KIND and we left content and full after a lovely meal. Spent 1.5hrs there and at no point did we feel rushed or unwelcome. As the night set in we even got a wee tealight candle on our table. 10/10. A real credit to the community

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Perfect dinner out. The food is so tasty and prepared just right. The service was really easy and friendly.

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Lovely environment and delicious food!

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Tamsin Lord

Wow! The dishes are made to share - we all chose one dish each. Our favourite was the zucchini spaghetti & meatless balls w/ provencal sauce & cashew parmesan. But - they were all scrumptious. We tried some unusual drinks and a couple of raw cheescakes to share for dessert. The meals were tasty, fresh, unusual and colourful. I can't wait to go back and have the whole dish of zucchini spaghetti to myself and to try all the different dishes on the menu. It is on our way home from work - so I can imagine we will be regulars at KIND. 10/10. What a find!

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As four vegetarians dining out we absolutely loved all the options, and everything we ordered was delicious! And the service was just right. Would happily go back again.

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Really nice food, the mushroom bao were delicious. Lovely service and nice overall experience :)

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William Maher

Great atmosphere and the bread was next level delish!

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I went in with a friend not sure what to expect and we were beyond satisfied with the food. We had the tortellini, tostadas and the zucchini spaghetti and we would rate all 3 dishes 10/10!!The ambience is relaxing and not pretentious in anyway. We were sat outside and the greenery and peaceful environment made the experience my best plant based dinning ever!!
Oh the portions are huge but not overwhelming!!I have to return to try the breakfast.

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Yohanna Najoan

Love this place!
Butternut tortellini is my absolute favourite and if you want to share as appetisers, please get the focaccia bread with butter! It sounds simple but it's delicious!

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Amy Tam

My friends and I really enjoyed our meal at Kind in Morningside. We order 4 dishes to share between 3 people and that was plenty.

My favourite would have to be the broccoli served with a delicious smoked peanut butter. The cauliflower was also a winner.

Very friendly service. Wait staff was attentive and kept our water topped up.

Highly recommend!

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Kelsey Moller

As always, Kind is my favourite place to eat! The service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the food - wow the food! The portions are generous and perfect for sharing, and each item on the menu is light, fresh and deliciously creative. Will be back!!

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Thanks to First Table we have now discovered this gem! Great vegetarian and vegan options, every plate that came to our table was delicious, attractive and full of creativity. We will be back....

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Had such a lovely dinner - I'm not a vegetarian but try to cut meat out a few days a week. This place makes that so easy!
We ordered 3 dishes, the Camembert Bruschetta, Jackfruit Tostada and the Whipped Goats Cheese, all three were divine.
I thought the portions were of a very decent size as well - so full when we left (cheese overdose probably... ;))

Staff is so friendly and lovely and I LOVED the decor, so nice and green - truly gives you a happy feel!

Will 100% be back!

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TONI BETHWAITE

Lovely fresh food with beautiful ambiance ❤

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The food was delicious, we will be back. Even my meat lover husband loved the plant based dinner.

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May Leigh

Beautiful restaurant with interesting and tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes. If you’re vegetarian or vegan curious you need to try Kind.

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Much better than we'd expected! We were initially a little unsure but had decided to try out KIND and were delighted by the quality and amount of the food we received. We plan to return!

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Steph Noble

Yummy large portions - good service and tasty wine. Thanks for having us!

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Monique Radford

Everything about Kind is delicious. The food. The service. The gorgeous decor.

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Linda Lam

My first time eating at a vegan eatery, and oh my was I blown away by the delicious food! The risotto is a must try. Would definitely come back again.

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Ira Zema

It hasn't been long since we got back in town. We had seen KIND. and thought it looked interesting and it wasn't until our friend recommended us to have dinner over there. We shared 3 mains and had some plant based drinks. Everything was delicious and, for someone like me who is rather experienced with gourmet vegan and plant based food, was great to actually try new amazing combination of flavours. The jackfruit tostadas were beautiful. As for the service, they had our table ready and the person who looked after us was very nice and helpful.

Our only recommendation would be to have more options for dessert! we love raw vegan cheesecakes but had quite a lot in our lives to be keen on trying something different!

Still it feels good to contribute to their vision for the/our neighbourhood which we very much share. Greener is better. We'll be back!

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Stella Jeon

Amaaaaazing food, service was perfect and attentive too. Try the jackfruit tostadas, still thinking about them!

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Crisley Gomes

Loved the atmosphere, great service and the food was amazing. Highly recommended.

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Melissa Tapp

Awesome food! Dinner menu was quite pricey.

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Tasty, fresh and healthy food. Generous portions and quite filling. Quiet and chilled atmosphere for a Saturday night. Excellent service. Will definitely repeat!

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Aimee Short

An amazing evening dining at Kind. Super friendly and professionally staff. The food was so tasty and beautifully presented. Cannot wait to return!

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Amelia Bell

Delicious food and great relaxed service!

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Amazing food!! Best plant based tortellini in town

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The team at kind do an amazing job.The cheese platter is large and has 3 types of cheese. We also order the broccoli dish, cauliflower dish and the goats cheese with beetroot. All of the dishes fresh and full of flavor. I highly recommend kind cafe.

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Daniel Vozinidis

Great food and great service. Highly recommend

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Saffron Laurence-Bade

We had such a great time at Kind last Saturday night. It was my two kids and I - we shared the tostadas, butternut tortellini and zucchini spaghetti. The butternut tortellini (which was actually recommended by our amazing waiter) was incredible and the favourite of the night. All dishes were delicious though. My kids had a slice of cake each for dessert and loved them. The setting and vibe is great and service was outstanding. We’ll definitely be back!

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Great atmosphere and menu selection. Food is pricy for a vegetarian menu however the drink prices are reasonable!

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Very good, as ever. This time I was there with my mother, who is a particularly discerning diner. One thing she did pick up on (which I hadn't noticed previously) was that the food is served a little bit lukewarm. It doesn't really detract from the taste, but it does make one wonder whether they mean to serve it like that.

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Liz Fagerlund

The food was great - we enjoyed all our dishes, but our favourite was the cauliflower with miso - delicious!

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Sophie Pepperell

Such a beautiful place to dine and all of the food was glorious! Highly recommend the ripped focaccia and pasta dishes. Restaurant wasn't too busy or loud so a really nice place to have conversation over dinner.

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Wow. The zucchini dish was A-mazing, absolutely full of flavour and a large portion as well. Our Waiter was equally as good, only coming to our table to deliver our food and there were no other interruptions- we appreciated this !
He was also very engaging with his knowledge of the ethos of the cafe as well as details of the cafe itself. Beautiful interior and ambience too.

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Shem Baua

Great food and service. We loved the vegan and vegetarian offerings - especially the focaccia, definitely a must try. We'll definitely be back!

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Amazing food and service!

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Aimee Short

An amazing experience! Food was presented beautifully and tasted delicious, it was hard to pick a favourite from the dishes. Staff were lovely, super polite and professional, can't wait to go back!

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Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant & food was great.

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The service was excellent, but the food was not I expected.

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Pia Ah

Wonderful time at Kind last night. Delicious vegan options with an excellent array of flavours, committees and textures. Staff were great, friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend!

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Kelly Hartnett-Newlands

The food at Kind was phenomenal! It is beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and great. I couldn’t recommend Kind highly enough

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Great food!

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Incredible vegan food and a lovely atmosphere! Would highly recommend

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Really AMAZEBALLS. Used to be vego (10 years ago) for 17 years and fell out of the habit of thinking non-meat food could be filling or satisfying. Totally loved being wrong after gorging ourselves with most of the offerings on the menu. Dessert too. Fab. Will be back!

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This is simply a marvelous restaurant. We tried the pea and capsicum risotto for the first time last night, and it was divine. Their broccolini dish is also a masterpiece. For anyone who loves vegetables (as I do), you can't really do a lot better than Kind.

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Caoimhe Fidgeon

My partner and I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. We ordered three plates, thinking portions might be on the smaller size, but left absolutely stuffed and very happy. The servers and kitchen staff were very accommodating of my food intolerances and incredibly helpful! Quality plant-based food at its best, I’ll definitely be back.

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William Maher

Awesome atmosphere. Staff were polite and prompt. The food was exceptional. All round great place.

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Lee Cook

Nice food, nice service and nice environment

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