Cafe Romeo – Upper Hutt – http://www.localdining.co.nz/romeos/homepage.html
Reviewed by Fi Fi – August 2014
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 was friendly and speedy.
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.
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.