Marcello's Caffe, Freemans Bay

By Sue Baxalle

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Herald Rating: 4/5
Address: 28 College Hill

Marcello's Caffe. Photo / Steven McNicholl
Marcello's Caffe. Photo / Steven McNicholl

We came here because it had caught my eye as I'd driven past but I'd never managed to pay a visit.

Parking was a bit tricky but after a couple of trips around the block we found a two-hour parking spot.

We walked in and immediately thought the cafe small and sunny. The greeting as soon as we walked in was just as sunny.

The most unusual thing on the menu was the omelette menu. While the main menu was fairly standard, the card menu devoted to a wide variety of omelette fillings pretty much summed up what Marcello's speciality is.

We ordered omelettes, as Marcello quite rightly described them as "yummy". At $13.80 for cheese omelettes with four filling choices, I went for red peppers, bacon, mushrooms and basil pesto while Leanne opted for red onion, bacon, tomato pesto and spinach. Then a ever-so-pretty decorated cupcake ($4) and mini afghan morsel topped with icing and a jaffa ($2.20) rounded the outing off nicely.

The service was the best we've had in a long time. From Marcello's incredibly friendly and warm welcome to the cheerful service from the barista, it was perfect.

The coffee was just right.

We recommend if you come here you try some of the homemade baking if you still have room after your meal. Or just come for coffee and cake.

Overall we thought Marcello's is definitely worth a return visit just for the atmosphere.

- NZ Herald

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