Herald rating: * * *
Address: Cafe Bliss 268 Ponsonby Rd
We came here because
we had time for a leisurely brunch.
just across the road - we got lucky - but be prepared to walk a bit further than that normally.
We walked in and immediately thought
the red, black and white decor was pretty intense for a morning eatery. Bold-patterned wallpaper and splashes of solid red are not common among the muted tones of Auckland breakfast spots.
The most unusual thing on the menu was
the breakfast salad - a bed of lettuce topped with bacon, poached eggs and a balsamic dressing ($14 without bacon).
the brekkie salad and the eggs benedict with avocado and tomato ($15). Everything was fine without being great, with the exception of the enormous sweet muffin we ordered first ($3.50). It was easily the biggest muffin we have seen, and tasty with it.
The coffee was
The service was
We recommend if you come here
you sit out the front in the sun or, on a cool day, grab a seat in the cosier lounge at the back.
Overall we thought
you will like this place if you like cafes to be shiny and new.