Superfood lattes: the vibrant take on the humble hot drink saturating your Instagram feed left, right and centre.
This pimped-out brew seemingly has no rules - anything goes as long as your latte is an electric shade of the colour wheel, and offers the drinker a vitamin hit. A morning health kick and a gram-worthy snap, where do we sign up?
We've scoured the best superfood lattes in Auckland City to uncover our 10 picks of where to dose up this spring.
Sticky Fingers Cafe
1A/59 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland
This unassuming cafe boasts a menu brimming with goodness. Amongst the avo toast and acai bowls you’ll find four Sticky Superfood Lattes. Jam-packed with health benefits, all four are gluten-, dairy-, and caffeine-free - morning rejuvenation has never been so easy. Choose between the blood-cleansing Beetroot, the ultimate energy-boosting Turmeric, the super antioxidant Green Matcha or detoxing Charcoal offering.
326 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland
Greenleaf Organics is a quaint little cafe in Kingsland offering a stylish space to enjoy their fresh, organic, and seasonal menu. Currently starring in the drinks section are a selection of superfood lattes, including Beetroot, Matcha, Chai and Yoga lattes, also known as the Ayurvedic Turmuric Latte. The sweet tooths among us will salivate over the smooth, Mayan Superfood Hot Chocolate, which consists of cacao, maca, mesquite and a delicate lacing of coconut sugar.
♥️BEETROOT LATTE♥️ Yep, you read that right! Beetroot Latte! To join our massively popular Matcha Latte + Yoga Turmeric Latte, we decided to drop the Beet down...and man is it good. A therapeutic mix of organic beetroot, organic blueberry, organic superfoods maca + lucuma, this scarlett beauty is great for keeping blood pressure regulated, healthy blood flow and is even said to enhance athletic performance. Be one of the first people in Auckland and as far as we know, New Zealand to try it at greenleaf organics! Drinks with purpose...that's how we roll.✖️
12 Melrose St, Newmarket, OR 25 Apollo Drive, Rosedale
With an extensive beverage list to entice customers in both the Rosedale and Newmarket area, Sip Kitchen is an ideal spot to get your superfood fix. In addition to their Super Hot Chocolate and ‘Energy Shot,’ consisting of coconut sugar, maca, cacao powder, yerba mate and cayenne pepper, they also present three lattes ready to jolt your body into a health overhaul. Alongside the traditional Turmeric and Matcha is the vibrant Beetroot latte in all its fantastic fuchsia glory.
21 Graham Street, Victoria Street West, CBD
Whether you're taking a break in the charming little cafe, picking up a quick fix on the go or opting for a warm, hearty accompaniment to a wander around Victoria Park – Major Sprout is the place to hit up when in the CBD. Its latte list covers Chai, Matcha, Turmeric and Ginger alongside a broad tea and coffee selection. After something a little cooler? Major Sprout’s got your back with a list of Superfood Smoothies all under $10, healthy living’s never been so easy.
Little Bird Unbakery
Cnr Summer Street & Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby OR 14 Customs Street East, Britomart
The Little Bird Unbakery cafe prides itself on a raw, organic and healthy menu with a delicious twist. Usually renowned for their delightful all-day breakfasts and super nutritious lunches, they also extend their philosophy to their wholesome drinks menu. Superfood magic is sprinkled into all beverages from coffee and hot chocolates to cold pressed juices. Try the beetroot and coconut ‘Turkish Delight’ espresso for antioxidising qualities or kick back with a Reishi Latte and let the dandelion, vanilla, reishi and cacao work their hormone balancing wonders. Those after an extra health burst to their system should try the Turmeric Shot; a shot of freshly squeezed turmeric juice with black pepper.
234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay
Dear Jervois in Hernes Bay offers a dining and drinking experience to remember. With leafy greens and vivacious flowers decorating the walls and the plates in equal measure, this vibrant little cafe is offering life, health and nutrition in abundance. Amidst the Coconut Chai and the Almond Macaroon Green Tea stand the hot latte contributions; from Ginger and Matcha to Turmeric and Beetroot. With an array of nourishing drinks and a menu boasting stacked pancakes, halloumi bagels and breakfast taco’s, we recommend cancelling your morning meeting and settling in for brunch fit for a king.
Misters Real Food
12 Wyndham Street, CBD
This city central hotspot has an organic ethos running through its core, from its recipes to its compostable packaging regime. Not only showcasing a selection of super healthy smoothies, Misters Real Food also offers a turmeric, matcha and organic chai latte selection. Make your beverage to order with a choice of organic dairy products or ditch the dairy for soy, cashew, hazelnut, coconut or almond milk.
The Glasshouse Cafe
7/3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
This North Shore addition is a delicious newcomer to the ever-expanding Auckland cafe scene. Indulge in one of the vivid Superfood lattes in the spring sunshine; the open skylight that is the cafe ceiling creates a sun drenched environment with no risk of wind or rain; (an Auckland essential). Hakanoa Chai, Turmeric, Matcha and Beetroot lattes serve up a delicious rainbow of goodness no matter what the weather.
503 New North Road, Kingsland
Mondays; the hidden gem which is a feast for the eyes from the get go. A quaint little building dripping in lush greenery houses the most innovative and delicious latte’s that Auckland has to offer. Lose yourself in the delicate flavours of beetroot, blueberry, cinnamon and coconut sugar with the Ruby Latte or spice up your life with the immune boosting turmeric Gold Latte. For a fresh French twist try the Herbal Latte, packed with awakening and rejuvenating dandelion for a jump start without the caffeine.
132 Kitchener Road, Milford
Situated by the beach is the modest Little King, a small cafe with a fresh aesthetic combined with a hearty menu and drinks list. Offering a variety of health inducing lattes, from Chai to Ginger, alongside super food smoothies, Little King is the perfect place for a beachside pick me up.