Cafe Romeo – Upper Hutt

Cafe Romeo – Upper Hutt – http://www.localdining.co.nz/romeos/homepage.html

Reviewed by Fi Fi – August 2014

The Place:

You can sit inside or outside and there is plenty of seating.  This place is fully licensed should you want a beer or wine.  There is plenty to entertain the eye here from the vibrant menu on the wall to the notable art on the walls.  This place has a good vibe where it feels like you are in the middle of a busy city instead of out in the burbs.  The coffee is great and full flavoured, I feel they have real barista’s here.  There is a huge variety of food to chose from such as pastries to calamari, although not exactly original the portions are generous, it smells and tastes fresh and I think its pretty much value for money.

The Service:

The service was friendly and speedy.

The presentation:

The dishes both looked amazing.  The sprinkle of parsley tasted great and added much needed colour to the dish.

  • The Benedict and Montreal – good, filling but nothing to write home about.
  • The bread – was okay, not really memorable.
  • The Hash Browns – homemade, tasty, crunchy, very memorable.
  • The eggs – warm and runny, just how I like them.
  • The bacon – was good, plentiful but not amazing.
  • The hollandaise – homemade, thick and creamy without drowning the plate

Would we go again?

Yes, we would go again, just to double check the yumminess of the food.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 7/10.

Taste: 7/10. The taste was fairly average.

Originality: 5/10 – It’s the pretty standard selection of either Salmon, Spinach or Bacon…..Although there are other options like Salmon and scrambled eggs.

Value: 7/10. It’s pretty reasonable here. The Benedict, Montreal and Florentine are all $17 each.  The sides are pretty good ranging from $3 for hollandaise to $5 for extra bacon.

Eggs: (how good they were): 7/10. They were runny and warm.

Overall score: 7/10

98 Main Street, Upper Hutt.

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