Flavia’s Bistro – Palmerston North

Flavia’s Bistro – https://www.zomato.com/palmerston-north/flavias-cafe-restaurant-palmerston-north-palmerston-north-central

Reviewed by Karen – August 2014

 The Place:

This place is quite cute, and aptly named after the owner and it’s a Brazilian themed restaurant.  The decor is colourful and overall the place is inviting and fairly spacious.  There is a varied menu including obviously Brazilian to vegan to your common old bene (which is how this cafe ended up in this blog). There is a bar in case you need a much needed vino, and you can enjoy this indoors or outdoors.

The Service:

The service was helpful and with a smile.

The presentation:

The presentation was pretty impressive.  The sprouts on top added colour and a bit of depth and freshness to the dish.

  • The Benedict – was tasty, plentiful and satisfying.
  • The Bread – it’s actually homemade.  In saying this it was fine, but a wee bit on the colder side for my liking.  Suggest they heat it up more before serving it.
  • The eggs – perfectly good. Runny and Warm and Free Range as a FYI.
  • The Spinach – my fellow diner did not want spinach so they served her portion to me, hence why there looks like a mountain of it.  I was also most impressed that the spinach was part of the dish and therefore I did not have to pay for it as a side.
  • The bacon – there was heaps of it and it was cooked really nicely.
  • The hollandaise – was homemade and there was just the right amount.

Would we go again?

Yes, we would.  Although not on the top of my list, this place is definitely worth another shot.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 7/10. I like the way it automatically came with spinach.

Taste: 7/10. The taste was yummy.

Originality: 6/10 – It’s the pretty standard selection of either Salmon or Bacon, except that the bene includes spinach.

Value: 7/10. It’s pretty reasonable here. The Benedict is $16 (includes sautéed spinach) and the Montreal is $18.

Eggs: (how good they were): 7/10. They were cooked just how I like them, warm and runny.

Overall score: 7/10

11 George Street, Palmerston North

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