Thyme Cafe – Prebbleton, Christchurch

Thyme Cafe – http://thymecafe.co.nz/

Reviewed by Karen – May 2014

The Place:

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:

The service was speedy, friendly and helpful.

The presentation:

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.

Scorecard:

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

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