Local Savings

Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Merge Cafe & Bar 453 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, North Island, New Zealand

A cooked lunch for just $3.50 is possible even in the city! Run by the Lifewise Trust, this cafe also benefits the homeless amongst other causes, so as well as getting a cheap lunch, you also get to do your bit to help others. The menu changes daily and has both cooked lunches and cabinet options as well as serving breakfast. Personally, given the low, low price, I always pay for another lunch for someone who can't afford to purchase their own. I would implore others to do the same and keep this wonderful cafe going.

Charming staff and great people - they really are a delight and since it helps such a great cause (and the food is tasty too) I won't hesitate to spread the word about this hidden gem.

Contributed by: Vikki B, 13 Dec 2011