Cafe du Parc – Khandallah, Wellington

Cafe du Parc – http://www.cafeduparc.co.nz/

Reviewed by Fi Fi – June 2014

The Place:

The super quaint little cafe is a wee gem almost hidden from view at the foot of Mt Kau Kau in Khandallah.  It’s actually a small cottage that has been converted into an eatery.  They are a kid and dog friendly cafe (with water bowls for your canine friend).  There is loads of cabinet food, a kids menu ranging fro, nachos to a ‘lunch box’ containing sandwiches with fruit and a drink and chips and a biscuit.  There is seating inside and outside.  You can hear the tuis singing in the background. The only thing I would say is that if your party is 6+ people I would consider somewhere else as this place is really small.

The Service:

The service to actually get served was quick and painless.  The coffee’s (which were great and full of flavour) came out fast and were nice and hot.  Our food took a very long time to be served to us, especially considering the place was not very busy.  The staff were pleasant and friendly.

The presentation:

The presentation was good.  The sliver of spring onion was a nice touch and added a zing of colour.

  • The Benedict and the Montreal – were okay but nothing to write home about.
  • The bacon – good amount of bacon.  It was nicely cooked as well.
  • The Salmon – was straight out of the packet.  Still yummy though!
  • The Hash Browns – they looked great but tasted like cold, mashed potatoes with mustard seeds or something in the middle.  They were not very warm.
  • The Ciabatta – too much butter and should have been toasted (or if it was toasted then it didn’t taste like it).
  • The eggs – were okay but were on the cold side.
  • The hollandaise – was okay.

Overall, the food took ages and was fairly bland and cold.

Would we go again?

For the coffee and perhaps a scone or muffin but not for the Bene or Montreal.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 6/10

Taste: 5/10

Originality: 6/10 – The Bene, Florentine and Montreal are quite standard but the Mushies version sounds quite delightful.

Value: 8/10 The Benedict is $15. The Montreal is $16.50.  Or you can get either mushies or the Florentine for $14.50.  The sides range from $2 to $5.  The home made hash browns were $3.50 and the chorizo was $5.

Eggs: (how good they were): 9/10. They were cooked to perfection.

Overall score: 5/10

Woodmancote Road, Khandallah, Wellington

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