About Us

Hello, and welcome to Rocket Kitchen. We've been on the food scene in Auckland since 1996 and we're proud to be kiwi owned and operated. We're a cake store x cafe based in the heart of Mt Eden with excellent seasonal cabinet food, great coffee and a selection of legendary sweet treats (including cakes).

We're focused on putting the 'Kitchen' into 'Rocket Kitchen' and want to be an extension of yours. Choose from our range of homemade frozen meals, all made on site, and our fantastic range of frozen desserts and cakes. 

Mt Eden Store

Come to our flagship store at 597 Mt Eden Road. We’re open 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are closed Sunday, Mondays & all Public Holidays. Mask wearing is required unless seated and eating.


We serve Allpress coffee, you can sit in store with us on our plush pink velvet sofas (very Instagrammable) or sit outside and watch the world go by. Our friendly staff are on hand to serve you and make recommendations for our extensive range.

Enjoy something from our daily changing cabinet food, with seasonal salads, sandwiches, wraps and pies. Everything is made on-site by our team of  chefs.

Before you leave, grab a couple of our frozen take-home meals, perfect for to pop in the freezer for days when you just don’t feel like cooking.

Special occasion? Our range of fresh cakes and delicious frozen desserts will be sure to impress your guests. 

Our History

The Rocket Kitchen story starts in a kitchen (as you’d expect) with a good bottle of red wine and a simple mission… to make the best Carrot Cake in Auckland. We were founded by a chef and a baker who wanted to make quality baked goods in Auckland and we still have that same ethos today! Since then, our range has grown and developed into what you see online and in store today. 

Our original store was on Market Road back in 1996. Once we outgrew the site, we move to Ponsonby Road where we remained for many years. In 2018, we decided to move our store to Mt Eden with a new concept in mind; seating so our customers could come in store and enjoy a coffee with us.

During the last 20 years, we’ve also developed a wholesale side of the business, Rocket Foods (formerly known as Rocket Kitchen Wholesale). They supply savoury goods across New Zealand to supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and food stores. We've also acquired majority share holding in Ma Cherie, a supplier of quality frozen sweet products.

We're super thankful for our customers who have supported Rocket Kitchen for over 20 years, we couldn't do it without you!

We offer delivery of everything in our store across Auckland, perfect for sending a gift to someone or having your order sent to you. 

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