The Porridger pop-up at Parnell markets is doing holy things to the humble oat. Photo / @theporridger

Where To Find: Auckland's Poshest Porridge For The Ideal Winter Breakfast

Your ultimate round-up for heavenly bowls of comfort this winter

The Porridger
The Porridger has popped up at the Parnell Markets and is doing holy things to the humble oat. We’d go straight for the naughty sounding banoffee porridge with Whittaker's peanut butter chocolate, banana and toffee sauce. 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell

It's hard to go past the house-made crumpets at High St gem Chuffed, but you'll be equally warmed up with their semolina porridge topped with blueberry compote, lemon creme fraiche and macadamia crumb. 43 High St, CBD

Catroux will treat you right with their seasonal fruit porridge. Photo / Supplied

Stewed feijoa, blackberry and nashi pear top this scrummy porridge from this bustling Westmere cafe. Enjoy alongside a healthy pour of runny cream or if you're vegan, swap it for almond milk. 129 West End Road, Westmere 

Little and Friday 
This sweet haven often causes onsite heart palpitations from their irresistible cabinet of towering treats, but if you're after a little less of a sugar rush, try the cardamom and coconut vanilla porridge topped with poached pear43D Eversleigh Rd, Belmont and 11 McColl St, Newmarket

Misters have you covered with two porridge options and is suitable for those gluten and dairy-free diners. Photo @mistersrealfood

If gluten or dairy is the devil, then Mister's brown rice porridge is your salvation. The warming bowl is served with banana, coconut yoghurt, almond crumble and cashew milk. Not enough? It's also drowned in maple syrup. 12 Wyndham St, CBD

Our pals at Bestie Cafe have us consoling our desire for a tropical getaway with their coconut and cardamon rice pudding with mango and kaffir lime. 183 Karanngahape Rd 

Kohi Beach Cafe
Did somebody say butterscotch for breakfast? We are sold on this Kohimarama cafe's butterscotch porridge that's served with hazelnuts. 3 Averill Ave, Kohimarama

The oats are wholesome and organic at Winona Forever. Photo / Supplied

Winona Forever
The oats are wholesome and organic at Winona Forever and served with chia seeds, coconut and almond milk. Top that off with cranberries, organic maple syrup, seasonal fruits, LSA, and an intriguing sounding olive oil lime curd yoghurt. 100 Parnell Rd, Parnell

Welcome Eatery
Every meal that comes out of this slick Grafton joint is pretty much perfection, and their seasonally changed porridge is no exception. We recently found comfort with the steel cut oats served with citrus, preserved quince, pistachio and turmeric and cardamom-infused coconut yoghurt. 181 Grafton Rd, Grafton

Cornwall Park Cafe
Rug up with a blanket overlooking the grounds at Cornwall Park Cafe and order their creamy porridge that comes with juicy sweet poached pear, roasted pecans and coconut sugar. Cornwall Park Pohutukawa Dr, Epsom

Go exotic with the sweet and salty porridge at Mt Albert's L'oeuf. Photo / @l'oeuf

Transport yourself somewhere a little more exotic with this favoured Mt Albert local's take on porridge. 'The Cambodian' is made up of black banana rice, salted coconut cream, kiwi fruit and lychee and peanuts. It's sweet, salty and fruity all at the same time. 4A Owairaka Ave, Mount Albert 

Honey Cafe
Keeping things delightfully simple is this bright Shore-based cafe's porridge with berry compote, banana, honey and toasted seeds. 12 Huron St, Takapuna

This hip Parnell local is well-known for its epic brunch game. Their polenta porridge served with rhubarb and preserved lemon could not sound more elegant. 82 Gladstone Rd, Parnell

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