Our Story


We take wholesome recipes, quality ingredients and an abundance of passion… and turn them into memorable moments. It’s the kind of good we’ve been sharing in New Zealand since 1994…

Nothing beats freshly baked food or coffee made using the freshest beans. That’s why every Muffin Break has its own kitchen, baking throughout the day, so everything we serve is as good as it can be.

Good Food. Good Coffee. Good Times.

It’s what we’re all about.

Our Family

We’re a family owned and operated business. Each of our stores is locally owned and operated by our franchisees who are proud of the communities they serve and love nothing more than to see you leave with a smile on your face.

The Muffin Break Story

From a little Canadian shop trying to make a name for itself back in the 1980s to what you see today, Muffin Break New Zealand over the last 20+ years has been passionately doing what it does best – giving people a place to enjoy fresh coffee, delicious food and great service with friends.

Muffin Break New Zealand began in 1994 with our first cafe in Auckland. It was here where it refined its range to include a local twist.

Since then Muffin Break New Zealand’s famous award-winning signature blend coffee, and freshly baked and prepared range can now be found right across New Zealand.

Our overseas footprint continues to grow in Australia and the United Kingdom, taking our total store count over 300 internationally.

Muffin Break in Australia first opened its doors in Coolangatta, Queensland in 1989.

Since opening over 28 years ago, customers far and wide flocked to the new "muffin shop" to try our delicious range of muffin flavours!

Our baristas freshly grind every cup to ensure you’re only ever brewed the finest aromatic coffee.

Bakers are up at 4am daily to carefully craft the first batch of muffins for the morning.

Muffin Break has changed throughout the years but it is still the home of great muffins and coffee!

Happiness is Handmade

Good Ingredients

At Muffin Break we’re all about fresh and always have been. We work hard to carefully select and source the freshest ingredients and the finest coffee beans, giving you all the more reason to enjoy every last mouthful, and every last drop.

Good Products

We bake daily in all of our stores and freshly grind your coffee to order. Our kitchens may be pocket-size but they’re expertly designed giving us the capacity to hand make all of your favourites and something a little special each and every day.

Good People

Our bakers are hard at work from 4am daily ensuring freshly baked muffins are out of the oven before you arrive as well as preparing other savoury delights such as our classic bacon and egg roll and famous handmade carrot cake.