Cafe Cuba – Palmerston North

Cafe Cuba – http://www.cafecuba.co.nz/

Reviewed by Karen – April 2014

The Place:

You can sit inside or outside.  There is plenty of counter food as well as a full menu.  It’s right in the heart of Palmerston North and has a really good vibe, inside or out  They know how to cater for kid’s here.  The kids menu ranges from a bowl of cereal to pancakes or eggs on toast.  Reasonable prices for the kids menu.  It’s worth noting a couple of things.  They don’t add on a surcharge for public holidays and on certain days of the week you can roll a dice and if you get a three….you eat for free…..and if you join them on Facebook you could win a $100 dinner voucher.

The Service:

The service was polite, efficient and friendly.  Food came out quickly.

The presentation:

As you can see from the photo – the dish looked appealing.

  • The Benedict – was good
  • The bacon – was cooked well and was delicious, there was a good quantity of it and it was not fatty.
  • The eggs –  were done perfectly, the eggs were runny and warm.
  • The spinach – nicely cooked and good amount of it.
  • The hollandaise – the food was drowned in sauce.  Wished had asked for it on the side.  Would be very surprised if this was homemade.
  • The bread – the toasted focaccia bread was actually a bit too salty for my liking.
  • The Hash browns – I must add that they stacked the hash browns under the eggs which made them soggy….which ruined the hash browns.

Would we go again?

Yes, overall it was enjoyable.  Although, there was actually too much food!

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 5/10

Taste: 6/10

Originality: 4/10

Value: 7/10 $16.70 for the Benedict or Florentine.  $19.50 for the Montreal (which is actually the most expensive Montreal so far…WOW that is expensive…but it does include hash browns I guess).  The spinach cost an extra $2 which is pretty cheap for an ‘add-on’.

Eggs: (how good they were): 7/10

Overall score: 5/10

236 Cuba Street, Palmerston North

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