Thyme Cafe – http://thymecafe.co.nz/
Reviewed by Karen – May 2014
This pace is a little gem. It’s merely a few miles from the hub-bub of the city, and yet feels like you are literally in the middle of nowhere. The picturesque country surroundings are a great way to relax and dine at the same time. A real cute place in rural south Christchurch. The coffee was delicious. There was a tempting range of counter food….to the point where it almost persuaded me to buckle from my usual Bene order. Luckily, the urge for Bene shone through and I ordered true desired meal.
The service was speedy, friendly and helpful.
Just look at the photo. Yummy, through and through! The slivering of spring onion and touch of cracked pepper add some nice colour and contrast to the plate.
- The Benedict – was spot on.
- The bacon – seemed home cured and had a delicious flavour, it was thick and cooked perfectly.
- The eggs – runny and perfect.
- The Turkish bread – lightly toasted and good!
- The hollandaise – was home made and some of the best I have ever had, and the dish was not drowning in it (which I like).
- The spinach – was okay, but a very small quantity.
Would we go again?
Yes, and I would order the Bene again.
Style: Classic 7/10. Although it just looks great!
Taste: 8/10 Yummy!
Originality: 5/10 – They do cater for the Benedict, Montreal or Florentine addicts or you can build your own and have a combo.
Value: 7/10 The Benedict and Florentine were $17 each. The Montreal (or Royale) was $19. You add about $2-3 for sides such as spinach
Eggs: (how good they were): 8/10. They were runny and perfect.
Overall score: 8/10
597 Springs Road, Prebbleton Village, Prebbleton, Christchurch