Herald rating: * * * *
Address: Cnr Bruce & Dixon Sts
We came here because
we were on holiday and in need of sustenance after visiting the local swimming pool.
in the supermarket carpark just across the road. There's also plenty of parking on the street.
We walked in and immediately thought
we can see why this place is busy - it's located in the museum and arts centre, and across the road from the very pretty QEII Park.
The menu is
fairly standard but the cabinet food did indeed entice. We ordered a ham, cheese and tomato croissant, and a spinach, pinenut and feta filo parcel. Both were delicious.
The coffee was
great. So was the hot chocolate, though the tall glass mug with a handle that it came in was a bit over-the-top.
The service was
excellent. The long line of people waiting to place orders quickly disappeared thanks to the very efficient and friendly staff.
arrived about 10 minutes after we sat down.
We recommend if you come here
you sit outside and relax looking over the road to the park. Then wander over for a pedal-boat ride on the lake.
Overall we thought
we'd definitely come back. The food was great and the service better than any we've had at Auckland cafes.