Herald Rating: 3/5
Address: 447 Mt Eden Rd

We came here because

we had a couple of decades-worth of clowning around to catch up on.

Parking was

fairly hard to come by on a busy Saturday, but luckily Circus Circus has some dedicated parking at the rear.


We walked in and immediately thought

the red and gold decor was perfect for the theme and the clown statues hanging from the ceiling and at the door were great.

The most unusual thing on the menu was

not relevant here, all fairly standard fare.

We ordered

scrambled eggs with avocado salsa, served on toasted mixed grain bread ($15.90) and courgette and ricotta fritters with a mixed salad and topped with avocado salsa ($16.90), both judged to hit the spot.

The service was

friendly enough, although they were flat out.

The coffee was

slow to arrive but good.

We recommend if you come here

go through to one of the rear rooms which are more spacious.

Overall we thought

Circus Circus a fine cafe, though more could be made of the theme on the menu.