"The Place to be for Excellent Coffee, Fine Food and Amazing Art"

Metro Café opened in 2016, along with Metro Gallery, New Zealand's First Photographers Art Gallery on Hobson Street, Auckland CBD.


After a century in which generations of photographers patiently waited until they were 'good' enough to feature at an art gallery, it was time to give these photographers a place to showcase their piece of art.


Developed, owned, and led by Darryl Carey (Photographer, specialising in sports, architectural and landscapes) and Amy Liu (Dietitian, specialising in chronic condition treatment and prevention), Metro Café and Metro Gallery takes the best of both world and designed a large modern art gallery, occupying 160m2 symmetrical space with 10 walls for rent ranging from 11m2 to 17m2 per wall.  In the middle of the gallery is a large double custom made bamboo table with 12 seats and changing light bulbs to modify the atmosphere to ensure warmth, comfort, authenticity, conviviality, and lack of pretense. Awesomeness is the essence of the Metro Gallery experience, whilst providing an opportunity for upcoming photographers in New Zealand to showcase in a large and modern art gallery based in Auckland Central. 


The timeless and clean (white subway matt tile) appeal of Metro Café makes it a perfect spot any time of day: whether it’s for a light snack, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a special occasion.  Metro Café is situated off Hobson Street with a large commercial kitchen providing an around-the-counter connection like one feels in the store; serving award winning coffee using a ‘flaming red’ best of the best, La Marzocco coffee machine and food catering for all your preferred or required needs. 


Since opening, we are already well-known for our homemade Cornish Pasties, Gourmet sandwiches, Custom made cakes and the yummy bliss energy balls.  So check it out for yourself.