About Rocket Kitchen

Say "Rocket Kitchen" to any Aucklander, they'll probably reply with "Cakes". We're proud to say our cakes are legendary and have been the centrepiece for many birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. We've supplied Auckland and beyond with cakes since 1996, but we're more than just a cake shop.

We're a boutique-style cake shop and cafe that takes pride in our range of cakes for all ages, together with our food gift hampers, effortless eating - take home frozen meals and our tasty pantry items. We also provide morning tea and lunch catering to some of Auckland's most well-known companies - and we even deliver. 

Rocket Kitchen also loves to support local community events, teams, groups and initiatives. If you have a community initiative and would like to collaborate with us, please contact us! 

Mt Eden Store

Come to our flagship store at 597 Mt Eden Road. We’re open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We are closed on Sundays.


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.

Walk amongst our cake cabinets and view the full range of tasty delights, from whole cakes which are available to takeaway, to small sweet treats. Try our “Cake Slice of the Day”. 


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

Our History

The Rocket Kitchen storystarts 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 sweet baked goods in Auckland and we still have these same principals today.

Since then, our range has grown from more than just a Carrot Cake. We now have over 30 cakes for you to choose from, all of which are handmade and hand-decorated. You can also choose from our range of small sweet items, which are divine.

P.S. Our carrot cake recipe hasn’t changed since its inception in 1996, and it’s a pretty good cake even if we say so ourselves.

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, cake cabinets you can browse, seating so our customers could come instore 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 sweet and savoury goods across New Zealand to supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and food stores. 

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

You might also spot our cookies in Supermarkets across New Zealand. Our distinctive Rockets, Animal and Gingerbread Men are firm favourites. 


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

We’re open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm. We are closed on Sundays. See you soon!


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